There was dissonance in the church when the pianist and other musicians had to hunt for the key their Music Leader was playing in. Dick's gadget took the guesswork out of the guitar, the meandering out of the mandolin and the pondering out of the piano. The Music Leader communicates the key to the others by setting the display on his Sending Unit via pushbutton or the foot switch, and the Remote Units replicate that display for everyone else. Now, they're all in one A chord (or F, or C, or...).
The 100% solar-powered airplane Solar Impulse 2 is prepping for its upcoming flight, becoming the first plane to fly around the world without using fuel. It's able to do so because of above-average performance by all of the technologies that go into it, especially materials.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
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