Having moved from my Motorola Razr to my Blackberry as my primary phone, I hadn't seen my Razr for a week. Usually, this would bother me and despite carrying an increasing number of gadgets, I'd at least spend some time looking for the Razr. But after panning my Razr with a tired battery in my previous blog post, I didn't care whether I found it. Lo and behold, it showed up in some pants pocket this morning. It works, but my Blackberry 8700c is now my main phone.
By the way, I wrote a Chevy Volt column (posted Thursday) discussing why GM is so late to the electric car party. The columns highlights our coverage of the electric car's new materials and powertrain. Check it out.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
Neil Fromer is the executive director of the Resnick Institute, a program for energy and sustainability at the California Institute of Technology, working to develop new ideas and research technologies related to providing a sustainable future. He spoke to us about the severity of the current drought in California and how solar energy can help prevent such situations in the future.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.