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We recently had the 3D Launch party, which was a success! Amongst great food and interesting conversations there was a really cool printing of an H3 molecule logo. Here are some pictures in case you missed the event. The 3D printer is open for business and now is printing with great results, if you need […]

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Services like Uber, Lyft and others are a controversial issue right now. I will not get into detail about the controversies (for a detailed explanation on the services and the objections to it read this engadget article) because I just want to let you know about the service arriving to town and my experience with […]

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This is an interesting thing Soylent Inc is making, and although it has the name of that fiction movie Soylent Green, the product seems quite interesting. I for one kind of want to try it. Do you agree with the goal of Soylent Inc? Are developments we create more efficient better than things from nature, […]

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Second floor showing flags over the dealers floor

Airgas Branch Welding Equipment, and gases | homepage 1235 Tower Trail Ln., El Paso, TX 79907 (915) 859-8000 KOLD Equipment & Surplus Equipment 6812 Industrial STE B, El Paso, Texas 79915 (915) 843-5942 Mckinney Wrecking Old Furniture, Equipment. Metal and Wood 118 Ruhlen Ct El Paso, TX 79922 (915) 533-2006 Team International Industrial Parts and Equipment […]

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I have shared videos of some interesting pieces of machinery in the past few months. I believe that if I added a video of the Pagani Huayra, it is only just that I share a video of the Agera R. Enjoy!

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raw milk

Lately I have been making cheese and yogurt (among other fermentation processes) at home. I’ve tried different recipes like Mozzarella, and Cheddar with different combinations of bacteria, but now I want to experiment by changing the milk. And while there is a variety of milk brands and styles, it is pretty hard to come by […]

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Peso-Dollar Exchange

Being a Mexican National and living in the US-Mexico border has always make me keep an eye the peso-dollar Exchange rate. I created a graph using Banco de Mexico data on the exchange rate to show how this market has moved since 2000 to today. The exchange rate is important for us in the border […]

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I have shared videos of the three hybrid hyper-cars (P1, LaFerrari and 918) but not all of the current gen of awesome cars are hybrid. Pagani started production of the Huayra in 2012 and it is for some a more desirable car than the hybrid hyper-cars. Please enjoy Top Gear’s review of this great car with its […]

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This is the last of the three new competitors of the best hypercar review from Autocar. Look at older posts for the P1 and 918 to decide which is your favorite. I still cannot decide on one of them.

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As promised in the previous post, for those of you trying to learn more about F1 regulations this year. Red Bull Racing prepared this awesome video. Enjoy!

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As you may have already know, I really enjoy discussing cars and that I often post about them on the site. Lately, there has been a lot of talk regarding this multi-platform (will be released for Windows, SteamOS, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U) simulation game. Project Cars is being developed by Slightly Mad Studios […]

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The 2014 project lists, as scribbled by Marty

On top of all the events and classes we’ll be scheduling, we also have an ambitious list of projects we want to get done this year, hopefully by the end of summer.

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Mexican Pop

In our last economics post we discussed the size of the Mexican economy. We have also discussed our regional population in a previous post.The picture for the size of the Mexican economy and the size of our regional population cannot be complete without discussing population in Mexico. The following graph represents total population. The left axis […]

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US_MX_Index_GDP

I would like to continue discussing the regional economy. We have discussed El Paso and Las Cruces but have not mentioned Ciudad Juarez at all. Discussing Juarez is imperative for expanding our knowledge on the regional economy. But to understand Ciudad Juarez, we have to understand Mexico and Chihuahua first (Ciudad Juarez is part of the […]

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EP and LC Population

It is important to us to learn about our regional population and population growth. I created two simple graphs to show total population for El Paso and Las Cruces MSAs. First I want to show the total population for the MSAs. In the graph below we can appreciate that as of 2013, El Paso’s metropolitan […]

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Home Sales and Average Prices

I was curious to know what happened to El Paso’s home sales and prices during the last recession and figured out I would look for data to post something about it. Texas A&M Real Estate Center does a great job in gathering, producing and publishing data. What I found is interesting because I thought that […]

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During the past few years I have been following F1. I must confess that it was difficult to learn many of the rules and regulations as they continue to change every year. I was lucky enough to be able to attend the opening race of the United States Grand Prix at Austin in 2012. I […]

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Arduino Logo

Today, March 29, is Arduino Day, marking the 10th birthday for the widely used Open Source Hardware platform. Sparkfun is having a sale to celebrate. We’re doing our part by holding an Intro to Microcontrollers and Arduino class this afternoon.

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EP1

I was interested in looking at employment by industry in El Paso and Las Cruces MSAs. I was also interested in looking at median hourly wages for those industries in the area. I produced the following figures from data available at the Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2012. I divided El Paso and Las Cruces […]

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EP Top Exports 2012

It can be of interest to some to look at the following data obtained from International Trade Administration for El Paso and Las Cruces MSAs. The latest data is for year 2012. The following data does not mean that the products are not necessarily produced in the cities. It means that the agent that benefits […]

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