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5 Reasons Why Self-Driving Cars Will Create Heaven on Earth

In this first of a two-part essay, we’ll discuss some of the technologies of and advantages to self-driving, autonomous vehicles. This subject has been bandied about quite a bit over the last few years, and now of course Google is investing some very real money...

Four great ways to get started

We talked last time about the Maker Culture and what it might portend for a new generation of young product designers, engineers and dreamers. Maker Faires and TechShops are replacing the more traditional public school shop classes as the places where people get...

STAR at Rapid 3D Exhibition

Next week STAR’s very own Tim Ruffner, Zakary Smith and Trevor Thompson will be in Long Beach, California for the 25th Rapid 3D Additive Manufacturing Exhibition. The largest of its kind in North America, the Rapid show is the place to learn about the latest...

Maker’s Mark

Back in the day, American public schools had a varied curriculum to provide to their students. In addition to the traditional courses in math, history, geography and English literature, there would be elective courses in one of several practical or shop-related...

Building a new you

The human body is a marvel of engineering, a wonderment of complexity, subtlety and adaptation. But we are still prone to the ravages of time, injury and disease, and we turn to the world of medicine to help fix whatever ails us. Now we may also be turning to...

Things to be proud of about Zhongshan!

We at STAR are very fond of our adopted hometown and we’re proud to play a role in keeping it a nice place to live and work. From time to time we’d like to keep all of you updated on recent events happening in and around town. The Zhongshan Foreign Affairs...

Designs that need a redesign

Last time we talked about what goes into a perfect design. This time we look at some common everyday objects that could use a bit of redesign. All of the following have served their purposes admirably over the years, answering a felt need and in the process becoming...

Can you build a better mousetrap?

Deng Xiaoping famously said that it doesn’t matter if the cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. And when it comes to catching mice, nothing except the cat has done the job better than the humble mousetrap. We present it here not because we’re...

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