Cosmic Ray Interference

Cosmic rays are what we commonly call the bits of atoms that are blasted across the cosmos at darn near the speed of light. The vast majority of these are nuclei of hydrogen or helium atoms, so they’re positively charged, relatively massive, and highly energetic when traveling at that speed.

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Wax Motors

Wax motors are little devices that utilize the unique properties of wax to push and pull things when its temperature changes. If you’re like most people, you’ve benefitted from wax motors – likely even have a few of them at home – and don’t even know they’re around.

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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

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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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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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