Submitted by Exponential Times on Sun, 2014-03-16 11:16
The 21st Century's Technology Story: The Convergence of Biology with Engineering and the Physical Sciences
Susan Hockfield delivered the 2014 Godkin Lecture on the role universities will play in shaping the future. She discussed how biology combined with engineering and physical sciences can revolutionize technology and the necessity of a national movement that supports innovation and the advancement of American technology.
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Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-11-20 06:43
Utah State University has flown more experiments in space than any other university in the world. Thirty years ago Bruce Bugbee and his students began working with scientists on a NASA-funded project to develop a life-support system for people traveling away from our planet. This task requires a recycling system that produces food from waste and keeps carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water in perfect balance. This project led Bugbee to appreciate the elegance of Earth's biological systems where plants recycle gasses, purify water, and provide food. Humans are increasingly aware of the impact of fossil fuels on climate change but overlook the impact of limited water on their ability to grow food. Bugbee and his talented colleagues have sought to improve water use efficiency in agriculture. He presents an analysis on the enormous water requirement for food production, reviews the crisis in world water supply, and shows how small changes in diet can have a major impact on our global food-print.
Submitted by Exponential Times on Wed, 2013-11-20 06:25
Hallie Siegel, Managing Editor, Robohub.org
Dmitry Grishin, Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Mail.ru Group; Founder, Grishin Robotics
Cory Kidd, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Intuitive Automata
Alexander Lopota, Director, Russian State Scientific Center for Robotics and Technical Cybernetics
Jong-Oh Park, Director, Robot Research Initiative
Giulio Sandini, Director of Research, the Italian Institute of Technology; Professor of Bioengineering, University of Genoa
Frank E. Schneider, Head, European Robotics
Albert Efimov, IT Projects Director, Skolkovo Foundation
Konstantin Kolontarev, Assistant Professor of the Department of Urology, Moscow State Medical Stomatological University
Professor Mark Post first got involved in a Dutch government-funded programme investigating “in vitro meat” in 2008, when he was a professor of tissue engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology. The programme had been initiated by Wilem van Eelen, an 86-year-old entrepreneur who held a long-time fascination for the possibility of culturing meat.
When the director of the programme fell ill, about mid-way through the programme, Post took over supervision of the PhD students. Motivated by the potentially high societal impact, he continued research even after the funding had ended in 2010.
Renewed funding by a private partner enabled the realisation of a project to create a processed meat product using muscle cells from a cow.
Professor Post received his medical degree from the University of Utrecht in 1982 and trained for a PhD in Pulmonary Pharmacology, graduating from the University of Utrecht in 1989.
He joined the KNAW Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands before being appointed full-time Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA in 1996. Five years later, he moved with his lab to Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, and was appointed Associate Professor of Medicine and of Physiology.
In July 2002, Dr. Post returned to the Netherlands as a Professor of Vascular Physiology at Maastricht University and Professor of Angiogenesis in Tissue Engineering at the Technical University Eindhoven. Since January 2004 he has been Chair of Physiology and Vice Dean of Biomedical Technology at Maastricht University.
IT’S PARADOXICAL that as knowledge grows increasingly specialized, the challenges confronting the world grow increasingly complex. The point of departure is that all innovation begins in human consciousness, and often through cross-boundary meetings between different areas of knowledge, between resources and needs, between questions and answers. Innovation in Mind is an arena for such meetings. The aim is to focus on innovations and their prerequisites — how can they be realized? How to encourage new ways of thinking? We want to contribute to a better climate for innovation, and we want to be a catalyst that launches new collaborations and constellations.
Here are some of the key concepts that characterize Innovation in Mind:
… MEET WITH INNOVATIVE MINDS This is both a challenge and a promise. Innovation in Mind is the arena for insightful conversations, meetings and contacts involving ideas, thoughts and knowledge while ignoring traditional boundaries between subject matter and generations.
… SCAN THE HORIZONS Broaden your own view of the world — check out what’s going on. Where are the challenges — what might the solutions be — with whom can I work?
Submitted by Exponential Times on Thu, 2013-08-01 10:30
What if we were really good at making things—better products of all kinds—in a clean way, at a very low cost, and on a global scale? What if today's industrial and energy infrastructure could be replaced with clean, zero-carbon emission technologies at a rapid pace? The result would be a profound revolution in the material basis of our civilization and radically different prospects for the 21st century. A technology of this scope and power is visible in the distance today, not close, but accessible through a series of advances in nanotechnology and the molecular sciences. By merging digital and manufacturing principles at the molecular scale, atomically precise manufacturing can transform our world. It's time to expand the horizons of our conversation about the future.