Posts Tagged ‘Richard Feynman’

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    Drones That Can Deliver Your Pizza

    Nov 3, 13 • 342 Views • Economic Growth, Economic History, Economic Humor, Entertainment, Government, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic Measurement, MediaNo Comments

    It looked like a swarm of model airplanes. But actually they were drones that were hovering near me at a University of Pennsylvania engineering school demonstration. The purpose of the workshop was to explain the practical application of unmanned aerial

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    The Surprising Significance of a Wobbly Plate

    Mar 7, 13 • 167 Views • Behavioral Economics, Economic Growth, Economic Humor, Innovation, Labor, Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    Thinking about how something seemingly frivolous can be wonderfully productive took me to Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman. His wobbly plate story (when he taught at Cornell) is marvelous. He describes it in this excerpt from his book, Surely