Joel Walker

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Simple Steps Towards Local Prosperity | Smart Cities Dive

Travelling through the west country in 1720, Daniel Defoe was struck by the prosperity of the town of Totnes in Devon. He described how salmon would …

Jon Stein: The No-Hour Work Week

GUEST MENTOR Jon Stein, co-founder of Betterment: Startup founders are already prone to long hours. The people who choose to work them are incredibly driven, and there’s always lots of work to be done. Startup team members derive satisfaction from the heavy demands and high pressure placed on them. …

Keep Your Smartphone Pocketed and Be Bored for Creativity's Sake

Smartphones have definitely struck a blow against boredom—while traveling, in the checkout aisle, when friends are running late. But consider that …

Creativity

How Biomimicry is Shaping the Nature of our Buildings | Smart Cities Dive

<i>Today's post is by guest writer Joe Zazzera. Joe is a Biomimicry Specialist, LEED AP ID+C, a Green Roof Professional and Living Wall designer, and he</i> …

Show Us Your Everyday Carry

Adam Savage shares with the world his Everyday Carry (EDC)—basically the stuff that stays in his pockets all the time. That got us to thinking. What …

Discovery Channel

Beautiful Collapsable Cubicles Are an Office Rat's Dream Come True

The cubicle is a horrid monster of office design. While they might be functional, it's never pretty to section off your office into endless false …

Architecture

Forward-thinking Tiny Homes are built from "pure salvage"

We've noted before that the greenest house is the one that is still standing -- with the next best thing probably being one that's built from …

Design

New Soyuz route cuts travel time to ISS from two days to six hours

Normally, a trip from Earth to the ISS takes about two days. Thursday, a Soyuz capsule docked with the orbiting laboratory after less than six hours of flight time, setting a record. Accelerating the trip wasn't an issue of newer technology or more powerful engines, necessarily, but of better math …

How-To: Living Willow Playhouse

Spring is gearing up, so now is the perfect time to make plans for summertime outdoor play. Make your kids an awesome living willow playhouse with this fun tutorial from Raising Sparks!<p>I don’t know about you, but this is definitely the kind of place where little kid me would have spent many a happy …

Make Better Eye Contact and Remember People's Names with One Simple Trick

If you find yourself stumbling over conversations with other people, reader whyalways shares a tip for making better eye contact <i>and</i> remembering …

Will NASA Announce Plans to Snag an Asteroid and Fly It to Earth?

When the Obama administration's 2014 federal budget gets released in early April, it might include a curious item: a $100 million request for NASA to …

Ashlyn Brockington on Twitter: "Skyping with NASA at the Kennedy Space Center in chemistry!!🔬🔭 http://t.co/lWNRBAeijT"

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THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS on Twitter: "Right now on @SiriusXM @altnation with @altregan: MARS discussing the trip to @NASA's Johnson Space Center + #UpInTheAir."

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To Be Continued…

<i>“There is no escaping our obligations: our moral obligations as a wise leader and good neighbor in the interdependent community of free nations…”</i><p><i>–</i> …

RHoK Jr

<i>NASA is privileged to serve as a founding partner in Random Hacks of Kindness, a self-sustaining global community of innovators building practical</i> …

The Space Industry Needs Open Standards to Thrive | openNASA

<i>Stephen Murphey is a DIY Space Technology Evangelist researching how the Open Source and Maker Movement will revolutionize the space industry. The</i> …

An Interview with FutureThink

I had the opportunity to talk to futurethink about NASA’s Open Innovation Program. This is a cross-post of the interview from their website. A longer …

President apparently will endorse plan to rope asteroid - SciGuy

Last spring a group of California-based scientists proposed that NASA fly into space and rope themselves an asteroid.<p><b>The study</b>, from the Keck …

Mars to get a comet fly-by, and maybe even a collision, next year - SciGuy

The last thing our world needs is a collision with a large, fast-moving comet.<p>But Mars? That might be interesting.<p>And NASA scientists say a large …

Sequester hits NASA’s outreach and educational programs

Two senior-level NASA officials addressed attendees of the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference via Skype instead of in person on Monday because of the so-called sequester, according to an NBC science blog.<p>That’s one way the recent government-wide spending cuts have hit the nation’s …

NASA Invites Media Inside One of the World's Largest Vacuum Chambers

HOUSTON - One of the two largest vacuum chambers in the world will be open to news media at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday, April …

NASA - NASA Selects Integrated Program Support Service Providers

CONTRACT RELEASE : C13-019<p>NASA Selects Integrated Program Support Service Providers<p>WASHINGTON -- NASA has selected seven small businesses to provide …