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“Who knows what wonders await us
at these New Horizons?”

But what I also like about this mission is the name of the spacecraft: New Horizons. Why? Well, the name reminds me of our grinding software Multigrind® Horizon which we introduced about two years ago. And in all modesty: the idea behind the development of our new grinding software was to open new horizons for our customers. Weiterlesen

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Neil Armstrong on why Engineering is cool

The guys from PhD Comics made a wonderful little clip using excerpts of a speech Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) held at the US National Press Club on February 2000. Now, why is Engineering cool? Weiterlesen

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Turn fear into fun and listen to Commander Chris Hadfield’s experience in space

If you have 18 minutes to spare, now or later, listen to Commander Chris Hadfield’s inspiring TED-lecture about how we can conquer our fears. On one of his space walks he went nearly completely blind and managed to conquer his fear. Weiterlesen

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If Jupiter was as close to earth as the moon

update 8.7.2013 Ein Astrophysik-Professor der Uni Tübingen hat uns per Mail einen interessanten, ausführlichen Kommentar mit einem schönen Gedankenexperiment zukommen lassen: „Jupiter wuerde am Abendhimmel sicher toll aussehen. Es waere aber auch eine nette Uebung fuer den Physikunterricht herauszufinden, welche … Weiterlesen