science, technology & careers
Identifying impactful research topics
One of those things that a supervisor does is help a student find a research topic. But if you don't have a supervisor (or your supervisor isn't helping you!), you have to figure it out for yourself.
Two kinds of job markets
If you're on the hunt for a technical knowledge-work-kind-of job, it’s useful to imagine that there are two kinds of job markets.
Fundamental research vs. industry training
There’s a tension between physics profs, students, and industry.
Launching rockets in the Australian desert
Twenty one years ago, I got to be part of the Hyshot team when they demonstrated the first-ever successful test flight of a scramjet engine.
68 bits of unsolicited advice
68 bits of unsolicited advice by Kevin Kelly (founding executive editor of Wired magazine).