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August-22-18
Innovation Newsletter
 
IdeaConnection Innovation Newsletter
 


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Astrobee Arm
 
NASA has announced the successful submissions for its crowdsourcing competition to design an arm for the space robot named Astrobee.
 
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BOOKS
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Cost-o-vation
 
Innovation that gives your customers exactly what they want - and nothing more.

By: Stephen Wunker,
Jennifer Luo Law
 
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VIDEOS
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Martian Habitat
Design
 
Top designs revealed for the NASA 3-D printed habitat challenge for living on Mars.


 
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The Next Big Thing in Advisor Tech Could Be You
 
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Foldable Bike Trailer
The Trenux bike trailer folds up on top of the back wheel when not needed, and unfolds in seconds to carry up to 88 pounds of cargo.
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Hover Head
A quadrotor prevents this bipedal robot from falling over, while AI reinforcement learning moves its legs in time to its motion.
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Lorenz Bauer
The Camaraderie of the Idea Rally was ‘Exciting’

Interview with facilitator Lorenz Bauer

I think that most of the people who get really involved in IdeaConnection and who really enjoy it aren’t there for the money they are there like I am for the interest in inventing and discussing with people.
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Amphibious Vehicle

This amphibious vehicle, mostly watercraft in appearance, hasa single drive system that accelerates, propels, steers, reverses, and brakes the vehicle on land or in the water. Uses include recreation, flood rescue, thin ice rescue, hunting, fishing, and traveling through areas having both water and solid surfaces. Prototype included.

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Big Data Keeps London Moving
Transport for London, UK
According to Transport for London (TfL) the government body responsible for the transport system in Greater London, in 25 years the network will need to support an additional five million daily trips. To help mitigate the effects of growing passenger numbers and to make city travel as seamless as possible TfL has turned to analytics and collects reams of passenger data to gain meaningful insights.
 
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Discovery 2019
Toronto, ON, Canada • May 13-14, 2019
Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community, entrepreneurs and students.
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Lexus Design Award
Deadline: Oct-28-18
This international design competition calls upon young creative talent around the world to develop their prototype and “Design for a Better Tomorrow”.
$25,000
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Is it Better to Solve Problems in Isolation or by Collaborating with Others?

By Jorge Barba

Groups whose members interacted only intermittently preserved the best of both worlds, rather than succumbing to the worst. These groups had an average quality of solution that was nearly identical to those groups that interacted constantly, yet they preserved enough variation to find some of the best solutions, too.

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Part Jacket Part Science
The magical properties of graphene are now available to wear. It can warm you, conduct electricity, repel bacteria. It's water proof and breathable. And $695.
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GMOsquitoes
Mosquitoes are some of the most deadly creatures on the planet, but genetically modified mosquitoes may be man's best weapon for curbing disease transmission.
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INNOVATIVE PEOPLE
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Nermin Djuzic
 
created an online application for classification of bacteria to appropriate biofilm-forming categories.
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"You want to stretch your thinking – go as far out of the box as you can, and then carry the idea back into the box to make it as conservative as you want."
– Diane Deacon

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