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Seveneves

• <b>Author:</b> Neal Stephenson<p>From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.<p>What would happen if the world were ending?<p>A catastrophic …

Books

VersaTOL Validates Patent-Pending Drone Inspection Method - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Industrial chimneys are regularly inspected to ensure their structural integrity. Often this requires a person to physically traverse the interior …

Drones

What drones did next: how flying robots will revolutionise work

Amazon’s drones might be grabbing the headlines, but right now aerial delivery of orders to your back garden is something of a flight of fancy - at least until legal restrictions are removed.<p>In the future carrying small cargo loads may well be big business for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). But …

Drones

Kansas State Polytechnic, Westar Energy advance electric utility inspection and maintenance with drones - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Yvonne Etzel and Kurt Carraway<p>Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus and Kansas-based power company Westar Energy are propelling the electric …

Parrot drones track health of drought-ravaged sequoia trees

For almost a decade, scientist Todd Dawson has studied the giant sequoia trees of California's Whitaker Forest, scaling these towering behemoths as …

How drones will reshape the enterprise

Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards.<p>Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into …

Transforming Drones from a Tool to a Competitive Advantage - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

When I was 17, my dad gave me a 1932 pinball machine. For the longest time, I didn’t know anything about its background, but recently, I became …

Old Man's War

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife's grave. Then he joined the army.<p>The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce-and aliens willing to fight for them are …

History

Valhalla Is A 4x4 Adventure Van Built For Life On The Road

Travel off the grid and into the wilderness in style with a reliable custom-made all-in-one camper van from Outside Van. Each van is based off the …

Choosing a Compact RV or Camper for Retirement Travel

An article I posted a while back about our solution for cheap retirement travel — a small RV — continues to receive a lot of traffic….<p>Nearly 10% of …

How to Create A Travel Journal (Worth Reading Again)

I have to admit something: I am an adamant journaler. Since 2nd grade, I have meticulously constructed words, labored over my ideas, and happily written down the random thoughts that came to mind in my weathered notebooks. Not only is it therapeutic for me, but it's also a great way to look back …

Winnebago's Concept Adventure Vehicle is ready to rough it

In developing the Concept Adventure Vehicle (CAV), Winnebago started with the capable, 144-in (3,658-mm) wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter 4x4, an obvious …

Farewell to the campervan who helped me be a dad

Newly divorced and wanting to provide his kids with a reason to spend time with him, Gavan Naden bought a campervan. After a decade of surfing, biking and frying sausages, the kids have left home, and the van must go too<p>How is it that a ton of old metal can make a grown man cry?<p>This heavyweight …

Campervans

RV Entrepreneurs

<i>“When I’m old and dying, I plan to look back on my life and say ‘wow, that was an adventure,’ not ‘wow, I sure felt safe.’Tom Preston-Werner, Github</i> …

Small Business

What Technology Wants

• <b>Author:</b> Kevin Kelly<p><b>From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable— a sweeping vision oftechnology as a living force that can expand our individual potential</b><p>This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of …

On Writing

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.<p>“Long live the King” hailed <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> upon …

Writing

The Checklist Manifesto

• <b>Author:</b> Atul Gawande<p><b>The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist</b><p>We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever …

Project Management

Medici Effect

• <b>Author:</b> Frans Johansson<p>Why do so many world-changing insights come from people with little or no related experience? Charles Darwin was a geologist when he proposed the theory of evolution. And it was an astronomer who finally explained what happened to the dinosaurs.<p>Frans Johansson’s The Medici …

Makers

• <b>Author:</b> Chris Anderson<p><b>3D Robotics co-founder and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.</b><p>In an age of custom-fabricated, do-it-yourself …

Physics of the Future

• <b>Author:</b> Michio Kaku<p><b>Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.</b><p>In <i>Physics of the Future</i>, Michio Kaku—the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Physics of the Impossible</i>—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the …

Physics

Why Don't Students Like School?

• <b>Author:</b> Daniel T. Willingham<p><b>Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom</b><br>Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how …

Survival of the Sickest

• <b>Author:</b> Dr. Sharon Moalem & Jonathan Prince<p>Read it.<p>You're already living it.<p>Was diabetes evolution's response to the last Ice Age? Did a deadly genetic disease help our ancestors survive the bubonic plagues of Europe? Will a visit to the tanning salon help lower your cholesterol? Why do we age? Why …