SpaceX Landing & Tim Urban

SpaceX made history tonight, landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. A rocket that continued on to deliver 11 satellites to space. This is a revolution for the future of spaceflight. Those who know me, know I was glued to the webcast wishing I was either at SpaceX headquarters or in Florida watching …

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YouTubers Go Mainstream

Tonight might be a landmark appearance on the Tonight Show with Steven Colbert. The famous YouTuber PewDiePie will make an appearance on the show, maybe as a counterpoint to Jimmy Kimmel’s bit(s) about gaming last month. While many regular viewers of the Tonight Show might not realize who PewDiePie is and what he means to …

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Should I go Anonymous?

“Cowards hide behind anonymity!” by Anonymous. This seems to be common knowledge. Anonymity is the scourge of the civilized connected world. Behind it’s veil of secrecy, persons of ill repute dish hateful messages or threaten bodily harm to those fighting the good fight. Trust me, you don’t have to look far to find this opinion. …

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Starting a Minecraft YouTube Channel

So I decided to start a Minecraft YouTube Channel. Part of this is I just enjoy playing this game (yes.... I play Minecraft for fun). But I also find this is a wonderful platform to speak directly to young people. These are the future lawyers, engineers and politicians of the world. While talking about education …

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Failure, Innovation and Social Media

I've been thinking about innovation a lot lately. With the 3D printing revolution under way and whole industries claiming they're innovating disruptively, everyone seems to think the name of the innovation game is go big or go home. Ironically, what's been coming to my mind most is a story from my childhood. When I was …

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