Media research with a microscope.

Media research with a microscope.

Once again we’re doing R&D on plastic media, this time analyzing color for the Emriver Em2 models. This one is tricky because the stuff is post-industrial recycled. We have to keep the cost down, and can’t pick the colors exactly, but must deal with...

LRRD in Texas and Michigan.

LRRD in Texas and Michigan.

Last week’s a blur for me–I spent most of it cranking on a proposal to do research on a beautiful watershed in Michigan’s UP. Keep your fingers crossed for us. This is the sort of real-world research and management consulting that compliments and...

An amazing Friday.

An amazing Friday.

In the last six months of running LRRD I’ve learned to endure dark days. Like yesterday, a day of researching pumps. Yes, pump research. How many amps? How many liters/hour in a gallon/minute? I spent four hours correcting, and then explaining to other people, a...

We do science.

We do science.

First a photo of the lunar eclipse last night, through the trees at our house–on one of the few clear nights we’ve seen lately. We have a lot going on, it’s good time to list it. Cara and I got to be scientists today–answering some complex...

On design.  And we breathe deeply again.

On design. And we breathe deeply again.

After the past few weeks night and day work on our Gigantic Grant Proposal, we’re are getting back to normal. It’s good for all of us. I was finally able to detach from my computer and desk and prototype some ideas I’ve bottled up for months. We are...