Polyurea Coatings

Polyurea spray coatings can add some really amazing properties to otherwise fragile structures in a matter of minutes. If you’ve never seen it, a video search can show loose stacks of concrete blocks, Styrofoam coolers, and even watermelons made indestructible after just “painting” them with this stuff.

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Different Patent Types

Let’s say you’ve invented this newest and greatest product. To ensure no one steals your design or technical features of the product, you’ll want to make sure you get a patent. By patenting your product, you are given the right to exclude others from making, using, or selling your invention for a limited period.

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Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Superhydrophobic surfaces take advantage of the liquid-liquid magnetic forces (cohesion), the liquid-solid magnetic forces (adhesion), and gravity to prevent water from clinging to the surface.

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Value Analysis and Value Engineering

VA/VE is a process. VA stands for Value Analysis, and VE stands for Value Engineering. Together, they’re great tools for delivering exactly what your customers want at a great price excluding the unnecessary. The VA part is normally more applied to existing products or prototypes (quantify the value that exists), while VE is in the design phase for new or revised products (create the value that doesn’t yet exist).

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Quantum Computers

Quantum computers use subatomic behaviors to conduct logical operations in a totally new way. When scaled up just a little, it becomes physically impossible for traditional electronic computers to compare. Google recently announced that its quantum computer just achieved something called “quantum supremacy”. It claims to have processed a calculation in just 200 seconds that would have required the world’s most powerful supercomputers over 10,000 years to crunch.

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Creativity | Unfiltered: Never Split the Difference

In Never Split the Difference, Chris Voss takes you along for a ride through his adventures in becoming a hostage negotiator for the FBI. Chris describes his journey from the beginning of his interest in the profession, to intense high-stakes international crises with human lives on the line, to having his own methods used against him by his consulting business associates.

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Validate Your Business Idea With A Broken Website

There are plenty of people you’ll encounter throughout your life that will enthusiastically support your ideas. Actually ask them to cough up the cash though and you’ll start to hear the excuses roll in as they slink back into the shadows hoping not to be noticed. So how do you validate a business idea if it’s just an idea? How do you sell something that doesn’t exist?

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Bluetooth vs Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth is a standard protocol for sending information wirelessly between nearby electronic devices. It isn’t the electronics themselves, but rather the rules that are followed by the little gadgets. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), is like a subset of rules that allows for very different types of wireless traffic. BLE made it possible for tiny sensors and circuits distributed all over a local area to report in information wirelessly over long periods of time without needing to new batteries or recharging.

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