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Beauty in Motion - Feb 5, 2018
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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - We’re approaching the 2018 Winter Olympics. Are you looking forward to seeing great athletes go for the gold? When you watch snowboarders race down a hill—and they roll, twist, and spin—you’ll see evidence of the...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - In December 2016, Amazon unveiled a high-tech, brick-and-mortar store where customers can swipe the “Amazon Go app to enter the store, take the products you want, and go! No lines, no checkout.”1 Engineers were able to “weave...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - Darwin proposed that evolution happens externally, that the environment shapes organisms. But a growing amount of evidence suggests the opposite: Most changes happen because the organisms themselves sense, and react to, the environment. Thus,...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - Road bicycle racers are exciting to watch as they race in tight packs at speeds between 30-40 miles per hour. Cycling is a risky sport, and numerous racers have been injured or killed as they contend with the challenges of hazardous road and...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - A thrill-seeking bungee jumper wouldn’t leap off a bridge tethered by a chain, and most people wouldn’t buy a car with its axle welded directly to the frame. It needs a flexible spring system joining the axle and frame to afford a...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - Bright red with perfect details, a Ferrari Formula 1 F1 SF15-T diecast model race car would make a great present! Young boys around the world push their model Ferraris across the floor while making sounds of growling engines and squealing tires....

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - Imagine the challenges facing an engineer who’s been tasked with designing a fully automated, unmanned spacecraft that needs to travel to a planet and safely return. The vessel will be equipped with adaptable systems that can handle...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - A popular film version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol begins, “Old Marley was as dead as a doornail. This must be distinctly understood if anything of use is to come of this story.” This contextual information is vital...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - Recent studies describing sophisticated plant traits, and some of the insects that feed on those plants, highlight once again how biology may be interpreted very differently. But usually, these interpretations are largely dependent on a...

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Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. - Does Darwin deserve all the homage he gets? After all, the idea of evolution didn’t originate with him. Others before him recognized that less “fit” animals die, and his book on human evolution, The Descent of Man, wasn’t...

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