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Andrew Coy

Our Psychological Contract

Proposed Update to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

What if Abraham Maslow wrote his seminal work "A theory of human motivation" today? How would it be different from the paper he wrote 65 years ago?

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The HR department leads at Facebook (Lori Goler, Janelle Gale, and Brynn Harrington) paired up with a University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor (Adam Grant) to ask this . . .

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February 21, 2018

Cogs, Gears, and Springs

Uncovering Circadian Clockworks

Every day everyone gets tired, but have you have ever stopped to wonder why? Or rather, how exactly your body knows its time to be tired? Scientists have studied these patterns, collectively known as circadian rhythm, and at a conference happening this week, Dr. Andy LiWang describes how his lab has been able to isolate and observe how " . . .

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February 19, 2018

Power

Engine for Good

A sermon at church today focused on better understanding the power of godliness. While listening, I found myself asking questions, including: Where does power come from? How is it focused, used for good? When is it dangerous and how is it safeguarded? How is it developed or stored? What power does God want for us?

Physical power always . . .

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February 18, 2018

5,000 Sols

January 24, 2004

Launched on July 8, 2003 and landing on Mars January 25, 2004, today marks 5,000 sols on Mars for the NASA's Opportunity Rover. They only anticipated 90 martian days, but have exceeded that 55 times over. It has sent 225,000 photos over these past 14 years.

NASA reported on the momentous accomplishments of Opportunity, saying:

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February 18, 2018

Just Joking

Internet One-Liners

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The Internet loves a good joke. The joke should be a one-liner though, and optimally, has some single element that allows for expression of individual creativity, insight, or extension. Photoshop battles are a great example of this – particularly when instructions are intentionally misunderstood, exaggerated, or extrapolated. Less . . .

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February 17, 2018

Flying with Uncertainty

and reducing crash frequency

"It’s not too hard to make a drone that can fly very fast, and it’s not too hard to make a drone that can avoid obstacles. Making a drone that can do both at once is much more difficult, but it’s necessary in order for them to be real-world useful.

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That is the problem researchers at MIT with funding from . . .

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February 15, 2018

State of Disruption

Industries in Transition

The word disruption is thrown around an awful lot these days. Everyone is trying to be it, except of course for those who aren't. So many industries have invested in systems that rely on things to stay more or less the way they are, on predictable business-as-usual or at least a predictable rate of change. The problem, it would seem . . .

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February 15, 2018

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