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August-21-19
Innovation Newsletter
 
IdeaConnection Innovation Newsletter
 


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Space Robotics
 
NASA is offering $1 million to innovators who can come up with a design for an autonomous robot that can explore the moon.
 
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BOOKS
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Human/Machine
 
The future of our partnership with machines.

By: Daniel Newman,
Olivier Blanchard

 
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VIDEOS
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Clearing Microplastics
 
An innovative process from teenage inventor Fioann Ferreira removes microplastics from water using ferrofluids.
 
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Water Soluble Plastic
Made from seaweed and mango peels, this bio-plastic performs even better than petroleum-based plastic, and will also dissolve in water.
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Biometric Bike Lock
ZiiLock bike lock has a convenient folding design and functions as a bike alarm as well as providing three unlocking methods, including fingerprint recognition.
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Crowd-sourced Autonomous Vehicle Training

Companies developing AVs need not wait for a history of "millions of miles tested", but instead can rely on extremely quick, cheap and highly reliable, human-like training sub-routines extracted from crowd-sourced drivers. This scheme allows millions of volunteer drivers to transform their routine driving into event-capturing runs, with no training or expensive equipment required.

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PATENT FOR SALE

Adjustable Fastening Device

The clamp is designed to fit any shaped post and acts as an anchor for attaching various items such as shade sails, awnings, tarpaulins, tools, ropes basically anything you want to hang off a post. It is great for clamping odd shaped items together where other clamps can't, this is a clamp that can used for many purposes.

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Improving Air Quality and Tackling Climate Change with Open Innovation
Air Liquide, France
One way Air Liquide engages with innovators outside its four walls is through an open innovation competition called the Air Liquide Scientific Challenge. In 2018, this world leader in industrial gases launched the second edition of the challenge which invited the scientific community to develop new applications to improve air quality and prevent climate change using essential small molecules such as oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen.
 
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Impact 2019
San Francisco, CA, USA • Oct 22-24, 2019
The biggest gathering of R&D, strategy, design, and new product leaders from Global 2K scale companies, to help create impact in your company.
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Microhome 2019
Deadline: Oct-25-19
Design a <25sqm off-grid modular structure that would accommodate a hypothetical young professional couple.
$6,000
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How to Generate More Innovation in America

By Adam Millsap

Since the early 2000s productivity growth has slowed in many wealthier countries which means living standards aren't improving as fast as they once did. Innovation—creating new products and services or improving old ones—is a key driver of productivity growth and thus essential for continued prosperity. Federal, state, and local governments all have a role to play in fostering more innovation.

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Robotic Monkey Tail
Japanese researchers have unveiled a robotic tail designed to be worn by elderly people that will help them maintain their balance and prevent falls.
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Mitigating Methane
Adding a puffy pink seaweed to cattle feed reduces their methane laden burps by 99%, which could significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions.
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Robert Jordan
 
developed a small molecule antiviral drugs for the treatment of smallpox and dengue fever virus.
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