I noticed the Robin’s nest in my ornamental blue spruce near our front door. After having the mama-bird squawk at me, I was able to get close to the nest to snap a photo. The first image of the three
I discovered that many electrical items were not working in the faithful 2000 Toyota that we’ve had in the family for 17 years. I opened up the fuse box in the engine compartment (see below) to check the status. I
The press is bubbling with excitement about machine learning, statistics, and data analytics. However, for the rank and file, the applications of these techniques are not intuitive. Here are some interesting applications for recent emotional public events in the election
With the invention of digital computers, the notion of time as a universal construct has become extremely pervasive. Most data are recorded and retrieved with the construct of a date/time stamp. For example, when people review their bank accounts, they
How many nuclear engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? Seven. One to install the new bulb and six to figure out what to do with the old one for the next 10,000 years.
Newton asked a group of medical students, science students, management students, and engineering students the question, “How can you write 4 in between 5 with just 2 characters?” The medical students answered, “This is a joke, right?” The science students
A pretty decent article in Interesting Engineering: 1. You have the constant urge to build and tinker with something 2. Always thinking about making things work better 3. Going into a project and having absolutely no idea what to do
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, “What’s with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!” The doctor chimed in, “I don’t know,
I was on my 40-mile bicycle ride this morning, which took us right past Kil-Kare Motor Speedway. This raceway is located approximately 10 miles east of Dayton. The place was packed, and of course the drag racers were loud, so
I’ve got a few grape plants around my yard, with one Chardonnay plant in particular in a large pot on my deck. I’ve been extremely pleased with the growth and the quantity of grape clusters on the vines this year.