Renewables are changing how we make electricity. Electric cars are changing how we move. Batteries invented to power small devices are enabling these changes. We will explore how batteries, electric vehicles, and the electric grid are connected and how they will evolve in the decades to come.
From the air to underground, countries are in the process of taking advantage of technologies to improve transportation in novel and impressive ways. But how do we ensure that this next transportation revolution maximizes the benefits for all?
We are motivated by the fact that 90 percent of all emissions in the U.S. are energy-related, and 42 percent of those energy emissions come from the decisions we make in our homes: how we heat our air and water, cook our food, and dry our clothes, and what kind of cars we drive.
Wesley spends his time on the fringes of technology and innovation, and as a result, he sees ideas before they hit the mainstream. He’s particularly interested in the Human of the Future (Now) and how technology can help us live richer, fuller, longer, and more active lives.
Until recently, modifying microbial, plant, and animal cells has been a slow and artisanal process. However, with advances in technology allowing researchers to read, write, cut, copy and paste DNA much more easily, systems can now be put in places that vastly accelerate product development of everything from bio-based replacements for petroleum-derived chemicals to modified human cells that fight cancer.
Sean will talk with us about how electronic circuit designers are constrained by the design tools they use and today’s manufacturing techniques.
John Davies will explore the powerful journey humanity has followed on the path of ever-improving energy and how the lessons of the past should lead us to a desire for a fact-based, non-politicized, national conversation and education on energy.
Movement and dance are enormously valuable for physical and mental health, yet are rarely tapped into. Dr. Pinter creates interactive artworks designed to unlock and inspire movement and has opened the new Museum of Sensory & Movement Experiences in Santa Barbara.
During the past year’s shutdown, Patrick and Lynda got busy. They collaborated on a series of pieces that combined traditional ceramics techniques and 3D clay printing. The result is that they both pushed their work in new, unforeseen directions and landed a prestigious exhibition at Sullivan Goss gallery Santa Barbara.
Everyone is talking about the data revolution, but how can data be used to drive sustainability in agriculture? Hear Tannis Thorlakson, Ph.D. talk about her experiences helping farmers and companies use the power of data tackle deforestation, water scarcity, and soil health in our food system.
As we look to a new normal of collaborating, we’ll talk with Matt Beane, an expert in understanding the workplace. We’ll go beyond how humans interact, especially under constraints of physical distancing, et al., and delve into a topic that’s long fascinated us, how we’ll work with smart machines.
Cognixion’s goal is to unlock speech for hundreds of millions of people worldwide affected by communication disabilities. We’ll talk with Founder and CEO Andreas Forsland and Tim Jin, a Cognixion Brainiac Council Member, exploring the world of AI-powered communication.
A sustainability scientist draws a parallel between environmental problems and the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the importance of rapid testing, tracing, and isolation.
Michael has a long history of innovation in the retail industry. His current project is using technology to monitor what’s going on within a physical store to understand how merchants can make shopping safe and give consumers peace of mind.
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