Archive:April, 2010

April 30th, 2010

U.S. Oil Slick Spill, 2010 – BBC World News, Part 2 [Video]

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BBC continues its report on the April 30, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (Runichannel1)

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April 30th, 2010

U.S. Oil Slick Spill, 2010 – BBC World News, Part 1 [Video]

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BBC reports on the April 30, 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. (Runichannel1)

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April 30th, 2010

Can Engineering Make You Sexier? Dilbert Knows. [Comic]

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Today’s ChEnected Funny Bone:

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Dilbert on the iPhone 4G [Comic] (edibleapple.com)

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April 29th, 2010

Why Knights Should Have Been Trained in Heat and Mass Transfer [Solved]

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CHALLENGE QUESTION: (See the Answer Below!)
How long could a knight survive against a fire-breathing dragon?

Background:
As a knight you do this all the time, fight dragons that is. But finding yourself engulfed in a dragons fiery breath, you are beginning to question that career move. […] Read the rest of this entry »

April 29th, 2010

Producing Electricity and Chemicals Simultaneously

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An article in the February 2010 issue of Chemical Engineering Progress, “Producing Electricity and Chemicals Simultaneously” by Herbert W. Cooper (pp. 24–32), prompted quite a few letters from readers and generated much discussion. Because of space constraints, we were not able to […]

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April 28th, 2010

YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring – Meet Alireza Banimostafa

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Welcome to our second interview in the YP ChEnectees of AIChE Spring 2010 series. AIChE is an organization that is headquartered in the U.S. but also one that reaches many different parts of the world. During the first day of AIChE’s Spring meeting in San Antonio, I caught up with […]

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April 27th, 2010

Who is Your Favorite Robot/Android?

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See the post related to this poll: Meet NASA’s Newest Astronaut, R2

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April 27th, 2010

Book Review – The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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A Black Swan, for the sake of this discussion, has three primary characteristics: it is unpredictable, it carries a massive impact, and after the fact it is possible to assemble a rationale as to how we should have been able to predict it quite easily. These can be positive […]

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April 26th, 2010

GM and NASA Take Giant Leap in Robotic Technology

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Using leading edge control, sensor and vision technologies, NASA and GM engineers and scientists came together at NASAs Johnson Space Center to build a new dexterous humanoid robot (Robonaut2, or R2 for short) capable of working side by side with people whether that means helping GM create safer cars and […]

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April 26th, 2010

Meet NASA’s Newest Astronaut, R2

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Robot to Join Space Station Crew
Let the next phase of science fiction becoming reality begin. Later this year, NASA is going to be launching the first human-like robot into space to become the International Space Station’s newest permanent resident. Developed jointly by NASA and General Motors, the 300-lb Robonaut 2, […]

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