Nilofer Merchant

Posted February 26, 2013 by Russ
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Sitting is increasingly prevalent. Sitting is the ‘smoking’ of our generation. Go for a walking meeting. She goes 30-40 miles per week. Get out of the box – literally. Walk the talk… Walk and talk.

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Keller Rinaudo

Posted February 26, 2013 by Russ
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Robotic demo at Remotiv. Romo is a personal robot steered from your iPhone. Connect to iPad for real time video. The most compelling use cases in robotics are personal.

Jennifer Granholm

Posted February 26, 2013 by Russ
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Former Governor of Michigan. 3 enigmas, 1 proposal. Enigma 1 – how do you create good jobs in America? Electrolux left Greenville. 50,000 factories closed from 2000-2010. Enigma 2 a how to solve climate change. Enigma 3 – how to solve gridlock in congress? Education.. Race to the top program put out a $4.5 policy that people competed for it. Why can’t we create a US national energy policy? 80% clean by 2030. Create a competition that respects states. Fosters innovation at the state level. ….or go around congress…. Create a private sector challenge? National Energy Policy from the bottoms up. We have a choice to be at the table, or on the table.

TED Active 2013

Posted February 26, 2013 by Russ
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It’s time for TED 🙂

Tony Danza

Posted October 25, 2012 by Russ
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Teach. The best we can hope for is that we die w the right regrets. Teaching wasn’t the regret, just the road not taken. 50% attrition in teachers after 5 yrs. have to show kids you care. Wasn’t trained for the emotional part. We used to nurture our kids, now we just try to sell them something. Teaching isn’t a job, it’s a calling. Make the best of a bad situation.

Boas Almog

Posted October 25, 2012 by Russ
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Quantum levitation. Quantum physics requires developing a new intuition. Superconductors do not like magnetic fields. Strands of magnetic fields get trapped inside materials, so it locks certain magnetic fields in place… To yield quantum locking. A 3 dimensional effect. Works upside down. Enables frictionless motion. Most of disk is not superconducting. .5 micron of superconductor levitates 70 time it’s own weight. Sapphire w yytrium, barium, copper and oxygen. Forget everything you know. Superconductor on sapphire fiber can carry 40times more electricity than copper.

Wade Adams

Posted October 25, 2012 by Russ
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Buckyball was discovered in 11 day project in 1985. Upset the chemistry world greatly. Took 5 years to convince people. Nanoscale… Where size related phenomenon can and do occur. Making small stuff do big things… And then selling them. Hair is 100,000 nm thick. Gold nano shell gets taken up by cancer tumor, shine ir light and heats and kills cancer cells. 100 percent success on cancer in mice. Be a scientIst – save the world.