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Science of Innovation: Using Viruses to Make Batteries

Date : 02/11/2016

Clip Length : 00:05:30

While most people see viruses as harmful, Angela Belcher at MIT sees the future of energy. Belcher uses viruses engineered in her laboratory to form nano-scale wires for tiny batteries that could eventually be used to produce a wide range of electronics at a lower cost. "Science of Innovation" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Using Viruses to Make Batteries
Science of Innovation: Origami Structures

Date : 02/11/2016

Clip Length : 00:05:54

Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. But to engineer Mary Frecker of Pennsylvania State University, it is the future for designing tools that could be used in fields such as medicine and space exploration. "Science of Innovation" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Origami Structures
Science of Innovation: Motion Controller for Virtual Reality

Date : 02/11/2016

Clip Length : 00:04:52

William Provancher of Tactical Haptics has developed a device that combines the sense of touch with technology. Called the "reactive grip," it allows the user to experience the virtual world in a whole new way. "Science of Innovation" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Motion Controller for Virtual Reality
Science of Innovation: Micro-Fabrication for Cochlear Implants

Date : 02/11/2016

Clip Length : 00:06:03

Angelique Johnson is the CEO of MEMStim, a company that is innovating how electrode arrays in cochlear implants are manufactured. Using automated micro-fabrication, instead of costly hand-made manufacturing, Johnson is able to lower the cost of production, allowing more people in need of implants to afford them. "Science of Innovation" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Micro-Fabrication for Cochlear Implants
Science of Innovation: Friction Stir Welding

Date : 02/11/2016

Clip Length : 00:04:46

Welding has long been used to join pieces of metal together. At the University of North Texas, Rajiv Mishra is using a form of welding in a new technology that can improve metal’s strength, toughness, and other properties and could bring new opportunities to the automotive and aircraft industries. "Science of Innovation" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Friction Stir Welding
Science of Innovation: 3-D Bioprinting

Date : 02/11/2016

Clip Length : 00:05:36

Adam Feinberg at Carnegie Mellon University has come up with a technique that expands the use of 3-D printing technology and could one day allow researchers to print heart tissue. "Science of Innovation" is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: 3-D Bioprinting
Science of Innovation: Smart Concrete

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:24

Concrete is one of the most common construction materials in the world, with its basic technology dating back to the ancient Romans. Engineers like Professor Deborah Chung at the State University of New York at Buffalo are using the innovation process to turn this old idea into a new technology. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Smart Concrete
Science of Innovation: Self-Driving Cars

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:54

At Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, computer scientist Sebastian Thrun and his team of software engineers are creating a fleet of self-driving cars. His innovative approach to artificial intelligence is what makes these cars such a success. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Self-Driving Cars
Science of Innovation: Fuel Cell Efficiency

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:20

Professors Reginald Farrow and Zafar Iqbal at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have collaborated on a series of innovations to make the energy conversion process that occurs within fuel cells as efficient as possible. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Fuel Cell Efficiency
Science of Innovation: Electronic Tattoos

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:35

Professors John Rogers and Yonggang Huang have collaborated to design and engineer an electronic tattoo, a micro-electronic health monitor that adheres to the surface of human skin. Their work is an example of how collaboration is often a key part of the innovation process. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Electronic Tattoos
Science of Innovation: Bionic Limbs

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:22

Professor Homayoon Kazerooni is a robotics engineer at the University of California, Berkeley with more than 40 patents to his name. His research on exoskeletons relies on more than just ingenuity and engineering expertise, it's also an example of how inspiration can play a part in the innovation process, the simple desire to help other humans. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Bionic Limbs
Science of Innovation: Biometrics

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:19

In a science known as biometrics, physical or behavioral characteristics are used for personal identification. Arun Ross, a professor at West Virginia University, explains that the sclera of the eye is another biometric trait that can be used, an idea he researched and patented. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Biometrics
Science of Innovation: Biofuels

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:31

While sources of biofuel currently exist, such as ethanol made from corn, Professor Steve Hutcheson at the University of Maryland is developing a new approach to producing biofuels from cellulosic biomass, using a bacterium discovered in the Chesapeake Bay. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Biofuels
Science of Innovation: Anti-Counterfeiting Devices

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:50

Electronics, apparel, and pharmaceuticals are only some of the products counterfeiters try to fake. Using nanotechnology, Professor Evangelyn Alocilja, a biosystems engineer at Michigan State University, has developed an innovative product authentication process that may help consumers determine if a product is genuine or fake. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Anti-Counterfeiting Devices
Science of Innovation: 3-D Printing

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:07

3-D printing is an innovative manufacturing technique developed by Professors Michael Cima and Emanuel Sachs from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Once just used to create working prototypes, 3-D printers are now used by people from engineers to home inventors to make objects from their imaginations. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: 3-D Printing
Science of Innovation:  What Is Innovation?

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:06:54

Whether it happens among students in a classroom, or engineers in a laboratory, innovation is a process, a series of steps that begins with imagination, and results in the creation of something of value for society. “Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: What Is Innovation?
Science of Innovation:  Synthetic Diamonds

Date : 02/04/2013

Clip Length : 00:05:50

As an alternative to finding diamonds in nature for his scientific experiments, Professor Russell Hemley of the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution of Washington creates an innovative method of making large synthetic diamonds in the laboratory. Science of Innovation” is produced in partnership with the National Science Foundation and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Science of Innovation: Synthetic Diamonds

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