Upcoming Webinars

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I am in the process of creating NetWorks next webinar schedule. If you have any ideas for a webinar that you would like to see NetWorks do, please send a comment or email. Mark Viquesney

Carbon Sequestration Webinar

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NetWorks hosted an awesome webinar this morning entitled:  Carbon Sequestration: New Curriculum Featuring a Promising Alternative Energy Technology.  This webinar was sponsored by the NSF and the High Tech Workforce Inititive (HTWI).  Brad Bates did an awesome presentation.  Here is the description: Carbon sequestration, the process of removing carbon from the atmosphere and depositing it […]

Xoom: The Best of the Consumer Electronic Show

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The Xoom, by Motorola, is where the convergence of the smart phone / tablet is going – it becomes the brain of your tablet, it becomes the brain of your home video collection.  Watch the video and see why Motorola’s Xoom is where the smart phone is going.  While I like my Evo, I love the idea […]

Education Challenges in the 21st Century Part 3

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This installment of our @matec newsletter article ”Education Challenges in the 21st Century”, inspired by Cathleen Barton’s presentation at the HI-TEC 2009 event, focuses on Grand Challenges as identified by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The NAE Committee on Engineering’s Grand Challenges has identified 14 areas awaiting engineering solutions in the 21st century. This critical grouping […]

Gmail Increases it’s Maximum Attachment Size to 25 MB

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The Google Operating System blog claims that, “Now you can send bigger attachments in Gmail, as Google increased the maximum attachment size to 25 MB.” This is from 10 MB.  And can be referenced HERE. If you don’t have a gmail account, I’d recommend getting one. Shay

How to Win at Guitar Hero with an FPGA

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 Hi Everyone’ I thought you might like to review this article I found on PLD Design Line eMagazine. It is an idea of using an FPGA and a few other interface systems to develop an electronics system that simulates the Guitar Hero game for the Wii. This link now has the complete story of the project […]

Taking a Risk at Being Creative

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 Hi Everyone, It has been some time since posting a blog topic here at Techspectives but thought this string conversation I had recently with Celeste Baine on a short video clip she posted on her blog might start some interesting convesations. So what started this conversation? See the video at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54iAkkjsfrA How do […]

Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students

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Maggieh added this really good resource to our digital library the other day, entitled: Avoiding the 5 Most Common Mistakes in Using Blogs with Students. This article was written by Ruth Reynard and published in Campus Technology. Maggieh’s desrciption is as follows: Ruth Reynard’s article in Campus Technology provides helpful guidelines for properly directing the […]

Leasing Solar Panels

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In the Cost of Solar, I mentioned how expensive it was to buy solar panels and the long term return of investment. There had to be a better way, and there is. Buying a solar system costs a lot. The better way is that my family will be leasing solar panels from Solarcity. This is […]

Hoo Knew… Vance Williams

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Monday, June 9, 2008, was just like any other day. Apple opened up their big conference… emails to open… blogs to write… But, it was not like any other day. Our good friend and colleague, Vance Williams passed away suddenly from an unexpected and unknown illness. Vance was Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center’s (MATEC) Network […]

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