Lubbock Cycling Chic

Michael Giberson Tomorrow is the annual “Lowrider/Dream bike” parade on the Texas Tech University campus. The event is part of program in which TTU art students and science and engineering students mentor middle schoolers who assemble and customize a bicycle. There are a lot of very sound pedagogical reasons to think that such hands-on activities … More Lubbock Cycling Chic

Connecticut Attorney General Proposes New State Energy Agency to Combat Incentives for Economic Efficiency

Michael Giberson In economic theory, in lab experiments, in practice – pretty much generally speaking – it is well established in economics that a uniform clearing price auction works better than a pay-as-bid auction in cases such as the spot markets for power operated by the NYISO and ISO-New England (and every similar market in … More Connecticut Attorney General Proposes New State Energy Agency to Combat Incentives for Economic Efficiency

NYT Article on Shai Agassi

Lynne Kiesling Here’s an interesting New York Times article profiling Shai Agassi, the entrepreneur behind Better Place. Better Place is fascinating and worthy of our attention because it has the potential to be a complete game-changer in transportation by making battery replacement in electric vehicles as quick and easy as putting gasoline in your car. … More NYT Article on Shai Agassi

Using Brain Waves to Write/Type

Lynne Kiesling How cool is this: a University of Wisconsin biomedical engineering student has developed a way to type using brain waves. He posted to Twitter using his brain, literally and not just metaphorically! That’s right, no keyboards, just a red cap fitted with electrodes that monitor brain activity, hooked up to a computer flashing … More Using Brain Waves to Write/Type