40 Years of Cubes

In 1964, Bob Propst created the Action Office System, better known as the cubicle. It seemed like a good idea…


The Spaceward Foundation has announced their Elevator:2010 challenge. Similar to the $10 million Ansari X Prize, the competition is intended to jump-start technologies critical to the creation of a space elevator, and is targeting student groups. The initial 3 competions are for climber prototypes to race up a 60-meter ribbon, developing better materials for the […]

Online Machine Shop

When I was a kid, I used to dream of having a machine that would enable me to create 3D objects of my own design. Well, now it’s available online at eMachineShop.com! Using their free design software, you create the item you want, then upload the design, select a material (aluminum, steel, brass, acrylic, etc.) […]