This show model of the NASCAR racer sponsored by DVT has a retired chassis
that once rated the circuit, though the body hasn't been through that grueling
cycle. The vehicle, owned by Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, is now driven
by Mike Bliss. To help give attendees a feel for what it's like to race the
vehicle, there are two racing stations in the pavilion. Attendees say it comes
close (well, sort of) to actually being there. Race cars in general though are a
big draw for the techie audience like the DVT Users Group.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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.