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There will be over 10 million car accidents by the end of this year, and most of them will be due to human error. Of those 10 million car accidents, over 30,000 will be fatal.

Annual US traffic fatalities per billion vehicle miles traveled (red) and miles traveled (blue) from 1922 to 2012.


Safety technology in cars has come a long way, but the graph above suggests safety benefits are beginning to plateau. Simply put, advancements in car safety are not as impactful as they once were.

With modern 3D modeling software, engineers, artists, architects, designers and even children can will their ideas into existence.

After building their idea, the virtual object can be turned into a computer file. That file can then be loaded into a fancy machine, like a 3D printer or CNC machine, which uses the file as a blueprint as it builds the virtual object in the real world. 


Minions is a fantastic film.

There are millions of people to back me up on this. It is a smart movie and gives a new window into cinema that is neither overly sentimental, like Frozen, nor overly violent, like Kill Bill.

The key to success for the story is combining violence with sentiment, softening the violence and pulling up the sentiment to something more believable. Yes, more believable, like the characters of the movie—the people of New York and London—who accept Minions as they are without even questioning why they are small or yellow.

“3D printing is actually a misnomer. It's actually 2D printing over and over again.” - Joseph DeSimone, CEO of Carbon3D

Have you read about 3D-printed guns or 3D-printed houses? What about 3D-printed cars or 3D-printed organs?

Outside of school, I run a small 3D printing business, and for my first blog I will give a basic explanation of what 3D printing is and how 3D printers works.

What is 3D printing?

4/9/15

Why are people monolingual? Cracking the mystery of those lazy Americans

What do you call someone who speaks two languages?

Bilingual.

What do you call someone who speaks three languages?

Trilingual.

What do you call someone who speaks one language?

American.

3/10/15

LGBTQIA representation crucial in media 

As far as LGBTQIA representation in the media is concerned, progress has been made, but alas, pickings are still slim.

3/10/15

Avoid the dreaded freshman 15

Everyone says to watch out for the “freshman 15,” the number of pounds you’re supposed to gain during the first year of college. However, during my freshmen year of college, I lost 10 pounds.

3/9/15

Movies to watch for in March

Walter White was the danger—the one who knocks. And me? Well, I am the one who blogs about television.

So, basically, the same thing.

My foray into the television world began two years ago. Armed with a Netflix subscription and an excessive amount of time, I immersed myself in this world. I identified with imaginary characters, read copious amount of TV message boards and paced the floor during every Game of Thrones episode.

3/3/15

Tastes of San Marcos: Herbert’s Taco Hut

I wasted half of my college career not knowing about Herbert’s Taco Hut.

Do you realize how many opportunities I had to eat chicken enchiladas there and I wasted them?

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