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Reliability Explored

August 28, 2009
Data storage is an important topic, ask NASA
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Let's Knock Down 5 Million Crappy Houses

August 24, 2009
Last month, three single-family homes I pass while driving to work disappeared.

Poof.
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What's the Next Game Changer?

August 20, 2009
Good enough isn't good enough
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Cloudy Thinking

August 14, 2009
Trying to sort out the meaning of cloud technology
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BIM news

August 13, 2009
A recent press release from ASHRAE brings news of a new research project, one of 13 approved at ASHRAE’s recent 2009 Annual Conference, that will “develop open-source reference models by
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How do engineering degrees shape up when it comes to salary?

August 10, 2009
Does an engineering degree really provide a leg up when it comes to earning potential? Count on it.
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Let's Bring Families to Trade Shows

August 10, 2009
I was aghast the first time I visited the annual trade show known as the South Atlantic Well Water Drillers Jubilee in Myrtle Beach, S.C. When the doors to the expo hall opened, in poured hundreds of families.
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It's a Big Universe

August 4, 2009
Trying to see the big (digital) picture
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Hanging by a Thread

August 3, 2009
I rarely look out my seventh-floor window, but a few weeks ago a dangling window washer grabbed my attention. This guy--let’s call him Wally--was cleaning windows on a building adjacent to the one that houses BNP Media’s offices.
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Call for papers

July 30, 2009
ASHRAE has announced a call for papers for its 2010 Annual Conference, titled, “Raising Efficiency to New Levels.” The conference will be held June 26-30 in Albuquerque. According to a
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