Who Needs a Real Estate Agent?

During the “dot-bomb” era, everyone believed that the Internet was going to “dis-intermediate” all of the middle men in business transactions.  Of course, this didn’t happen quite as expected… Now, we’re finally seeing an interesting use of the Internet to

Convergence of Home Video and Photos

For all of our family vacations, I typically drag along our Canon SD 700 6-megapixel camera along with our Canon Elura 40 Mini-DV tape camcorder.  For the last five years, I’ve been searching for a decent quality unit that combines

Israeli Robot

According to Popular Mechanics, the Israeli-manufactured VIPeR (Versatile, Intelligent, Portable Robot) is a tough military robot.  Designed to act as a partner to dismounted troops in urban environments, the 9-in.-tall, 25-pound VIPeR can accept various sensor packages, including infrared cameras

Rube Goldberg

If you’re a fan of Rube Goldberg machines (those crazy concoctions that perform a simple task in an indirect and convoluted way), you’ll find this short video very interesting.

Job Application

Two young engineers applied for a single position at a computer company. They both had the same qualifications. In order to determine which individual to hire, the applicants were asked to take a test by the department manager.Upon completion of

Tour of GM Assembly Plant

We took all of our employees at Renaissance on a “field trip” to the GM Moraine Assembly plant yesterday.  This plant produces nearly 1,000 SUVs (Trailblazer, Envoy, etc.) every day and employs over 2,500 laborers over 2 shifts.  The tour

Water .vs. Wine

This is a good one from Mark Kelly… It has been scientifically proven that if we drink 1 liter of water each day, at the end of the year we would have absorbed more than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli (E.