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Humanoid Robot
 
The Russian humanoid robot sent to the ISS will have its ability to perform dangerous tasks evaluated by astronauts.
 
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BOOKS
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Make, Think, Imagine
 
Engineering the future of civilization.

By: John Browne

 
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VIDEOS
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Underwater Drone
 
The Space Pro Underwater drone with 6x optical zoom-enabled camera brings life beneath the surface up close and in focus.
 
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Thwarting Mosquitoes
Graphene-embedded clothing thwarts mosquitoes by blocking your skin and sweat scent, and also forms a barrier they can't bite through.
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Thread Robot
MIT has developed a thread-like robot that can be guided via magnets through the brain's blood vessels to safely remove blood clots.
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Cullector Ultra Efficient Shower

The Cullector combines several water saving features into one simple self powered unit: 1) Collect water normally wasted during warm up; 2) Use collected water to create a stronger flow; 3) A gentle pulse indicates time is up; 4) Pause the shower at any time to soap up; 5) Simply replace your existing shower.

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Mammoth Earth Waste to Product Innovation

The Mammoth block is a new innovation to recycle non recyclable plastics and other problematic waste materials. Mammoth block, will hold two massive compressed bales of plastic waste material. This product would suit areas affected by cyclones, tornadoes, landslides, tailing dam failures.

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Leveraging Big Data for Mineral Exploration
OZ Minerals, Australia
Like other mining companies, OZ Minerals pores through a lot of data to pinpoint the most promising drill targets. The problem with this according to its CEO Andrew Coles is that the company only has a small team of people who explore for new mineral resources, but they work on multiple projects and only have “limited time and bandwidth to actually look at data.” Hence the need to bring in a bigger pool of people from around the world.
 
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4Front
Denver, CO, USA • Jun 23-24, 2020
Bringing together senior and c-suite leaders in global connectivity, healthcare, education and technology to decide the future of how we live, work, learn and play.
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Ag Innovation Challenge
Deadline: Sep-30-19
Seeking innovations in food and agriculture from US entrepreneurs and startups.
$145,000
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Common Fears of Starting an Open Innovation Initiative and How to Resolve Them

By Oana-Maria Pop

The three main fears that surfaced were managing intellectual property, establishing and scaling the open innovation program, and not communicating effectively. If any of these issues have kept you from starting an open innovation initiative, read on to learn how you can address them and implement an open innovation initiative without worry.

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Artificial Memory
Scientists have reverse engineered a specific memory in lab animals, then "trained" another animal to retain and recall this memory as if it was it's own.
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Mini-Brains
Scientists may be approaching the ability to create partially-conscious life as their lab-grown organoids are replicating and giving off brain waves.
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Robert Schwenke
 
developed an encapsulation process for thin-film solar modules that reduced cycle time 39%.
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