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WFS AZ - Today’s Gadgets & Emerging Technology Innovations 10/21/15


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Given on Back to the Future Day, this presentation showcased the latest and greatest new tech gadgets, discoveries, and inventions for addressing quality of life and societal issues, as well as others for business effectiveness, personal productivity, and just plain fun. It shares a forward-looking view of emerging tech innovations illuminating what they portent for individuals, projecting evolving market opportunities, and gauging the impact on society at large from the present on into our future. Contemporary science fiction and that of the past often influences and anticipates the technological advances we see today and what we hope and fear for tomorrow. View and/or download this rollicking ride through the technology roller coaster of our times.

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WFS AZ - Today’s Gadgets & Emerging Technology Innovations 10/21/15

  1. 1. Today’s Gadgets & Emerging Technology Innovations Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Mark Goldstein, International Research Center PO Box 825, Tempe, AZ 85280-0825, Phone: 602-470-0389,, URL: © 2015 - International Research Center Arizona Chapter
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  5. 5. Source: Raymond Kurzweil
  6. 6. -supercomputing-solutions.html High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs
  7. 7. Baddest Supercomputer on Earth China’s Tianhe-2 (Milky Way 2) posted the same 33.9 petaflop mark as before to retain the title of most powerful supercomputer on Earth for a third year. If the second-place system is a titan, Tianhe-2 is a colossus, packing a grand total of 5,856,000 processor and accelerator cores into a gigantic cluster architecture. Source: Network World 6/14 Top 500 Supercomputing Sites:
  8. 8. ASUS X99-DELUXE Intel Socket 2011-v3
  9. 9. ASUS Z97I-Plus Mini-ITX Motherboard 6.7 inch x 6.7 inch
  10. 10. Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC) Kit NUC5i7RYH
  11. 11. Arduino Mega 2560 Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Nwazet Pi Media Center Night Vision Camera Modules MicroSD Card Adapter BLE Mini Bluetooth 4.0 Interface Arduino, Raspberry & Other Microcontrollers Ultimate GPS Breakout UDOO Quad Core w/SATA
  12. 12. Vilros Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Ultimate Camera Kit Raspberry Pi 2 Model B (900Mhz, 1GB) with 8GB SD Card/Adapter with NOOB, Wi-Fi Adapter, 5mp Camera Module, Breadboard, GPIO Ribbon Cable, Breakout Board, Jumpers, Resistors, LEDs, User Guide, Case, Power Supply and more
  13. 13. SunFounder 37 Modules Raspberry Pi B+ Sensor Kit Detailed tutorial, source code & 32 lessons on project DVD
  14. 14. Intel Galileo Microcontroller it-yourself/galileo-maker-quark-board.html Complements & extends the Arduino line of products
  15. 15. Intel Compute Stick
  16. 16. This summer, ASUS will launch a new type of Chrome device: the Chromebit. Smaller than a candy bar, the Chromebit is a full computer that will be available for less than $100. By simply plugging this device into any display, you can turn it into a computer. It’s the perfect upgrade for an existing desktop and will be really useful for schools and businesses. Source: ASUS Chromebit Turns Any TV into a Chrome PC • Rockchip RK3288 (with quad-core Mali 760 graphics) • 2GB of RAM, 16GB of solid state storage • Plugs into any HDMI-equipped display • Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 port
  17. 17. The Texas Instruments CC2541 is a power- optimized true system-on- chip (SoC) solution for both Bluetooth low energy and proprietary 2.4-GHz applications. It enables robust network nodes to be built with low total bill- of-material costs. The CC2541 combines the excellent performance of a leading RF transceiver with an industry-standard enhanced 8051 MCU, in- system programmable flash memory, 8-KB RAM, and many other powerful supporting features and peripherals. The CC2541 is highly suited for systems where ultralow power consumption is required. TI CC2541 SOC
  18. 18. Intel’s Edison computer is housed in an SD card form factor and comes with built- in Linux and both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless. The computer, which is based on Intel's 22-nanometer Quark chips, can be the basis for a new wave of products and will become available summer 2014. Source: eWeek
  19. 19. Intel Curie Module Unleashing Wearable Device Innovation /wearables/wearable-soc.html Intel’s Curie module is a complete low- power solution for the wearable space with compute, motion sensor, Bluetooth Low Energy, and battery charging capabilities. Key Features: • Low-power, 32-bit Intel Quark SE SoC • 384kB Flash memory, 80kB SRAM • Small and efficient open source real- time operating system (RTOS) • Low-power integrated DSP sensor hub with a proprietary pattern matching accelerator • Bluetooth Low Energy • 6-Axis combo sensor with accelerometer and gyroscope • Battery charging circuitry (PMIC) • Released January, 2015
  20. 20. Source: IEEE Spectrum 7/14 ( Top Programming Languages
  21. 21. Lenovo Twist Ultrabook
  22. 22. USB Type-C All-In-One Cable of the Future • 8.4 mm by 2.6 mm 18-pin reversible connector • USB 3.1 capable to 10Gbps max transfer rate • Capacity to charge up to 100 watts & 20 volts • Power can flow both ways for versatile use Google Chromebook Pixel Apple New MacBook
  23. 23. Intel's 5th Gen vPro with Wireless Display (WiDi) & 60GHz Wireless Docking
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  25. 25. The Ultimate Pocket Fleece
  26. 26. EZ-Dock2 (Model EZD-2536U3) RAID0/RAID1/JBOD/BIG/Clone Modes (Set Using DIP Switches) docking_stations/ezd_2536u3.php EZ-Clone USI-2535CLU3 USB 3.0 to Dual-SATA & Single-IDE Hard Drive Adapter & Standalone Duplicator cessories/adapters/usi_2535_u3.asp External 2.5” HDD USB 3.0 Enclosure enclosures/tl_202u3_bk.asp
  27. 27. Netgear ReadyNAS 100 Series 2-Bay Diskless Storage 6 TB Common, 8 TB Shipping, 10 TB On Deck, 20 TB by 2020
  28. 28. SuperServers
  29. 29. Baselayer Technology (formerly io) Data Modules are manufactured, factory tested, UL-Listed, and software-defined data center infrastructure that can be deployed and provisioned in standard increments of power, cooling, and IT space in as little as 90 days. Baselayer Anywhere CORE Line Data Modules
  30. 30. BaseLayer ( partners with SRP for new modular data centers that plug directly into power grid
  31. 31. Computer Passes Turing Test for First Time Eugene Goostman seems like a typical 13-year-old Ukrainian boy, at least that's what a third of judges at a Turing Test competition thought recently. Goostman says that he likes hamburgers and candy and that his father is a gynecologist, but it's all a lie. This boy is a program created by computer engineers led by Russian Vladimir Veselov and Ukrainian Eugene Demchenko. That a third of judges were convinced that Goostman was a human in unrestricted conversation is significant as at least 30 percent of judges must be swayed for a computer to pass the famous Turing Test. The test, created by legendary computer scientist Alan Turing in 1950, was designed to answer the question "Can machines think?" and is a well-known staple of artificial intelligence studies. Source: The Verge 6/14
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  33. 33. The Machine from HP Machine-a-view-of-the-future-of-computing/ba-p/164568 -day-two-future-now-machine-hp
  34. 34. Stanford bioengineers have developed faster, more energy-efficient microchips based on the human brain, 9,000 times faster and using significantly less power than a typical PC. This offers greater possibilities for advances in robotics and a new way of understanding the brain. For instance, a chip as fast and efficient as the human brain could drive prosthetic limbs with the speed and complexity of our own actions. It can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections. Boahen is working with other Stanford scientists to develop prosthetic limbs that would be controlled by a Neurogrid-like chip. Boahen and his team have developed Neurogrid, a circuit board consisting of 16 custom-designed "Neurocore" chips. Together these 16 chips can simulate 1 million neurons and billions of synaptic connections. The team designed these chips with power efficiency in mind. Their strategy was to enable certain synapses to share hardware circuits. The result was Neurogrid – a device about the size of an iPad that can simulate orders of magnitude more neurons and synapses than other brain mimics on the power it takes to run a tablet computer. Qualcomm could add a “neural processing unit” to mobile-phone chips to handle sensory data and tasks such as image recognition. Neurogrid Microchips for Neuromorphic Research
  35. 35. Quantum Device Detects and Corrects Its Own Errors Researchers in the John Martinis Lab at UC Santa Barbara have developed quantum circuitry that self-checks for errors and suppresses them — preserving the qubits’ state(s) and imbuing the system with reliability that is foundational for building powerful large-scale superconducting quantum computers. Unlike classical computing, in which the computer bits exist on one of two binary (“yes/no”, or “true/false”) positions, qubits can exist at any and all positions simultaneously, in various dimensions. It is this property, called “superpositioning,” that gives quantum computers their phenomenal computational power, but it is also this characteristic which makes qubits prone to “flipping,” especially when in unstable environments, and thus difficult to work with. So the researchers developed an error process that involves creating a scheme in which several qubits work together to preserve the information stored across several qubits.
  36. 36. IBM's four superconducting quantum bits use a square lattice to detect both types of quantum errors, bit-errors and phase-errors, for the first time. Source: IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center (
  37. 37. With his 2045 Initiative, Russian Internet mogul Dmitry Itskov is looking for backers for the world’s first immortality research center into neuroscience and human consciousness with the ultimate goal of transferring human minds into robots, extending human life indefinitely. The new venture sells itself: invest in his new research and development interest and the payoff could be immortality.
  38. 38. Will Transcendence Transcend Science Fiction? According to futurists, the Singularity will be the singular most important incident to ever unfold. The term describes technology’s version of a black hole: that incredible moment when artificial intelligence will surpass our own. Transcendence is the newest dystopian interpretation of this A.I. benchmark. The reviews have been less than glowing, but it still brings a pivotal question into sharp focus: Are we nearing true machine intelligence? Transcendence tells the story of a dying technology visionary, played by Johnny Depp, who uploads his brain to a computer right before he dies. The story takes place in the present, compelling many to question the possibility of an apocalyptic singularity to transpire. While the technology depicted in Transcendence is still very much science fiction, it alludes to some remarkable developments that are unfolding in the artificial intelligence community. IMDB:, Wikipedia:
  39. 39. Artificial Intelligence: Should We Be as Terrified as Elon Musk and Bill Gates? Elon Musk and Bill Gates have been as fearless as any entrepreneurs and innovators of the past half century. They have eaten big risks for breakfast and burped out billions of dollars afterward. But today, both are terrified of the same thing: Artificial intelligence. In a February 2015 Reddit AMA, Gates said, "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern ... and [I] don't understand why some people are not concerned.“ In a September 2015 CNN interview, Musk went even further. He said, "AI is much more advanced than people realize. It would be fairly obvious if you saw a robot walking around talking and behaving like a person... What's not obvious is a huge server bank in a vault somewhere with an intelligence that's potentially vastly greatly than what a human mind can do. And it's eyes and ears will be everywhere, every camera, every device that's network accessible... Humanity's position on this planet depends on its intelligence so if our intelligence is exceeded, it's unlikely that we will remain in charge of the planet.“ To be fair, others such as Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak have expressed similar fears, which lends credibility to the position that Gates and Musk have staked out.
  40. 40. Global Grand Challenges with Bioscience Solutions Source: Battelle-BIO 2014
  41. 41. 47 1908 First Large-Scale Adoption of Water Chlorination 1921 Diphtheria and TB Vaccines 1930s Pertussis Vaccine 1936 Yellow Fever Vaccine 1935 Sulfa Drugs (first antibiotic) 1940s Penicillin First Used as a Treatment 1955 Polio Vaccine 1963 Measles Vaccine 1974 Meningococcal Disease Vaccine 1985 Influenza Vaccine 1995 Hepatitis A Vaccine 1987 Azidothymidine (first HIV treatment) Deaths per 100,000 people 48 78 20 475 Life Expectancy Source: The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. Available at Accessed on 11/1/12. >96% Decrease >62% Increase
  42. 42. 48 2011 1960 Deaths Per 100,000 Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Center for Health Statistics. National Vital Statistics System. 2011. Available at Accessed 11/12/12.
  43. 43. Charles Arntzen, Plant Biologist
  44. 44. Healthcare Industry, Then and Now Source: Capital IQ, GSV Asset Management
  45. 45. Source: IEEE Spectrum 6/14
  46. 46. Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health
  47. 47. Hugh Herr, who heads the Biomechatronics research group at the MIT Media Lab, is creating bionic limbs that emulate the function of natural limbs marrying human physiology with electromechanics. A double amputee himself, he is responsible for breakthrough advances in bionic limbs that provide greater mobility and new hope to those with physical disabilities. Herr’s research group has developed gait-adaptive knee prostheses for transfemoral amputees and variable impedance ankle-foot exoskeletons for patients suffering from drop foot, a gait pathology caused by stroke, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. He has also designed his own bionic legs, the world’s first bionic foot and calf system called the BiOM. Hugh Herr at MIT: TED2014 Talk:
  48. 48. Bionic Arm Created by DEKA Research for DARPA The DEKA Arm System or "Luke Arm" is one of the most advanced robotic prostheses ever built. This is the first prosthetic arm approved by the FDA that "translates signals from a person's muscles to perform complex tasks." The DEKA Arm was created by famed inventor Dean Kamen and his team at DEKA Research and Development Corp. as part of DARPA's Revolutionizing Prosthetics program. The goal of the US $100 million program was developing an advanced prosthetic arm with near-natural control to improve quality of life for amputees. DARPA funded two groups: the DEKA project and another effort led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University. What makes the DEKA Arm unique is that it can carry out multiple, simultaneous powered movements, and its wrist and fingers can adjust its positions to perform six different user-selectable grips. In addition, force sensors let the robotic hand precisely control its grasp. Source: IEEE Spectrum 5/14
  49. 49. Advanced Prosthetic Limbs Enable Sensation of Touch A team of clinicians, engineers, and scientists at the University of Pittsburg is developing technology that could allow amputees to have more natural control and even feel the sensation of touch with prosthetic limbs. Today’s artificial limbs do not provide sensory information to users, which means that even the most advanced prosthetic limbs feel numb, so they function more like tools than body parts. Researchers are currently working on pinpointing the electrical signals that occur in the body’s nerves. To gather baseline data, they are mapping electrical signals and muscle movement from volunteers who have fully functioning arms, via electrodes that are implanted into forearm muscles. Additionally, they are testing a group of volunteer amputees by simulating the portion of the spinal cord nerves that are responsible for forearm and hand sensation. If an electrical signal is detected in the required nerves, the amputees are deemed candidates for feeling the sensations of touch with the new prosthetic limbs. Source: In Compliance Magazine 3/15
  50. 50. 3D printing lets engineers design for more than function. With complexity being essentially free, engineers can design aesthetically pleasing parts. The Ekso team designed parts that incorporate beautiful complex patterns, like muscle strands, with fluid contours. The striated pattern creates greater flexibility and ventilation channels as well. 3D Printing Improves Exoskeleton, Helping Paraplegics Walk Ekso Bionic Suit
  51. 51. HAL for Whole Body reinforces whole bodily functions from the upper limbs to the lower limbs, making impossible heavy works for human power possible. The HAL technology that utilizes human judgment power maximally is expected to be applied to various fields such as Disaster Recovery in order to assist human activity for disaster recovery under extraordinary environments. HAL Exoskeleton to Assist, Reinforce & Extend Human Motor Function
  52. 52. Source: Marvel Studios
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  54. 54. Alex Jessup Concept Artist Renderings of Military Exosuits
  55. 55. Potential Stakeholders in Neuroscience Research Source: Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues 5/14
  56. 56. devices/medical-devices/neurotechnology/neurorehabilitation
  57. 57. Four individuals diagnosed as having complete paralysis of the legs were able to intentionally move their knees, ankles, and toes while undergoing electrical stimulation of the spinal cord, according to a study recently published in the journal Brain. The novel therapy has the potential to change the grim prognosis of people who have been paralyzed for years, say the researchers involved in the study based out of the University of Louisville Frazier Rehab Institute in Kentucky. The research is a continuation of a 2011 groundbreaking pilot trial that demonstrated that electrically stimulating the spinal cord in precise ways enabled a man paralyzed below his chest to stand independently for minutes at a time. The announcement of that pilot trial was incredibly exciting, but scientists wondered if it could be repeated with other individuals. The new paper reveals that the therapy has been successful in four people, and that it can enable not only independent standing, but also other kinds of voluntary leg and foot movement. Source: IEEE Spectrum 4/14 Electrical Spine Stimulation Helps Paralyzed Patients Regain Some Movement
  58. 58. Liquid Metal Reconnects Severed Nerves in Frogs Severed nerves in the body can lead to the loss of muscle function and muscle atrophy, unless the severed nerve endings get reconnected. One possible new solution devised by Chinese researchers uses liquid metal to create an electrical conduit capable of transmitting signals between the severed nerve ends. The liquid metal solution consists of a gallium-indium-tin (GaInSn) alloy that has successfully bridged severed sciatic nerves taken from the calf muscles of bullfrogs, according to Technology Review. A team at Tsinghua University in Beijing showed that the metal alloy, capable of remaining liquid at body temperature and thought to be benign, could transmit nerve signals much more effectively than the commonly-used Ringer's solution meant to mimic the salt mixture in body fluids. Source: IEEE Spectrum 5/14 Photo: Getty Images
  59. 59. After many centuries of splints and cumbersome plaster casts that have been the itchy and smelly bane of millions of children, adults and the aged alike, that world is over as we at last bring fracture support into the 21st century. The Cortex exoskeletal cast provides a highly technical and trauma zone localized support system that is fully ventilated, super light, shower friendly, hygienic, recyclable, and stylish. The Cortex Cast utilizes the x-ray and 3d scan of a patient with a fracture and generates a 3d model in relation to the point of fracture for printing. Source: Jake Evill and Cortex Cast Systems. Cortex Exoskeleton Protecting the Internal Skeleton
  60. 60. The first known human climbing of a glass wall using gecko-inspired climbing devices has been demonstrated by DARPA’s Z-Man program. A 218-pound climber ascended and descended 25 feet of glass with no climbing equipment other than a pair of hand-held, gecko-inspired paddles (he also carried an additional 50-pound load in one trial). A gecko is able to climb on glass by using van der Waals intermolecular forces between the spatulae (nanoscale hairs), resulting in easy attachment and removal of the gecko’s toes from the surface. To enable gecko-like dynamic climbing at human scale, engineers at Draper Laboratory of Cambridge, Mass. created climbing paddles capable of balancing adhesive forces in both the shear (parallel to the vertical surface) and normal (perpendicular to the vertical surface) directions. Source: Kurzweil News 6/13/14 DARPA Demonstrates Gecko-Like Climbing Pads 660 lbs.
  61. 61. In February 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment that can restore (limited) eyesight to (some) blind people. Despite the caveats, it's an exciting milestone. The treatment involves electrodes implanted in the eyes of people whose retinas are damaged. The FDA approved the implants for people with severe cases of retinitis pigmentosa, a relatively small patient population. But the company that makes the implants, Second Sight Medical Products, says they can benefit a much broader group of people with vision problems, including many elderly people who suffer from macular degeneration. A competing technology is under development from the German company Retina Implant AG, whose system was undergoing clinical trials last year. Source: IEEE Spectrum 5/14 "Bionic Eye" Implants Will Hit the U.S. Market This Year
  62. 62. Glasses Give Vision Impaired a Close-Up View
  63. 63. Vision-Correcting Displays New technology could lead to e-readers, smartphones, and displays that let users dispense with glasses. Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a new display technology that automatically corrects for vision defects, no glasses (or contact lenses) required. The technique could lead to dashboard-mounted GPS displays that farsighted drivers can consult without putting their glasses on, or electronic readers that eliminate the need for reading glasses, among other applications. Source: MIT News ( YouTube:
  64. 64. Seeing Eye Ring Aids the Blind
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  66. 66. Memorial Sloan Kettering & IBM Watson Advancing Personalized Cancer Care
  67. 67. TGen and Genomic/Proteomic Sequencing Illumina’s HiSeq 2500 System is a powerful and efficient ultra-high-throughput sequencing system that supports the broadest range of applications and study sizes. Unrivaled data quality using Illumina's proven SBS chemistry has made the HiSeq 2500 the instrument of choice for all major genome centers and leading institutions throughout the world. New HiSeq v4 reagents allow for more reads and more data in less time.
  68. 68. Low cost genome sequencing is expected to revolutionize healthcare among other aspects of life. iNanoBio is developing a novel sensor device for high speed genome sequencing with technology from Arizona State University (ASU). Sequencing 3 billion bases in a short period of time is an extremely complex task. Various strategies utilize piecemeal sequencing and massively parallel techniques for high throughput readout. Sequencing using nanopores is a promising approach, but most often requires development of advanced methods for slowing down the DNA as it translocates through the nanopore. Small read lengths, need for elaborate sample preparation and complex data processing are required, which in-turn add to the cost of sequencing. Rather than slowing down the DNA as it translocates through a nanopore iNanoBio’s strategy is to sequence the DNA at high speed using their FET nano sensor devices. Field effect transistor sensors can have high switching frequencies of up to 1 GHz or more, which enables faster signal acquisition with minimal background noise. They expect sensing of individual bases at higher speeds, with larger signal to noise ratios, than when using other strategies. iNanoBio Exponential Nanosensor Technology for Chemical & Biological Sensing Aiming for Low Cost $100 Genomic Sequencing Using Nanopores
  69. 69. GE scanners, used by doctors in Florida, are currently involved in their first clinical trial aimed at making the process of medical scanning cheaper and easier. Dubbed 'Revolution CT', they beam x-rays through a patient's body from which a computer can reconstruct a high-definition image, slice by slice. Shown here is a high-definition image of the skull and the Circle of Willis - a structure which supplies blood to the brain and surrounding area.
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  71. 71. In research by Cheryl Nickerson and her team at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and external collaborators, a radical approach to addressing the problems of transplantation potential and repairing scarred lungs is under investigation. The researchers describe an elegant method to improve aspects of lung engineering that may in the future contribute to providing a nearly limitless supply of donor organs, ideally matched to their recipients, or to repairing damaged lungs. Although years of work and further study remain before such research could be a reality in the clinic, the potential is there and the results in animal studies are promising.
  72. 72. Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China have made miniature, functioning kidneys through 3D printing. They are composed of 90 percent living cells and function almost exactly like real kidneys. With a few adjustments and advancements, it's possible that they will one day be ready for implanting into people.
  73. 73. 3D Bioprinter to Reproduce Human Organs, Change the Face of Healthcare
  74. 74. Here's one vision of the future of meat: We manufacture it from stem cells in giant "bioreactors" of the sort you might find in a modern pharmaceutical factory. The cells come from a contented pig that lives in the yard outside the village meat factory, where technicians sometimes poke it with a biopsy needle, and meat-eaters with quiet consciences give it a pat on their way to buy a cultured piece of it. Read more: Source: Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science (
  75. 75. /536296/the-problem-with-fake-meat/ Beyond Meat's 100% Plant-Based Products
  76. 76. Images Credit: João Conde, Nuria Oliva, and Natalie Artzi/PNAS New Nanodevice Defeats Drug Resistance and Releases Cancer Drugs A new nanodevice developed by researchers at MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) can help overcome cancer cell drug resistance (after chemotherapy) by first blocking the gene that confers drug resistance, then launching a new chemotherapy attack against the disarmed tumors. The device, which consists of gold nanoparticles coated with a “nanobeacon” DNA hairpin, near-infrared dyem and a dark-quencher embedded in a hydrogel that can be injected or implanted at a tumor site, could also be used more broadly to disrupt any gene involved in cancer.
  77. 77. Source: Kurzweil.AI
  78. 78. A ’3D Printer’ for Customized Small Molecules Such as Drugs A machine in University of Illinois chemistry professor Martin Burke’s lab assembles complex small molecules out of simple chemical building blocks, like a 3D printer on the molecular level. This simpler way to synthesize small molecules (currently employed with large molecules such as peptides) can eliminate a major bottleneck in creating new medicines. Source: Kurzweil AI
  79. 79. Medtronic Micra Pacemaker ?c=251324&p=irol-newsarticle&id=1883208 Ron Wilson World's Smallest, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Pacemaker Delivered directly into the heart through a catheter inserted in the femoral vein at AZBio
  80. 80. Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic nanomotor to date, an important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body to administer drugs when needed or target and treat cancer cells without harming good cells. UT Austin engineers focused on building a reliable, ultra-high-speed nanomotor that can convert electrical energy into mechanical motion on a scale 500 times smaller than a grain of salt. Source: YouTube Video: Engineers Build World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor
  81. 81. Aterica has created a smart epipen case. It’s a simple, elegant application of sensors to everyday technology, and it just might save your life. Their smart epipen uses Bluetooth to automatically trigger an app on your phone, which informs anyone you've selected from your contact list (like family or friends) that you have had a severe allergic reaction. The case itself is even capable of sounding an alarm to alert people around you of the situation, and instruct them on how to correctly inject the shot. Source: Popular Mechanics 1/15 Veta Smart EpiPen Case
  82. 82. RevMedx XStat is a first-in-kind hemostatic device for the treatment of gunshot and shrapnel wounds on the battlefield. XStat works by injecting a group of small, rapidly-expanding sponges into a wound cavity using a syringe-like applicator. Each sponge contains an x-ray detectable marker. In the wound, the XSTAT sponges expand and swell to fill the wound cavity within 20 seconds of contact with blood. This creates a temporary barrier to blood flow and provides hemostatic pressure. RevMedx XStat
  83. 83. Source: The Atlantic Council & Intel Security
  84. 84. Continua Health Alliance Enables the Personal Health Information Network (PHIN) Source: Continua Health Alliance (
  85. 85. Health Information Exchange Using Electronic Health Record Technology Source: U.S. GAO
  86. 86. National Health Information Network (NHIN)
  87. 87. AMoHS designs and manufactures quality mobile surgical facilities for temporary and permanent use. Their units are deployable worldwide and we offer solutions for any project.
  88. 88. Source: Beecham Research
  89. 89. Source: Deloitte Tech Trends 2014
  90. 90. Garmin vívofit
  91. 91. Polar V800 GPS Sports Watch
  92. 92. Shipping April, 2015 Apple Watch
  93. 93. FiLIP Smartwatch from Filip Technologies
  94. 94. Add Pacif-i Bluetooth Smart Pacifier for Temperature Mimo Smart Baby Monitor
  95. 95. “You can lie to me, you can lie to your trainer, you can even lie to yourself, but you can’t lie to your Fitbit.”
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  98. 98. Atomo Diagnostics is a medical technology company bringing next generation rapid diagnostic solutions to market and radically changing the way that we diagnose disease. AtomoRapid has launched in Africa and the UK, and USA market entry is underway. The AtomoRapid blood testing platform can accommodate test strips for a wide variety of conditions from celiac disease, allergy through to infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV. Also offering AtomoRapid to leading diagnostic companies interested in converting their rapid tests onto this revolutionary rapid test platform. AtomoRapid Blood Testing Platform
  99. 99. Source: IEEE Spectrum 11/14 Perspiration Biosensor Patches
  100. 100. A successful Kickstarter project with over $2.76 million in funding, the SCiO pocket molecular sensor lets users scan and obtain information about the chemical makeup of materials and physical objects. Once an item is scanned, the chemical makeup is compared against items in a cloud-based database, and the information about the item is sent back to a smartphone. The device is capable of scanning food (for nutritional information), medicines, plants (for health purposes), oils, plastics, wood and more. The device works by shining a light on an object and using a spectrometer to analyze the properties of the light reflected back. Source: Network World SCiO Pocket Molecular Sensor
  101. 101. Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any fingerprints, quietly afflicting its victims and metastasizing uncontrollably — to the point of no return. Now a new device developed by a team of Israeli, American, and British cancer researchers may turn the tide by both accurately detecting lung cancer and identifying its stage of progression. The breathalyzer test, embedded with a "NaNose" nanotech chip to literally "sniff out" cancer tumors, was developed by Prof. Nir Peled of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Hossam Haick (inventor) of the Technion — Israel Institute of Technology, and Prof. Fred Hirsch of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.
  102. 102. DMI Tricorder Project MESI Modular Tricorder Concept Cloud DX Bio
  103. 103. The Good Life, With Robots: Photographer Dan Saelinger envisions a future eased by amiable automatons. Source: IEEE Spectrum 5/14
  104. 104. Rodney Brooks and his newest robot, Baxter, are trying to bring low cost, high quality manufacturing back to the U.S. Rethink Robotics ( Baxter
  105. 105. Source: Boston Dynamics (, acquired by Google The WildCat four-legged robot can gallop at high speeds.
  106. 106. DARPA’s Atlas robot from Boston Dynamics (Recently acquired by Google)
  107. 107. Mechatronics engineer Ben Schaefer (R) interacts with humanoid robot bartender "Carl" as it prepares a drink for a guest at the Robots Bar and Lounge in the eastern German town of Ilmenau. The Humanoid robot bartender "Carl," developed and built by Schaefer who runs a company for humanoid robots, prepares spirits for the mixing of cocktails and is able to interact with customers in small conversations. Source: InfoWorld, Photo: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
  108. 108. Queensland University of Technology (QUT) AgBot
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  110. 110. -matter-mod-t-a-3d-printer-for-everyone
  111. 111. MIT's MultiFab can print an unprecedented 10 different materials at once, far more inexpensively than traditional models. The MultiFab 3D printer has been used to print smartphone cases, light-emitting diode lenses, and fiberoptic cables, as well as other items. The printer has a potential range of applications in consumer electronics, microsensing, medical imaging, and other fields. Source: Tom Buehler/CSAIL 8/15 See:
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  113. 113. The Sugar Lab at 3D Systems
  114. 114. Autodesk 123D Catch Autodesk is a dominant player in the world of professional 3D engineering software; the company's new suite of free, simple tools gives amateurs the power to create, share, and print 3D models. Here's how it works: The user takes 20 to 30 photos of an object, then loads them into the 123D Catch software. The software analyzes the images to produce a 3D CAD model that can be edited onscreen like a digital photo. The CAD file can be sent to a 3D printer or turned into a series of 2D paper prints that the user can glue to cardboard, cut to shape, and assemble into a real-world 3D model. Source Popular Mechanics 10/12
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  116. 116. Individual Membership - $175/Month, $1395/Year Student Discounts, Family Adds, Corporate Memberships Available Core Tools & Equipment:
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  118. 118. Nanoscale Examples U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (
  119. 119. Chameleon-Like Artificial ‘Skin’ Shifts Color on Demand Engineers from the University of California at Berkeley have created an incredibly thin, chameleon-like material that can be made to change color on demand by simply flexing it with a tiny amount of force. This new material-of-many-colors offers intriguing possibilities for an entirely new class of display technologies, color-shifting camouflage, and sensors that can detect otherwise imperceptible defects in buildings, bridges, and aircraft. Source: Kurzweil.AI
  120. 120. The bridge of the Starship Enterprise, NCC-1701-D, which the National Security Agency (NSA) reportedly based its Information Dominance Center's design on.
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  122. 122. Robert Downey Jr. (as Tony Stark/Ironman) uses a hologram in the 2012 film "The Avengers"
  123. 123. AugmentedReality.Org
  124. 124. Google Glass Explorer Edition
  125. 125. Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 (DK2) Oculus Joins Facebook 3/14:
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  127. 127. Innovega iOptik Platform
  128. 128. iOptik Platform
  129. 129. ASU Flexible Electronics and Display Center has successfully manufactured the world's largest flexible color, a 14.7” diagonal OLED
  130. 130. Source: U.S. Display Consortium
  131. 131. Sony LED Pocket Projector Microvision Pico Projector (PicoP) Sigma Designs Pico-Projector (XGA, 4.3 in.3, 10 Lumens, 5 Watts) TI Pico-Projector Integrated into Phones
  132. 132. Artist's rendering of 3DIcon's CSpace system, here displaying a 3D image and 2D "slice" of a heart. 3DIcon is developing projection 3D technologies that have the potential to transform communications on all fronts - visualization, situational-awareness, business, scientific, research and analytics and of course inter-personal by delivering volumetric, full color, 360 degree, 3D images that do not require any kind of viewing aid such as glasses or goggles.
  133. 133. Pufferfish design and develop new platforms for the display of digital content outside of the confines of traditional flat screen media. Our range of PufferSphere spherical display systems let you deliver 360 degree video simply and quickly across a range of commercial and artistic projects.
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  138. 138. Say Hello to Project Tango! on YouTube: Google’s Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human- scale understanding of space and motion. What if you never found yourself lost in a new building again? What if directions to a new location didn't stop at the street address? Imagine playing hide-and-seek in your house with your favorite game character. Imagine competing against a friend for control over physical space with your own miniature army. Source: Google Project Tango Motion Tracking Mobile Device
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  140. 140. The Virtuix Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game, allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion. The Omni will free gamers from passive, seated gameplay, unleashing the full potential of virtual reality gaming with the Oculus Rift and future head mounted displays.
  141. 141. Chevy Volt Source: Electronic Design Magazine 6/10 Nissan Leaf
  142. 142. Tesla’s Advanced Battery Energy Density $69,900 $79,900 $93,400 (208 miles) (265 miles) (265 miles) XXX Tesla Estimates = Tesla Motors Sizzle Reel:
  143. 143. Tesla Powerwall Home Battery
  144. 144. Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV) and Smart Grid Ecosystem Source: Electronic Design Magazine 6/10
  145. 145. Intel In-Vehicle Solutions on YouTube:
  146. 146. Connected Cars On Board Safety & Security Features Source: Infineon Technologies AG
  147. 147. Navdy's Transparent Head-Up Display (HUD) Navdy extends the apps you already have on your phone. No service plans required.
  148. 148. Intel’s Road to Autonomous Driving Intel In-Vehicle Solutions on YouTube:
  149. 149. Google X is building a few hundred self-driving cars that have no steering wheel, accelerator pedal or brake pedal.
  150. 150. Here we see the Armadillo-T, a foldable electric vehicle, at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). With a click on a smartphone, the experimental "Armadillo-T" electric car made in South Korea will park itself and fold nearly in half, freeing up space in crowded cities. Source: InfoWorld, Photo: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
  151. 151. Johammer J1 Brammo Empulse R Lightning Motorcycle LS-218 Lito Green Motors Sora Voxan Wattman Harley-Davidson Project LiveWire Electric Motorcycles
  152. 152. Lit Motors C-1 Lit Motors Kubo
  153. 153. Acton M Electric Scooter
  154. 154. Topjoy Pinwheel Battery-Powered Unicycle for $295
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  156. 156. The Onewheel (, a self-balancing electric skateboard, makes you feel like you are surfing or snowboarding when you ride on a flat surface. Controlling the board is easy, simply lean forward when you want to accelerate and lean back to slow down or stop. Learning how to use the board only takes a couple of minutes and people with experience in boardsports are ready to aggressively ride almost as soon as they jump on the board. The reason this board is so easy use is because of the self-balancing technology. Solid-state MEMS and algorithms balance the board around the wheel. The board uses a 500W brushless hub motor and the wheel is the only moving part -- so there are no gears, belts, or chains to maintain. The Onewheel can go up to 12 mpg and on a single charge and can ride for four to six miles (depending on speed and terrain). Recharging the 48V lithium iron phosphate battery is quick with the ultra charger, only 20 minutes. With a standard charger it will take about an hour. Source Onewheel/Design News 1/14
  157. 157. Hendo Hoverboards - World's First Real Hoverboard
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  159. 159. Aero-X Hoverbike from Aerofex Where you’re going, there are no roads. That’s why you need the Aero-X, a vehicle that makes low- altitude flight realistic and affordable. Flying up to 10 feet off the ground at 45 miles per hour, the Aero-X is unlike any vehicle you’ve seen. It’s a hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle - an off road vehicle that gets you off the ground. The Aero-X can be adapted for unlimited outdoor uses: surveying, search and rescue, border patrol, disaster relief, aerial agricultural, ranching, and much more. Or maybe you just want go out to the desert and fly.
  160. 160. Designer Greg Brown and engineer Dave Fawcett are finessing a design for a jet- propelled car that can reach speeds up to 550 miles in the air, but then converts into a zero-emissions electric car on the ground. Over the last few years flying cars like the Terrafugia Transistion and the Skylys have provided a realistic glimpse into the future of flying cars. The idea of a jet-propelled flying car has been missing, but the GF7 could bridge that divide if it comes to life. On the ground the GF7 drives like a standard car with its four wheels and wings folded up. It can reach speeds up to 100 mph and the 50 kWh battery pack has a range that’s on par with electric vehicles at between 80-120 miles. Upon take off the wheels retract into the fuselage and the wings fold down with a wing span of 23 feet. The jet engine also recharges the battery pack during flight. Unlike the Terrafugia, the GF7 can fly at altitudes up to 38,000 feet high with a range of up to a thousand miles. Brown and Fawcett hope to have a flying prototype completed in four years. Unfortunately, the GF7 won’t be cheap with a price tag expected between $3-5 million, about the same as other small jet aircraft. GF7 Flying Car Reaches 550 MPH in the Air
  161. 161. Moller International Flying Car Developer Says He's $80 Million Closer to Making Sci-fi Dreams Real
  162. 162. E-volo’s Volocopter is a revolution in aviation made in Germany. It’s safer, simpler, and cleaner than normal helicopters with a unique way of moving, a groundbreaking innovation. The Volocopter is an environmentally friendly and emission- free private helicopter.
  163. 163. Source: Army Technology Magazine 3-4/15
  164. 164. NASA Puffin VTOL Personal Air Vehicle Concept Scientific American Article 1/10: YouTube Video:
  165. 165. The Orion crew module for Exploration Flight Test-1 is shown in the Final Assembly and System Testing (FAST) Cell, positioned over the service module just prior to mating the two sections together. The FAST cell is where the integrated crew and service modules are put through their final system tests prior to rolling out of the Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for integration with its rocket. Technicians are in position to assist with the final alignment steps once the crew module is nearly in contact with the service module. Last December, Orion launched 3,600 miles into space in a four-hour flight to test the systems that will be critical for survival in future human missions to deep space. Source: NASA ( NASA Orion Spacecraft
  166. 166. SpaceX pulled the wraps off its brand-spankin'-new Dragon V2 spacecraft at its Hawthorne, California headquarters on May 29, 2014. During a live webcast, founder Elon Musk said, "It's all around I think a big leap forward in technology," adding that the seven-passenger, reusable spacecraft "really takes things to the next level.“ Unlike its unmanned predecessor, the original Dragon CRS, the new space taxi will shuttle cargo and astronauts back and forth between Earth and the International Space Station, potentially allowing the U.S. to reduce its dependence on Russian Soyuz capsules for transport. Article: YouTube Video:, Wikipedia Entry
  167. 167. An artist concept image of where seven carefully-selected instruments will be located on NASA’s Mars 2020 rover. The instruments will conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet as never before. NASA has selected ASU to design, deliver and oversee the Mascam-Z imaging investigation, a pair of color panoramic zoom cameras, on the Mars rover mission to be launched in 2020. Source: NASA (
  168. 168. NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
  169. 169. Mars One is a Dutch non-profit organization determined to establish a permanent human settlement on our neighboring red planet by the year 2025. The organization's plan consists of "cargo missions and unmanned preparation of a habitable settlement, followed by human landings," powered by big dreams and paid for by fundraising contributions. The group estimates the cost of putting four people on Mars somewhere around the $4 billion mark, a number the group feels confident in hitting. Though MIT aerospace engineers have poked holes in Mars One's ambitious plans (debunking the organization's major claim that Martian settlements are "possible today with existing technologies"), that's not stopping anyone from moving forward with the proposed expedition. In February 2015, Mars One selected 100 top candidates from those who have applied to go to Mars in the next decade. Source: Popular Mechanics
  170. 170. Iridium NEXT Satellite from Orbital Sciences Corp. Technical Support Center (TSC) in Chandler, AZ
  171. 171. O3b Satellites Investors Coverage
  172. 172. Project Loon began with a pilot test in June 2013, when thirty balloons were launched from New Zealand’s South Island and beamed Internet to a small group of pilot testers. The pilot test has since expanded to include a greater number of people over a wider area. Looking ahead, Project Loon will continue to expand the pilot through 2014, with the goal of establishing a ring of uninterrupted connectivity around the 40th southern parallel, so that pilot testers at this latitude can receive continuous service via balloon-powered Internet. Project Loon: The Technology -
  173. 173. Source: Chris Anderson/The Atlantic 9/12 Drone/Autopilot Production Volume and Price
  174. 174. Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Potential Applications
  175. 175. The Inc. Prime Air octocopter is seen in this undated handout photograph released to the media on Dec. 2, 2013. Photo Source: Inc. via Bloomberg YouTube! Video:
  176. 176. watch?v=3yLoDrLT7i4 FPV Goggles 4K Video Option GPS Puck Hero 3 Camera
  177. 177. Agisoft PhotoScan 3-D Demo Images Eric Gakstatter of GPS World & Geospatial Solutions Monthly was able to produce sophisticated and detailed 3-D models with a piece of software called PhotoScan from Agisoft (in demo mode) with only 35 minutes of flight time with a consumer- grade drone and a couple of hours at his computer. See and
  178. 178. A British soldier holds Prox Dynamics' PD-100 Black Hornet, a palm-sized miniature helicopter weighing only 16 grams. Researchers with the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are testing the Black Hornet to provide squad-sized small units with organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Army) Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet PD-100 Personal Reconnaissance System
  179. 179. Can Cyborg Moths Bring Down Terrorists? At some point in the not too distant future, a moth will take flight in the hills of northern Pakistan, and flap towards a suspected terrorist training camp. But this will be no ordinary moth. Inside it will be a computer chip that was implanted when the creature was still a pupa, in the cocoon, meaning that the moth’s entire nervous system can be controlled remotely. The moth will thus be capable of landing in the camp without arousing suspicion, all the while beaming video and other information back to its masters via what its developers refer to as a “reliable tissue-machine interface.” The creation of insects whose flesh grows around computer parts – known from science fiction as ‘cyborgs’ – has been described as one of the most ambitious robotics projects ever conceived by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research and development arm of the US Department of Defense. Source: Times Online 5/24/07
  180. 180. U.S. DARPA LANdroids DARPA is soliciting proposals for LANdroids, a new program to develop intelligent autonomous radio relay nodes that exploit movement to establish and manage mesh networks in urban settings. The goal is to create small, inexpensive, smart robotic radio relay nodes that dismounted warfighters drop as they deploy in urban settings. The nodes then self-configure and form a mesh network, a temporary infrastructure that establishes communications over the region. As the situation changes, the nodes will adapt the network, such as self-healing if nodes are destroyed by the enemy. Through movement and density, the LANdroids will enable effective communications in complex non-line-of-sight (NLOS) environments like those found in urban settings, dealing with phenomena like fades and shadows through strategic self- placement and chaining of the relays.
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  183. 183. The Thermal Hydraulic Engine from Deluge, Inc. represents a breakthrough technology that can perform the work of similar engines at a fraction of the operating costs while releasing no emissions into the air. Also known as the Natural Energy (NE) Engine, this patented, innovative engine employs alternative heat sources such as solar, geothermal, and waste heat energy, as well as fuels like natural gas, to convert hot water into mechanical power without combustion. Under development by Deluge since 1996, the NE Engine has been use- tested in numerous applications including oil and gas pumping, water pumping, desalination, electricity generation, compression, and air handling, and can operate as effectively in third-world countries as in highly industrialized countries. Initially conceived as a replacement for the internal combustion engine, the NE Engine has attracted the attention of many who want to use this pioneering, clean, and cost-effective technology as a way to lower production costs. The technology’s cost effective and environmentally- innocuous features make it an attractive power source for most any application, including pumping water for desalination processes. The Natural Energy Engine as a Low-Cost Power Source for Reverse Osmosis Desalination
  184. 184. Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT) Systems Concept
  185. 185. Deka R&D Slingshot Water Purification Machine Ensuring access to clean water is one of the greatest challenges faced by under- developed countries. Existing approaches to water purification require expertise in system design, operation and maintenance. Deka R&D, led by genius inventor Dean Kamen, the creator of the Segway transporter, has designed Slingshot, a simple vapor compression water purification machine that transforms any source water into safe drinking water producing roughly 30 liters of water an hour using no more energy than required by a standard handheld hair dryer. A partnership with Coca-Cola will bring Slingshot to communities in need of clean water in rural parts of Latin America and Africa.
  186. 186. Cynthia Koenig, a young social entrepreneur from New York, learned that millions of girls and women around the world spend hours each day collecting water from distant sources. She decided to create the WaterWheel, a new way to help people in poor communities collect, transport, store, and use water receiving a $100,000 Grand Challenges Canada prize. The WaterWheel allows people to roll water in a 50-liter container versus carrying it in 5 gallon (19 liter) jugs which can save women 35 hours per week in water transport time, as well as prevent the physical strain that comes from balancing 40 pounds of water on top of their heads for hours each day. (
  187. 187. LifeStraw water filters from Vestergaard convert contaminated water into clean, safe drinking water. The easy-to-use filters are a vital tool for some of the 780 million people who don’t have ready access to safe drinking water. This leaves them at risk for diarrheal disease, which kills more than 1.5 million people every year. Safe drinking water is especially important for vulnerable groups, such as children under five, pregnant women and people living with HIV. LifeStraw water filters also prevent cryptosporidiosis, a major cause of diarrheal illness in people living with HIV and children under five. LifeStraw Guinea Worm is a plastic pipe with a stainless steel mesh that filters out Guinea worm larvae from contaminated water. It has been a vital tool in global efforts, led by The Carter Center, to eradicate Guinea worm disease. Each product in the LifeStraw portfolio is designed for a specific situation where safe water is needed but not readily available.
  188. 188. The WarkaWater gathers water from fog and condensation. It was invented by an Italian firm and three of them are shown here in an Ethiopian village. WarkaWater, which is named after an Ethiopian fig tree, is composed of a 30-foot bamboo frame containing a fog-harvesting nylon net that can be easily lowered for repairs and to allow communities to measure the water level. It produces up to 26 gallons of drinkable water a day, enough for a family of seven. Source: NPR 5/14 (YouTube Video at
  189. 189. New research by scientists at Rice University demonstrated that forests of carbon nanotubes can be made to harvest water molecules from arid desert air and store them for future use. The invention called “hygroscopic scaffold” mimics the Stenocara beetle, which survives in the desert by stretching its wings to capture and drink water molecules from the early morning fog and has a superhydrophobic (water-repelling) bottom and a hydrophilic (water loving) top The water is stored until released either by squeezing the reusable scaffold or until it slowly evaporates back into the atmosphere. If it becomes possible to grow nanotube forests on a large scale, the invention could become an efficient, effective water-collection device because it does not require an external energy source. Nanotube Forests Drink Water from Arid Air Superhydrophobic (water-repelling) Side Hydrophilic (water-loving) Side
  190. 190. Self-Propelled Microscopic Carbon-Capturing Motors May Reduce Carbon Dioxide Levels in Oceans Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed enzyme-functionalized micromotors the size of red blood cells that rapidly zoom around in water, remove carbon dioxide, and convert it into a usable solid form, calcium carbonate. The CO2 sequestration proof-of- concept study represents a promising route to mitigate the buildup of carbon dioxide, a major greenhouse gas in the environment, said the researchers. Source: Laboratory for Nanobioelectronics, UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, See & microscopic-carbon-capturing-motors-may-reduce-carbon-dioxide-levels-in-oceans
  191. 191. Pranav Agarwal has built a solar-powered floating surface aerator that can be installed in water bodies to prevent water stagnation and mosquito breeding. The device produces ripples by generating air bubbles at regular intervals. It automatically switches on when it comes in contact with water and an alarm alerts if the water body dries up or someone tries to remove the device from water. The device is cost effective and being solar powered, it is energy independent and maintenance-free. If this device is improved upon and ubiquitously installed, the world will soon be free from mosquito borne diseases. YouTube:
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  194. 194. Internet of Things (IoT) Ecosystem Conceptual Rendering Source: IEEE Computer - Imagineering an Internet of Everything 6/14
  195. 195. Source: IEEE Computer - Imagineering an Internet of Everything 6/14 Information Flow Between the Cyber and Physical Worlds
  196. 196. The Intel Intelligent Systems Framework provides a consistent framework for connectivity, security, and manageability. Flexible developer ‘recipes’ use scalable, off-the-shelf elements that in turn, shift resource investments from interoperability to extracting value from data.
  197. 197. Swirl iBeacon Platform and Ecosystem
  198. 198. Source: EDN Magazine Wikipedia on Smart Dust: Wikipedia on Wireless Sensor Network (WSN): Smart Dust Motes for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) Multihop Wireless Sensor Network
  199. 199. GlobaTrak's Trakdot is a GSM-based tracking device that uses the cellular network, rather than GPS, to keep tabs on your bags. Trakdot pairs up with your cellphone; once that's done, just pack it in your suitcase before checking your bag. Trakdot runs on 2 AA batteries (included) and is FAA compliant. It uses an onboard accelerometer to put itself to sleep while in transit, then wakes up upon arrival and sends a text or email to your cellphone letting you know it's arrived. Source: Popular Mechanics, 3/14 ( GlobaTrak's Trakdot
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  201. 201. EcoSmart E26 10.5-Watt LED Down Light (65W Equivalent)
  202. 202. LEDs can be engineered to produce practically any desired spectrum of visible light. Blue or violet LEDs pump mixes of phosphors, which down-convert some of the light and mix with the pump color to produce something humans perceive as white light. Near-monochrome LEDs, whose spectrum amounts to a single sharp peak, can be mixed at varying intensities to produce light of any apparent color in a wide gamut. Hue is controlled over WiFi. The bulbs and router talk amongst themselves using a wireless mesh network protocol called ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4. Source: Phillips (
  203. 203. Sengled Pulse AwoX StriimLIGHT MiPow PlayBulb Color Klipsch LightSpeakers in-ceiling-lighting-and-audio-system -lighting/awox-striim-light/ LED Light Bulbs That Play Audio
  204. 204. Philips TLED 200 lm/W Breakthrough
  205. 205. Japanese Super Toilet: This luxury toilet from Japan has controls for almost every aspect of the bathroom experience. It can warm the seat, give a massage, play music, adjust the height and temperature of the bidet stream (that plastic tube allows the tester in the showroom to see the height of the stream without getting water on the floor), and much more. It can even make flushing sounds -- without actually flushing -- to cover up the sounds of embarrassing body functions. Source: Contractor Magazine 4/15
  206. 206. Netflix Revamped Interface
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  209. 209. Sony STR-DA2800ES ES 7.2-channel 4K A/V Receiver
  210. 210. Overview of the Internet Value Chain
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  212. 212. Types of Big Data Analyzed Now and Planned for Analysis in the Future Source: Gartner Research
  213. 213. First Version of a Mobile Radio Telephone (1924) Source: Bell Labs (
  214. 214. Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast
  215. 215. “Horizon 2020: Sensors Source: Telecom Italia
  216. 216. Sensor Cluster Trends for Mobile Phones (Inertial Measurement Units) AMS AV-MLV-P2 is a volatile organic compounds (VOC) gas sensor which can detect alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, organic acids, amines, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons.
  217. 217. In a study of air pollution, a small pollution sensor was used to measure black carbon level continuously, combined with an Android smartphone with CalFit software for recording GPS information on user location. The indoor/outdoor study of 54 Barcelona schoolchildren was associated with BREATHE, an epidemiological study of the relation between air pollution and brain development. The researchers conclude that mobile technologies could contribute valuable new insights into air pollution exposure. Source: Kurzweil AI Smartphones as Personal, Real-Time Pollution-Location Monitors
  218. 218. Source: Keysight Technologies (Formerly Agilent)
  219. 219. Exemplary 5G Application Scenario Source: IEEE Communications 2/14
  220. 220. 5G Heterogeneous Cellular Architecture Source: IEEE Communications 2/14
  221. 221. Source: picoChip Designs Ltd. Femtocells
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  223. 223. StingRay (also marketed as Triggerfish, IMSI Catcher, Cell-site Simulator or Digital Analyzer), is a sophisticated, portable spy device able to track cell phone signals inside vehicles, homes and buildings by acting as fake cell towers, allowing police investigators to pinpoint location of a targeted wireless mobile and capture phone data such as text messages, emails and cell-site information. StingRay Trackers
  224. 224. Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless AC Router App-Enabled-AC1900-Dual-Band-Wireless- Router_stcVVproductId158014980VVcatId553 965VVviewprod.htm 4 Port Gigabit Router, VPN Support, SPI Firewall, UPnP Media Server .
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  227. 227. Submarine Cables 1858 vs. 2015 Source: Telegeography
  228. 228. Google Fiber Coming to the Phoenix Area? • Would provide new fiber optic networks to neighborhoods and directly to homes • Up to 1 Gbps symmetric broadband speed (20-100X faster on average) • Offers highest speed Internet at $70/month down to very low cost 5 Mbps services – Also offering 200+ HD television channels in various bundles/packages – No traditional phone service (POTS), but supports VoIP with e911 • Currently deploying and offering gigabit service in Kansas City, Provo, and Austin • Potential build out list added 34 individual cities in 9 areas in February 2014 including Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe in the central Valley of the Sun • Extensive checklist and other information submitted by all three Valley cities for analysis – Identifies/mitigates barriers to construction, environmental factors, permitting process – Equipment housing (Hut) placements on city-owned land approved • Streamlined permitting & street cut processes • Cable license and pole attachment agreements • Existing commercial fiber leasing (especially SRP) • Digital Inclusion considerations – Outreach and inclusion in technology plans – City departments and not for profits – Low cost 5 Mbps service at $300/7 years • Google decision expected late-2015 to 2016
  229. 229. Source: Broadband Communities
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  231. 231. Griffin PowerDock 5
  232. 232. Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations in Starbucks will begin with stores in the San Francisco Bay Area Duracell Powermat Wireless Charging System
  233. 233. Solar Laptop Concept Designed by Nikola Knezevic Solio Solar Powered Charger Voltaic Generator Solar Laptop Bag Solar Bikini
  234. 234. Go Mechanical Charger Empower Kinetic Glider Chair
  235. 235. CrankCase Powers Your Devices from Your Motion
  236. 236. Energy-Generating Cloth Could Replace Batteries in Wearable Devices Scientists at Sungkyunkwan University in Korea and University of Wollongong in Australia have developed the first durable, flexible cloth that can harness human motion to generate energy, allowing for self-powered smart clothes avoiding the need for batteries, a current limitation in wearable electronics. The new textile can charge batteries or supercapacitors without an external power source, making new applications possible, such as health care monitoring and batteryless personal electronics. The cloth is based on triboelectric nanogenerators (TNGs). TNGs use two materials with different “triboelectric” polarities in a manner analogous to static electricity, when the two materials are contacted or rubbed together, then separated, electrons are generated and can flow through a connected device.
  237. 237. The PowerPot V is a lightweight thermoelectric generator that converts heat into DC electrical power. Simply add water to the pot and place it on a heat source appropriate for boiling water. The PowerPot V will immediately start powering up your mobile electronics. The PowerPot V comes equipped with a standard USB (5V) port, making it compatible with devices you already have. The cable has three feet of heavy-duty, flame-resistant wire. The solid-state voltage regulator provides up to 5W of power to charge your high-tech devices. PowerPot V
  238. 238. Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100 IV Inside the compact RX100 IV is the world’s first memory-attached 1.0-type stacked 20.1 mp CMOS sensor, a remarkable advance in image shooting possibilities with a large aperture ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-70 mm F1.8-2.8 lens and retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder . Super-high-speed 1/32000 sec. anti- distortion shutter enables up to 40x super slow motion, up to 16 fps continuous shooting without blackout, and handy 4K movies. With high-speed BIONZ X processor and Wi-FI/NFC connectivity.
  239. 239. Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7S for 4K Video
  240. 240. Lytro's Illum Camera Lytro's light-field cameras transform photography, capturing light from all directions and letting you focus an image after you shoot it.
  241. 241. The Light L16 is a totally new type of camera, a multi-aperture computational camera for $1,699. While a DSLR or mirrorless camera uses interchangeable lenses and a single sensor, the Light L16 Camera uses multiple small cameras and sensors permanently integrated into the body, selecting 10 of 16 for use in each photo yielding up to 52 megapixel images. Source:
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  243. 243. like-how-do-we-build-them-and-whats-their-impact/ Cities of the Future: What Do They Look Like, How Do We Build Them and What's Their Impact?
  244. 244. Source: The New York Times 9/25/10
  245. 245. Intelligent Buildings Value Chain Source: Frost & Sullivan
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  248. 248. Botanical apartment therapy in Phuket, Thailand
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  250. 250. Global Installed PV Capacity and Average System Prices, 2013-2020E Source: GTM Research
  251. 251. U.S. Cities Cumulative Installed Solar PV Capacity Source: Environment America (As of End of 2014)
  252. 252. Source: nEwROOF
  253. 253. Lightweight solar cells track the sun, providing 40 percent more energy than fixed cells. Inspired by kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, they replace heavy conventional Sun-tracking systems. Source: University of Michigan News Story 9/15
  254. 254. A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. “Glowing” infrared light is guided to the edge of the plastic where it is converted to electricity by thin strips of photovoltaic solar cells.
  255. 255. The first complete, efficient, safe, integrated solar-driven system for splitting water to create hydrogen fuels has been developed by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) at Caltech, an efficient, robust and integrated solar-driven prototype. See Image: Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis; Artwork: Darius Siwek
  256. 256. 1000 Meter Solar Tower Benefits: • 100% Clean Green Energy Generation • Zero Water Use * • Zero Emissions • Zero Pollution • Reliable & Sustainable Energy Generation • Green Jobs - Shovel ready • High Capacity Factor • Low Operating Costs • Cost Competitive • Tailored to meet demand profile (peak or base load) • Efficient use of Infrastructure • Site Flexibility • Heat storage availability • Exceptional Carbon Credits • Clean air equal to taking 220,000 typical motor vehicles from the roads annually EnviroMission’s 400MW Solar Updraft Tower Project in Arizona See:
  257. 257. Bloom Energy is changing the way the world generates and consumes energy with their unique on-site power generation systems utilizing an innovative new fuel cell technology. Their Energy Servers are among the most efficient energy generators on the planet, providing for significantly reduced electricity costs and dramatically lower greenhouse gas emissions while offering increased electrical reliability and improved energy security. Bloom Energy has received $1.1B in funding to date, but faces growing profitability concerns.
  258. 258. Dean Kamen, Segway inventor, is now bringing energy autonomy and Stirling engines powered by natural gas to the home with the Beacon 10. Stirling engines are a promising 19th century idea finally coming to fruition in the 21st century that can convert almost any fuel into electrical power, and properly implemented, they may do so in a system that is clean, quiet, easy to use, easy to maintain, and has a long operating life. For applications that need both electricity and clean heat, the Stirling engine is exceedingly efficient. DEKA’s goal is to design a system with all of the advantages of Stirling engines that can be manufactured cost-effectively. NRG Energy plans to sell a product that is disruptive to the centralized power business model. The company is working with Deka Research on an on-site “energy appliance,” Deka R&D Beacon 10 Stirling Engine Electrical Generation
  259. 259. Fusion reactors could become an economically viable means of generating electricity within a few decades, replacing conventional nuclear power stations, according to new research at Durham University and Culham Centre for Fusion Energy in Oxfordshire, U.K. The research, published in the journal Fusion Engineering and Design, builds on earlier findings that a fusion power plant could generate electricity at a price similar to that of a fission plant and identifies new advantages in using new superconductor technology. Such findings support the possibility that, within a generation or two, fusion reactors could offer an almost unlimited supply of energy without contributing to global warming or producing hazardous products on a significant scale. Source: Illustration of a tokamak fusion reactor design with plasma (Credit: ITER Organization)
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  261. 261. U.S. Navy’s Laser Weapon System (LaWS) The Navy’s Laser Weapon System (LaWS) uses the Phalanx Close in Weapon System’s (CIWS) radar track to obtain a target and combines six high- energy laser into a focused beam of light. While the laser uses a mere 30 kilowatts per volley, a few dollars a shot, the weapon is hampered by inclement weather and other adverse conditions. Source: ECN Magazine 2/14
  262. 262. Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) Mounted on the High Energy Laser Mobile Demonstrator (HEL MD) Source: Lockheed Martin/ U.S. Army
  263. 263. Laser Canon for the International Space Station The International Space Station (ISS) has been forced to alter trajectory numerous times over the years to avoid collisions with space junk, but may get a laser cannon to vaporize orbital debris. Japan’s Riken Computational Astrophysics Laboratory has proposed a system that could blast dangerous space debris out of the sky before it comes close to the ISS. The new, more aggressive approach would use the Extreme Universe Space Observatory (EUSO), scheduled to be installed on Japan’s ISS module in 2017 intended to monitor the atmosphere for ultraviolet emissions caused by cosmic rays, but whose Coherent Amplification Network (CAN) laser could focus a single powerful beam on a piece of debris, vaporizing the surface of the target and causing a plume of plasma to push the object away from the station and toward the atmosphere. Source: Extreme Tech 5/15
  264. 264. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies Source: Gartner 7/15
  265. 265. Megatrends Driving Significant Profile Shifts Source: Gartner 8/15
  266. 266. Top 10 strategic IT technology trends for 2016 Source: Gartner
  267. 267. Grand Challenges for Engineering From the National Academy of Engineering * Make solar energy economical * Provide energy from fusion * Develop carbon sequestration methods * Manage the nitrogen cycle * Provide access to clean water * Restore and improve urban infrastructure * Advance health informatics * Engineer better medicines * Reverse-engineer the brain * Prevent nuclear terror * Secure cyberspace * Enhance virtual reality * Advance personalized learning * Engineer the tools of scientific discovery
  268. 268. Digital Life in 2025 - More-Hopeful Theses • Information sharing over the Internet will be so effortlessly interwoven into daily life that it will become invisible, flowing like electricity, often through machine intermediaries. • The spread of the Internet will enhance global connectivity that fosters more planetary relationships and less ignorance. • The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and big data will make people more aware of their world and their own behavior. • Augmented reality and wearable devices will be implemented to monitor and give quick feedback on daily life, especially tied to personal health. • Political awareness and action will be facilitated and more peaceful change and public uprisings like the Arab Spring will emerge. • The spread of the ‘Ubernet’ will diminish the meaning of borders, and new ‘nations’ of those with shared interests may emerge and exist beyond the capacity of current nation-states to control. • The Internet will become ‘the Internets’ as access, systems, and principles are renegotiated. • An Internet-enabled revolution in education will spread more opportunities, with less money spent on real estate and teachers. Source: Pew Research Center, 3/14
  269. 269. Digital Life in 2025 - Less-Hopeful Theses • Dangerous divides between haves and have-nots may expand, resulting in resentment and possible violence. • Abuses and abusers will ‘evolve and scale.’ Human nature isn’t changing; there’s laziness, bullying, stalking, stupidity, pornography, dirty tricks, crime, and those who practice them have new capacity to make life miserable for others. • Pressured by these changes, governments and corporations will try to assert power and at times succeed as they invoke security and cultural norms. • People will continue sometimes grudgingly to make tradeoffs favoring convenience and perceived immediate gains over privacy; and privacy will be something only the upscale will enjoy. • Humans and their current organizations may not respond quickly enough to challenges presented by complex networks. • Most people are not yet noticing the profound changes today’s communications networks are already bringing about; these networks will be even more disruptive in the future. Advice: Make Good Choices Today • Foresight and accurate predictions can make a difference; ‘The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Source: Pew Research Center, 3/14
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  272. 272. European Commission Futures Poll Emerging Themes
  273. 273. Integrated Global Futures Strategy Draft Source: The Millennium Project 2015
  274. 274. Today’s Gadgets & Emerging Technology Innovations Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Mark Goldstein, International Research Center PO Box 825, Tempe, AZ 85280-0825, Phone: 602-470-0389,, URL: © 2015 - International Research Center Arizona Chapter