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March 6, 2013

Does Daylight Saving Time Save Us Anything?

Daylight-savings

This is the time of year when we are awarded a few spring-like days that remind us that the Vernal Equinox is near and summer is not far behind. Warm Sun, Cold Air. When I was little, my mom would make me wear a coat on brisk, early spring mornings. When I protested, she would […]

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February 20, 2013

Legacy of Early Spaceflights Shows Need for Continued Exploration

John Glenn

On Feb. 20, 1962, astronaut John H. Glenn climbed aboard the tiny Friendship 7 spacecraft, the third of six manned Mercury flights and the first one to orbit the Earth. Fifty-one years later, we can look back and commemorate the life of Glenn, one of the most accomplished Americans of the 20th century and ask […]

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February 11, 2013

Patents Protect Better Mousetraps and Other Inventions

Inventors-Day

Feb. 11, the birthday of Thomas Alva Edison, is National Inventors Day in the United States. It’s good to recall a comment attributed to Emerson that “if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” On National Inventors Day, it might be good to look at how your better […]

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December 17, 2012

December 21, 2012: Doomsday or New Beginning?

Mayan-calendar-Carmen

We are in the countdown moments. In just days the world will end with earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and asteroids colliding with the earth. The ancient Mayans foretold of the end-of-the-world through their calendar which ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. At least that is what a lot of people believe. But what do the Mayans […]

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