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October-10-18
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Robotic Skin Brings Objects to Life
 
Yale roboticists have developed a robotic skin ("OnmiSkin") that can make inanimate objects move.
 
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THINKING
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Brainstorming
 
Generating ideas to a well defined problem in a judgement-free group environment, with the goal of unleashing creativity.
 
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Layer Shoes
 
Soles worn out? Just order a new set and lace them to the uppers. Modular, customisable and sustainable footwear.
 
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Potato Plastic
Make up of potato starch and water, eco-friendly Potato Plastic biodegrades after use, offering a viable alternative to petroleum-based products.
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Jettisoning Space Junk
This prototype satellite uses an argon plasma system to maneuver itself near space junk, then blasts the debris into a lower orbit where it will burn up.
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Energy Produce

Cylinders use buoyancy force to move a lever up that creates a equilibrium, The side affect is falling cylinders that hit a turbine, producing energy. The elements can be changed to meet your goal, cylinders, height of the liquid, lever, etc.

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Ian Watkins
Stunned by the Breadth of Expertise at an Idea Rally

Interview with solver Ian Watkins

The breadth of expertise was extraordinary. I was stunned. The seeker received a huge amount of information from people who were knowledgeable in many areas.
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Big Data Analytics and Landslide Prediction
University of Melbourne, Australia
Predicting when a landslide event is more likely to happen is notoriously difficult. However, the task is being made easier with an advanced modeling tool developed at the University of Melbourne. It uses big data analytics and applied mathematics to predict the boundary of where a landslide is likely to occur up to two weeks before it occurs.
 
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Design Thinking & Innovation Week
London, UK • Mar 18-22, 2019
Inspiration for your work, expert opinions on your current projects, and up-to-date insights into the latest trends.
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KidneyX:
Redesign Dialysis
Deadline: Nov-05-18
Seeking innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and/or treat kidney diseases. $2,625,000
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When Good A.I. Goes Bad

By Joseph Byrum

Contrary to the plot of so many sci-fi blockbusters, a self-aware, evil A.I. purposely aiming at pedestrians is just as unlikely as one launching nuclear missiles. Far more mundane errors are likely to trouble advanced A.I. programs, because no matter how perfect and benign the underlying algorithms, and how flawless the computing hardware might be, things can still go very wrong.

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Edible Poopbots
You can toss out your constipation meds. Hailed as the first useful edible tech, this tiny, vibrating 'poopbot' will do the job without the nasty side effects.
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Vitals Violation?
Walmart has applied for a patent for biometric shopping cart handles that will track a shopper's heart rate, palm temperature, grip force and walking speed.
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Olga Kukal
 
developed a packaging method for storage and transport of perishable biological materials.
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