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Tag Archives: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

CLEVER ENGINE MOUNTS, PART 2

MAGNETO-RHEOLOGICAL technology, as featured in BWI’s clever engine mounts was yesterday’s topic, with a promise today of Part 2’s related memories of one sort or another. I start with a … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

HEY! YOU! GET OFF MY CLOUD!

PROFESSORS AT Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Vernam Group hacked Amazon Web Services, the Cloud computing business that earned Amazon more than $6 billion in 2015. Then, honest guys that WPI’s Thomas … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

HURRICANE ESTHER ’61

AS HURRICANE HERMINE moves her way up the Atlantic coast of the U.S., I’m reminded of 1961’s Hurricane Esther and my own drenching from her. The experience enabled me deftly … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

PONO SOUND

THE WORD “pono”  is Hawaiian for “righteous,” and a fellow graduate of Worcester Polytech has teamed with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young to return righteous fidelity to … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

DR. ROBERT H. GODDARD—FATHER OF AMERICAN ROCKETRY

CELEBRATING, AS we are, the 45th anniversary of our first visiting the moon, we can also give a shout-out to Dr. Robert H. Goddard, rightfully known as the Father of … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · Leave a comment