Recent Articles

  • Hollow-tube steel: An effective weapon in the war against corrosion

    Sasha Viasasha

    ​Perhaps the most villainous enemies of commercial building projects are the two most basic elements of our environment: air and water. In response, urban planners have deployed a material that has shown some promising results as an inhibitor to oxidation. Sites around the world, from France to Japan, have successfully used hollow-tube steel in construction projects, and some have lasted for decades in extremely corrosive environments.

  • Valdez proves to be a real treat in Alaska

    Jerri Grubb

    The summer of 2012 my husband and I, along with another couple, drove to Alaska. At the time we were there, it was wetter than usual and also chilly. One of my favorite spots in Alaska was Valdez. We spent several days there, the weather was wonderful, and the scenery was beautiful. From Anchorage, the drive to Valdez was breathtaking. There was an awesome scene around every turn.

  • Wide Open: A documentary film about how PCA opened a member’s eyes…

    Nathan Shriver

    There are so many beautiful short films out there from the Porsche racing professional's point of view — pieces from Jeff Zwart and the Drive Channel come to mind — but I couldn't find anything out there that told the story of the aspiring weekend track warrior. We decided to create a documentary film to really shine a light on what PCA "driver's education," or DE, is all about, from the perspective of the amateur, gentleman racer.

  • Emergency medical equipment donations in developing countries

    Maria Frisch

    In the summer of 2012, I served in rural areas of Kenya, working with AMREF Flying Doctors to bring medical interventions to communities in need. To say this was a humbling experience would be an understatement. We flew by helicopter into areas not accessible by vehicle in order to assess community medical infrastructure and to aid in the design and provision of emergency medical management protocols.

  • High-end highlights from CEDIA 2013

    Mitch Weinraub

    In September, Denver hosted the annual CEDIA (The Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) conference. This show focuses on high end electronics and home theater installations with everything from the mild to the extremely wild. While a number of exhibitors showed items that will likely never make it to the mass market, others serve as a preview of what, as prices decrease, will soon become available to the masses.

  • Improving brain surgery with laser-guided tool

    Dorothy L. Tengler

    For every 100,000 people in the United States (US), approximately 221 have been diagnosed with brain tumors, 138,054 with a malignant tumor and more than 550,042 with a non-malignant tumor. Metastatic brain tumors are the most common. Surgery is an essential component in the treatment of these brain tumors. However surgeons face challenges when removing brain tumors. They need to remove all the tumor without leaving behind any cells that could start a new tumor. They also need to be extremely careful not to damage any healthy tissue to minimize any risk to the patient.

  • Is startup biotech funding at risk?

    Mike Wokasch

    Over the past couple of decades, small biotech companies have been an invaluable source of exciting new drug treatments. As a result, investors have been handsomely rewarded for funding these high-risk, speculative technologies that helped fill depleted Big Pharma pipelines. Companies with any hope for delivering a return on investor money have two possibilities; have one of their technologies acquired or have the entire company acquired by a cash rich Big Pharma or Big Biotech.

  • Cigarette trafficking: A big problem in a small package

    Liz Murphy

    The circumvention of a state's cigarette excise tax may not seem like a criminal enterprise worthy of serious attention from law enforcement. But Corporal Detective Johnny Capocelli of Virginia's Chesterfield County Police Department strongly disagrees. "This isn't a tax issue. This is about the criminal activities associated with cigarette trafficking," Capocelli says. "And it's so new that many law enforcement agencies aren't getting into it yet."

  • Social media etiquette

    Charlotte Bohnett

    Social media has been around for a while, but corporate presence on such platforms is still relatively new and continually evolving. As such, companies still have plenty of lessons to learn. We’ve all seen the news articles about brands committing major faux paus online, and sadly, these companies could have avoided most, if not all, of these blunders. It’s not too late for you, though.

  • Exporting the revolution: Shale gas goes global. Or does it?

    Lucy Wallwork

    By now there are few who doubt the transformative impact of U.S.-produced unconventional resources on both the domestic and international markets. But there is little consensus on the odds of the so-called 'shale revolution' going global.