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Daniel Leuck's Blog – March 2009 Archive (6)

Featured Techie: Dr. V, Oceanit's Senior Nanotechnology Engineer



Catch Dr. V's Weird Science Show on KGMB9 Sunrise every Tuesday.



Dr. Vinod Veedu has been involved in the development of nanostructures and devices for many years. He is involved with various projects in developing nanocomposite materials at Oceanit including NanoConcrete, which… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 30, 2009 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Font Technology & Design

Over the years I've seen some really interesting font technologies come and go including Apple's GX font morphing, AAT state tables and Adobe's Multiple Master Typeface technology, some of which was rolled into OpenType. These technologies struggled because of the enormous investment required to create a font that makes use of their features, and the limited return on investment for typographers. The latter problem is largely due to the…

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Added by Daniel Leuck on March 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Online Media Network Journalists Interrogated by North Korea

This morning my thoughts are with Laura Ling and Euna Lee, American journalists for online media network Current TV, who are currently being interrogated in Pyongyang. These brave journalists were reporting on the gallery of horrors at the border of China and North Korea which include, amongst other things, starving families fleeing for their lives. I… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 24, 2009 at 8:27am — No Comments

The Nature of Genius

Have you ever met someone and thought, "Wow. He/she is Human 2.0"? There are some individuals who aren't just a little smarter than other people, they are playing in a whole different arena. My first experience with a person like this was a class I took from professor Moshe Lazar at USC. He spoke a dozen languages and had incredible insight on topics ranging from comparative theology and linguistics to mathematics and physics.… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 15, 2009 at 12:00pm — 21 Comments

Managing Software Developers Across Borders





Globalization is leading to more and more geographically distributed software development teams. Online outsource marketplaces such as eLance,

Rent a Coder and

Guru are enabling small and medium size businesses to leverage offshore development resources for the first time. Macroeconomic trends are causing an increasing number of large businesses to look… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 5, 2009 at 9:00am — 7 Comments

Featured Scientist: Author / Entrepreneur / Biofuel Innovator Adelheid Kuehnle



"Kuehnle AgroSystems’ mission is to be the seed source of elite algae for the world's developing biofuels and bioproducts industries."





Kuehnle AgroSystems CEO Adelheid Kuehnle is bringing a new business paradigm to the biofuel and bioproduct industries. Instead of creating a few algae strain products marketed to wide verticals, Kuehnle is able to tailor strains to specific… Continue

Added by Daniel Leuck on March 2, 2009 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments

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