Topic: Science and Technology (general)
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with experts, Terry Hisey and Matthew Hudes from Deliotte, about the meaning of comparative effectiveness and the term: Bio-Pharma.
Dr. Moira Gunn sits down with Jonathan Koomley, author of Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs about why he believes the climate problem is misunderstood.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with Rick Alvarez, Vice President of Operations and Research at Selexys Pharmaceuticals, about his research into Sickle Cell Anemia.
For robotics to become ubiquitous, the key is a simple efficient connector. Organic chemistry is a simple self-reconfiguring process which inspired Tom Larkworthy to emulate it in self-reconfigurable robots. Larkworthy's pragmatic work focuses on a lattice arrangement, a hexagonal metamorphical robot with a simple set of local motion constraints. Per Sjöborg and Larkworthy discuss how gender, simplicity and limits contribute to efficiency in self-reconfigurable robots.
Our planet will reach nine billion people by 2050. Are we anywhere near ready to feed that many people? In this audio lecture, Dr. Ann Bartuska of the U.S. Department of Agriculture discussed the need to connect food, water, and energy technologies to address our need for sustainable agriculture. Dr. Bartuska spoke as part of the panel "Framing the Challenges: How Can Connection Technologies Support Sustainable Development?" at the USRio+2.0 Conference at Stanford University.
What does it mean to have a deeper, more geographic understanding of our changing world? Tamarat Belayneh says the answer can be found at the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Its missions is to organize and analyze geographic data to help land planners and resource managers make better use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The importance of such systems is increasingly recognized. ESRI's role is to train people to gather and apply GIS information in new ways.
ioBridge is a leading Internet of Things developer, working to help manufacturers, professionals, and the regular user to better automate and control devices. The company's founders, Hans Scharler and Jason Winters, discuss their work, reviewing their development process and protocols. They also discuss specific examples of user projects that are part of the ioBridge community.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about the challenge of getting essential medicine to all people while navigating through the legal guarantees of drugs patents, from WTO reps, Keith Rockwell and Antony Taubman.
Color has implicit cultural meanings that differ from place to place. Red, for example, may mean good luck in one place and danger in another. Noah Iliinsky, Visualization Consultant with Complex Diagrams, sits down with Julie Steele, his co-author at O'Reilly Media, to discuss the importance of good design. He explains the benefits of designing with goals in mind and knowing the target audience. He also talks about the use of size, shape and other best practices in design.
Dr. Moira Gunn learns about how Organovo has been able to build human blood vessels from CEO, Keith Murphy.