The Box Car Rentals

In no way related to The Boxcar Children, The Box Car Rentals are the genre of cars that I hope on a weekly basis will not be given to me.  I became intimately familiar with the Chevy HHR when Avis “randomly” assigned them to me for three straight weeks.  In actuality

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Girl Scout Cookie Geography: A brownie civil war!

If you’re like me, you grew up in the wonderful and comforting land of Caramel DeLites, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbreads, and Peanut Butter Patties.  However, when I attended the University of Minnesota for my freshman year of college, my Girl Scout Cookie world came crashing down around me.  When trying to

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Christmas List #1: Invisibility Cloak

For those of you who don’t know, while working on my master’s degree I’ve worked in the RFID Lab on campus.  Last week at one of our workgroup meetings, another Engineering Graduate student (the electrical kind) was presenting his recent research entitled, “RFID and Metamaterials: Now things get interesting.”  The

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Avoiding alarms

There only only two things in life that I enjoy waking up early for: Waking up at 5:00 AM on a badger gameday to either drink bloody marys, or as of last year to go to UW Marching Band rehearsal. Going fishing Other than that, I’m convinced that the moment

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