four platforms for electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences: OpenEdition Books, Revues.org, Hypotheses, Calenda OpenEdition Books is giving pride of place to Brazil at the 2015 Salon du Livre de Paris by presenting a selection of humanities and social science titles about the country. Environmental issues, urbanism, economic and technological development, political movements, cultural and academic cooperat... South America is heterogeneous. This heterogeneity is, of course, partly due to the vast geographical, social and cultural area covered by the term. The Personality Test What is the Personality Test? The staple of modern Scientology recruitment is the Personality Test, or to give it its more formal name, the Oxford Capacity Analysis (OCA). It also appears sometimes to be (or to have been) referred to as the American Personality Analysis or APA. The OCA has been used as a recruiting tool by Scientology since 1953. What Is Scientology? (1992 edition) says of the test:
GE launches 'microfactory' to co-create the future of manufacturing - TechRepublic GE has launched FirstBuild, a microfactory and open community space in Louisville, Kentucky for students, makers, and engineers to co-create the smart appliances of the future. On Wednesday, General Electric announced the launch of FirstBuild, a "microfactory" and open community for students, engineers, and innovators on the University of Louisville campus in Louisville, Kentucky. The company wants to create a new business model for the manufacturing industry by harnessing open innovation, the maker movement, and community involvement to build a revolutionary new wave of smart appliances. The project is a collaboration between GE, the University of Louisville, and Local Motors, an open source hardware platform. "This is global co-creation paired with a microfactory on site," said Chip Blankenship, CEO of GE Appliances. "We will innovate and bring products to market faster than ever before."
Building an Open-Source Home Automation System Short Summary Hey folks! I am Marco Schwartz, entrepreneur & electrical engineer, and founder of Open Home Automation where I teach people how to build their own home automation systems using open-source hardware. unicorn TSP crossing The question behind the “Traveling Salesman Problem” is basically, what’s the most efficient path through a large number of points? There are probably many important applications of this difficult mathematical problem, but the most interesting for me is line art. If you’ve been following the progress of the MakerBot Unicorn or Egg-Bot projects, you’ve already seen some incredible examples of “TSP” line art. Error - could not find Thing 4450. Frontiers of Biomedical Engineering About the Course The course covers basic concepts of biomedical engineering and their connection with the spectrum of human activity. It serves as an introduction to the fundamental science and engineering on which biomedical engineering is based. Case studies of drugs and medical products illustrate the product development-product testing cycle, patent protection, and FDA approval.
All Fabric, All the Time » Blog Archive » My Big Digital Fabric Printing Experiment Welcome to True Up, your source for fabric news, designer interviews, sale alerts, and everything fabric. For regular updates, like us on Facebook or subscribe to RSS feed with your favorite feed reader. Thanks for visiting! Earlier this year Fabric on Demand joined the pioneering Spoonflower in offering affordable digital fabric printing over the internet to the everyday crafter. Soon after, two more services popped up, Karma Kraft and Eye Candey. David A. Mellis: DIY Cellphone An exploration into the possibilities for individual construction and customization of the most ubiquitous of electronic devices, the cellphone. I investigate the implications of digital fabrication and open-source hardware for DIY practice. Research questions include:
Works Skip to main content ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst Part of the Materials Science and Engineering Commons Works in Materials Science and Engineering Molecular Engineering Strategies for the Design and Synthesis of New Organic Photovoltaic Materials, Paul J. Homnick Doctoral Dissertations 2014-current Know Your Fibers: Cotton Vs. Viscose Rayon The goal of our Know Your Fibers series is to provide info about different types of fibers for our readers. In this post, we’ll take a look at how cotton compares to viscose rayon. While cotton and rayon fibers are both made from the same polymer (cellulose), cotton’s cellulose is grown in five to six months by plants. ShopBot Desktop Architect, designer and educator John Thomas Heida relaxes in his retro, flat-pack chair John Thomas Heida is an architectural designer, a furniture designer, and a digital-fabrication specialist at the School of Visual Art’s Visible Futures Lab. He teaches at the New York School of Interior Design, School of Visual Arts and at Pratt Institute in New York City. Serving the NYC and SF Bay Area for over 8 years, John has worked with Architecture Firms (& related industries), Jewelry Designers, Furniture Designers, & world class Branding Agencies in various capacities. He brings a toolkit packed with software, construction, and fabrication knowledge which helps him to provide cutting edge solutions to the most demanding clients. I caught up with John by phone recently:
teen tech camp recap As some of you may already know, last week I had the honor and privilege to help organize the 2013 Teen Tech Camp in Durham, North Carolina. The event was extremely challenging, fun and one of the most rewarding things I have ever been a part of. the idea The idea for the camp came from my experience at the Teen Tech Camp in 2012. Refresh the Triangle, a community made up of area designers and developers, hosted the camp and focused it around web applications, websites and web design. The kids learned about HTML, CSS, web design and other web-related technologies from local professional technologists.