January 28, 2019

Unless you live under a rock, you have either heard about or seen the documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.” It’s all about the performing artist accused of horrendous abuse against women.

Movements have been underway to stop playing his music and for other artists to disass...

January 28, 2019

Paige Kassalen shares how she became part of the ground crew for the first solar powered plane to fly around the world.

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7:35     | 2/1/19    | Season 1 

This episode is brought to you by Epilog Laser.
 

January 25, 2019

The first commercial use of a bar code scanner was at a supermarket in Ohio and was fully publicized and recorded. Credit: Yale University Press

It's hard for us to envision a world with bar codes (also written as one word, barcode), those multi-width stripes on the cor...

January 25, 2019

Author Walter Isaacson writes about the series of disruptive technologies that have led to the current digital revolution. Image source: aspeninstitute.org/Patrice Gilbert

In The Innovator’s Dilemma1, first published in 2000, Clayton M. Christensen defined two types of...

January 25, 2019

Brian Muirhead

No matter what the industry, getting there first with an idea that captivates the customer is the Holy Grail of engineering. But the chances for success in that quest typically hinge on building an engineering team with the imagination to conceive the nex...

January 22, 2019

The Solar Impulse 2 airplane cuts a graceful silhouette. It has a slim singleseat cockpit with two propellers on either side, all below a lanky 236-ft wing. Look at the wing from above, and you’ll see the array of solar panels laid out along its top.


In 2016, this sola...

October 19, 2018

Episode:

S1 E4: Solar Impulse Girl

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, PA


Occupation:

Electrical Engineer - Solar Impulse

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Virginia Tech

Fun Fact:

Kassalen was an electrical engineer on the ground crew of Solar Impulse, the first airplane to cir...

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