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Art meets science meets science fiction with tree of 40 fruit! #SamVanAken

Check out this awesome Tedx talk by artist/scientist Sam Van Aken. He describes in detail how he sculpts stone fruit trees that produce 40 different fruits through use of grafting ( 30 more words

Science

Brooklyn Bridge Study from the Engineering of Bridges class

This week, our Engineering of Bridges class took a trip down to the Brooklyn Bridge. Despite the mystery surrounding the white flags atop the bridge’s two towers, students joined tourist and pedestrians on the bridge’s walk way to analyze and observe the bridge’s iconic structure. 335 more words

Science

Pick a path to take

It’s been said, “You “must” make a decision.  You can right.  You can go left.  You can go straight.  Just don’t stand still.”

In the Marines, it was to force you to decide.   25 more words

Engineering

Malaysia Airlines #MH17 - airlines ban flights over trouble hot spots - an annotated infographic

Airlines around the world are addressing global trouble spots by cancelling or rerouting flights to avoid them. A new sense of urgency is being displayed in dealing with global trouble spots, following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine. 36 more words

Technology

Passive Program: Cup Stacking

Okay, pretty much every single week I tell you my boredom buster/passive program is the easiest one, so you’re probably not going to believe me that this is really truly so simple you won’t believe it. 127 more words

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