TRIZ – Flexible Shells and Thin Films

“How about Blow up Dolls?” After I throw that idea out there, I simply allow the visual to sink in and wait for the expression of disgust, especially from the females in the room. I throw this example out when we get to lens this lens; Flexible Shells and Thin Films. Of course, the audience…

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Hurl Your Concrete Cookies

I know none of us has ever experienced this condition, but we all know of someone who has had the hurling issue, often after a period of personal discussion with some of the friends of George Thorogood. In this instance, I’m not thinking either of the example above, or the tasty oatmeal raisin cookies my…

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The Importance of Construction Law and Litigation

Recent problems in the housing industry and economy have resulted in a number of canceled and abandoned construction projects. As a result, the need for construction lawyers is greater today than ever before. Construction projects involve a multitude of various contracts and many different people. Construction law is not as cut and dry as other…

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Importance Of Building Materials

Most people take buildings and structures for granted. They overlook the fact that these structures are laid down and constructed one small piece at a time. It is actually these small solid pieces that make up structures ranging from simple buildings to mega structures. The common belief that cheaper is always better is flawed when…

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Interesting Facts About Silver Spring

Situated just outside of Washington, D.C., Silver Spring, Maryland has been a residential destination for families living in the area for years. While D.C. is the go-to for monuments and museums, Silver Spring is quickly becoming one of the more desirable places to live outside the district. So what is it that attracts so many…

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How to "Cook" Ramen Noodles With No Heat

Most people think that you need hot water to cook Ramen noodles. For years now, I have eaten Ramen noodles on camping trips, car trips, and many other times when I have been away from a heat source. Ramen noodles normally take 3 minutes to cook. The directions say that you simply add the package…

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Flat Styles: The Future of Web Design?

There is virtually no design element which offers a more meaningful shape to minimalism than what flat designs do. Their earliest history can be traced back to the times when designers felt that there was an urgent need to replace the much popular skeumorphic style. Skeumorphism can very simply be described as a design concept…

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