Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 28

Too Many Tabs

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Part 1: In Which I Explain My Tardiness and Then Deliver a Teaser For the past week or so I have been working on a series of SBIR articles based on an interview that I did with my former project manager at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The articles took longer to write than I expected, …

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Jun 12

NASA Spinoff Technology: More Than Meets the Eye

I’m kind of late on the uptake on this one, but this past spring NASA put together a competition to encourage 3rd through 8th graders to study how space-science research affects their daily lives.  For the competition kids studied examples from NASA’s Spinoff program (see the grown-up version here—great stuff for people interested in tech …

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Jun 06

Government Inaction in Action

So, I’m trying to get an EIN (the business equivalent of a Social Security Number). Ostensibly you type your information into an online form on the IRS page, opt to have the letter delivered electronically, and a few minutes later you are registered. Except that the process crashes to a halt with a “technical difficulty” …

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Jun 03

Weird Science Facts on Twitter

A huge number of visitors to this site have found their way here because of my article on “Weird Science SBIRs.” I’ll try to keep an eye out for other weird-science funding opportunities, but for those who need an immediate (and daily!) “weird science” fix, you really can’t do better than my buddy Greg Gbur’s …

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