Xoom perdicts the weather

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Not only can you make phone calls and do math and look at a computer and play games (click here for other Xoom post), but you can also use the Xoom to perdict the weather!  Check out the news item on CENT.  Now if it has a temperture gauge.  My phone says one temperture, and […]

Game Changing Technology of 2010

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It is always interesting to look back at the end of the year.  What new technologies are out there, what game changers are there, what happened.  And while every year, there is something new or improved, it is the game changers that we write most about.  Last year, about this time, common thought was the […]

The Smart Phone in the Battlefield…

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“Hi Mom.  Can I call you back? I’m in the middle of a fire fight.”  I cannot say that is something that will never happen, after all, the truth is always stranger than fiction, but I can see this phone call happening some point in the future.  The solider would probably say, “Busy mom, I’ll […]

3D Real Time Closer to Reality

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The University of Arizona has published an article in the scientific journal of Nature on almost real time 3D images.  “Holographic telepresence means we can record a three-dimensional image in one location and show it in another location, in real-time, anywhere in the world,” Nasser Peyghambarian, one of the study’s lead researchers, said in a […]

NetWorks 2 Proposal Reboot

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It is a hectic time at MATEC NetWorks.  We are busy proposal writing for the next big grant – which is NetWorks 2.0.  I am currently working on the Challenges and Future of Digital Libraries.  After all, NetWorks is first and foremost a digital library.  There are some exciting ideas that we would like to […]

The Future of Digital Libraries

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At MATEC NetWorks right now, we are in the process of writing the NetWorks 2 grant for the NSF.  Yes, surprise, grant submissions are due this year on October 21, 5 pm local time.  Being the curator of the digital library, I will be writing the section of the grant on the digital library.  No longer are […]

HI-TEC Conference coming soon

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Are you wondering what you should do July 26-29?  Want to get away and have some fun?  The HI-TEC conference is this month and it is in Orlando, Florida.  So bring the family and while you are learning at the conference, they can be enjoying all that Orlando has to offer.  HI-TEC is a national […]

Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

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Not sure what to give for Father’s day?  Here is a catelogue that any engineer, technician, or computer Geek would love with a few suggestions.  THINKGEEK! Slide Rule Magnetic Accelerator Cannon Stirling Engine Kit Third Hand Adjustable Parts Holder Freeloader Pro Solar Charger Cable Monkey Cable Organizer Circuit Board clipboard Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Dread Pirate Roberts […]

NetWorks 1.5

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Being grant funded you are always nervous when you have not heard from the NSF about funding.  MATEC and MATEC NetWorks lost three great people back in March because of the lack of funding.  So, it is always great news when funding comes in – and that is what has happened for MATEC NetWorks – […]

Engineering Summer Camps for Kids

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Celeste Baine, for Engineering Education Service Center, posts a directory of Summer Camps for Kids in engineering.  Well, I will let her explain: The following camp directory lists some of the summer camps for K-12 students in engineering throughout the United States and Canada that are and were previously offered. The directory lists camps that have […]

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