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Miles to Empty

By The Metrologist
September 08, 2017

      How Accurate is the Mileage Prediction in Your Car The last two vehicles I’ve owned have had a “miles to E” readout on the dashboard. As a measurement scientist and someone with a touch of OCD, I’ve always felt that the numbers never...
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20 hours or 10,000 hours: What does it take to become a Subject Matter Expert.

By Phil Wiseman
May 23, 2016

        In the past 3 years I have achieved 6 professional certifications. That is more than I accomplished in the previous 10 years. Being the curious person that I am, I began to wonder what does it really take to be a subject matter expert...
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Cleaning out the Fence Row

By Phil Wiseman
February 29, 2016

        Cleaning out the Fence Row and Data Management/Presentation    Every year in late winter/early spring I look at the fence row in my back yard and realize it is time  to clean it out. The process is nearly identical every time. I...
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The Inventor Series: Madame Curie

By Sidney Taylor
December 07, 2015

 
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Calibration and a flat tire

By Phil Wiseman
October 13, 2015

      You never have a flat tire at a convenient time :( I filled out the form online, scheduled the appointment online and arrived at  the scheduled appointment to have a flat tire fixed. No problem. Should only take 20 minutes. Right? Let the...
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Westinghouse: The Inventor

By Sidney Taylor
August 31, 2015

      George Westinghouse  Following up on the Inventor Series is the last combatant in the War of the Currents, George Westinghouse.  A practical and talented inventor, Westinghouse was the quintessential entrepreneur/engineers from a generation...
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Galileo: The Inventor

By Sidney Taylor
July 30, 2015

    If necessity is the mother of invention, then who was the mother of the inventors? Where did the great inventors come from? What did they invent? How were they educated? How did they die? Over the next few months, we will review their lives...
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The War of the Currents

By Sidney Taylor
June 16, 2015

      Flipping the Switch   Whenever somebody flips a switch to turn on the lights, they seldom think about this process. Rarely do they say to themselves . . .  hmm, is this AC or DC?  Do they think about names like Zipernowsky, Bláthy and Déri...
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