Today, I read a post on Buzzfeed entitled "26 Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence" and it truly lives up to the title and arguably will leave viewers pondering long before the final image. My personal favorite was scaling down our Sun to the size of a white blood cell and stating that our Milky Way Universe would be equivalent to the United States. Lot of food for thought to start this week out right. Check it out for yourself over on Buzzfeed!
I was recently called out to Fort Worth for a job interview and had a wonderful time throughout the journey. The trip itself was not terribly strenuous, but 4 flights in 48 hours did begin to take it's toll on me near the end. While I cannot say too much about the interview itself, it went well overall and I even had time to try new things while in Texas. (In-and-out burger has been checked off of my bucket list) Between making friends on planes and exploring the city of Fort Worth itself, my trip was an excellent success and am very humbled to have been selected for the job interview. [caption id="attachment_1462" align="alignleft" width="300"] My trusty rental Nissan Frontier[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1463" align="alignnone" width="300"] One of the very impressive airports…
Dr . W. Kent Fuchs has just been selected as the 12th President of the University of Florida. Dr Fuchs (pronounced "Fox") is currently the Provost at the University of Cornell and was previously Dean of Cornell's College of Engineering, Engineering Director at Purdue and a professor at the University of Illinois an engineering background as an electrical engineer. As a current engineering student, it is exciting to have a new leader for our university, especially one with an engineering mindset and background. The press conference from today can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rIWkRU3Ngs
The London Underground is innovating the technology that millions use every year. Called the "New Tube", the new train technology that is being rolled out is expected to improve efficiency and make the commute a greater experience overall. In combination with train platform upgrades, the New Tube promises safety, reliability, and swift service and it makes me want to visit London that much more. Check out the video below and the original article over on Engadet here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Q0FZUKHkY
Elon Musk has dropped the gauntlet yet again, this time in the car industry with his company, Tesla Motors. Musk claims that Tesla cars will be able to function autonomously about 90% of the time that they are used. With a statement like that, I can't wait to see what kind of technology the company will be rolling our in 5-10 years! Check out the video below that inspired this post. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJmhpgW0Dmc
[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] Career Showcase is the once-a-semester event that affects a great deal of students across the University of Florida. For many, it means suiting up, printing a stack of resumes, and setting off to the O'Connell Center. Over the course of two days (non-technical and technical), thousands of students speak to representatives from hundreds of companies from a wide array of industries. Even so, the circus atmosphere has become almost comfortable for me int the past 2 years. "5th time is the charm" I keep telling myself and I can only wait and see what opportunities arise after my productive day today. To all of the recruiters and representatives that I spoke to today, I thank you for your time and diligence as I understand the endurance of a selections…
I originally found this through social media, but has quite a few interesting charts to look over and wanted to share it. Some highlights from the charts: Britain has invaded 171 of 193 existing countries on Earth Only three countries in the world are not using the metric system: Liberia, Myanmar, and the United States Germany and Japan have the oldest average populations by age The Earth's population could fit into Texas if the population density matched that of New York City Check out the original article on VOX here.
[ezcol_1half][/ezcol_1half] Procter and Gamble has teamed up with Whirlpool to produce one of the most innovative home appliances that I have seen for a while. Dry cleaning has been around since the 1930's, but has not been terribly accessible in one's home. Trips to the dry cleaners can be costly in terms of both time and money, but Swash hopes to change that. With a $500 price tag and a 12-pack of Swash pods costing only $7, I have no doubts this product will be successful with the right marketing. Read the original article over on Wired.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PnTvmYea6o BEAT IDAHO! Update: After hours of storms and delays the Gators only played one play, a kickoff return. The game was originally planned to begin at 7:30 pm and was cancelled at 10:30pm. Aproximately 2.5 inches of rain fell from 5 to 11pm and was accompanied by over 1100 lightening strikes within a 8 mile radius of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.