view of Earth from spaceOn October 1, 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) started its operations and since then has been responsible for both manned and unmanned civilian space exploration projects. The federal agency also involves itself in aeronautic and aerospace research.

Its commitment to space exploration identified problems that needed solving, whether in health and safety, material limitations, the development of tools that would work in zero gravity or technical solutions that allowed for improved analysis of this last great frontier. As barriers to space travel were overcome, the resulting tech often led to improvements on Earth. [click to continue…]

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Best Tech for Game of Thrones Characters

by Jason Provost on April 22, 2016

iron throne from Game of ThronesFans of HBO’s Game of Thrones are about to see what’s in store for their favorite characters, as the flagship series is set to air its sixth season premier this Sunday night. Cue the awesome opening credits scene, please?

It’s safe to say that winter has finally arrived, that tensions in the realm have risen to the highest levels they’ve ever been and every major character is in some form of conundrum, quandary or predicament. Unfortunately, the medieval-era fantasy world created by George R.R. Martin offers no relief in the form of technology. [click to continue…]

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Go Green with These 6 Tech Tools

by Modis on April 22, 2016

go green with techIn honor of Earth Day, we put together a list of tech tools that will help you go green by doing things like find green accommodations or help your business cut back on paper usage. Even if you haven’t made the move to an all green office environment, the smallest eco-friendly changes are enough to make a major impact on the Earth. Take a look! [click to continue…]

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ai virtual connectionWhen you mention robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in conversation, images from blockbuster Hollywood movies often spring to mind, usually including the Terminator, Transformer, or Iron Man franchises.

Let’s face it: androids like Data in Star Trek’s Next Generation series are firmly entrenched in the realms of science fiction and our technology is in no way prepared to even start developing products of this nature. If the build was possible, battery life is sure to be an issue when you consider the hours currently available on laptops, tablets and smartphones. Our Data would definitely need a ‘hibernate’ function and a battery the size of a small sedan. [click to continue…]

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5 Cool Offices That Inspire Us

by Modis on April 18, 2016

what cool offices look likeA stellar work atmosphere has a lot to do with company culture, management style, and your team’s makeup, but your physical office environment itself can also have a huge impact on productivity, happiness, and creativity on-the-job. Nobody loves working in a drab cubicle farm, which is why many innovative companies are finding creative ways to inspire their employees through inventive work spaces. Here’s a look at a few cool offices in the creative and tech industry to offer ideas on ways to improve your office environment to attract the top tech talent.
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BLS Regional Jobs ReportThe Bureau of Labor Statistics released their Regional Jobs Report for March 2016 this week. The national unemployment rate saw little change, up 0.1 percent from the previous month to 5.0 percent. Twenty-one states saw their unemployment rates decrease month-over-month, 15 states had increases, and 14 states and the District of Columbia had no change. Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia had employment rate decreases year-over-year, 12 states had increases, and 2 states had no change.

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