Intel’s R&D

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When you think of Intel you think of microprocessor chips; the brains inside the PC. News from their development forum has me seeing their R&D being much more than just chips. They recently introduced “programmable matter” and “wireless electricity”. Size is no longer an issue – the device can take the form of a wristband […]

I can do what?

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I find it fascinating how many times I run into people who have the skills for a job and don’t realize it. A self-employed plumber who works on construction sites was working at my house and he was telling me he wants to get out of plumbing because it is not steady enough work. I […]

Doing Something Different in the Classroom

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What are you doing different this year? My classes begin in the next two weeks and while it is easy for me to do the same thing I did the last time, I ask myself – what am I doing differently this year? How am I going to use technology effectively – not just to […]

Energy Harvesting

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Apparently energy haversting is starting to get real. My July issue of Automation World has an article titled, “Wireless Energy Harvesting Gets Real.” They see a possibility to replace batteries in wireless sensor networks. The web site Energy Harvesting Forum states, “Energy Harvesting is the process of capturing minute amounts of energy from one or […]

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