Systems that print mechanical components with metal powder could be used to build lighter, more efficient airplanes.
Snavely present his work at EmTech 2011: Synthesizing 3-D models from 2-D photographs
Andronick presents her work at EmTech 2011: Software that can’t crash
Barbic presents his work at EmTech 2011: Speeding up simulations of complex objects University of Southern California Read more: http://techre.vu/yfxuh8
Hammerbacher presents his work at EmTech 2011: Managing huge data sets Company: Cloudera Learn more:http://techre.vu/wkeXPq
Lanckriet presents his work at EmTech 2011: Teaching computers to classify music University of California, San Diego Is Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" a happy song? Is "Bohemian Rhapsody" sad? Gert Lanckriet wants computers to be able to tell. Then people could search for tunes that match a ...
Xia presents his work at EmTech 2011: Replacing silicon with graphene. IBM Fengnian Xia has found a way to build a graphene transistor that blocks electrons efficiently when it's off—a step in the direction of graphene-based electronics, which
Berkenstock describes his work at EmTech 2011: Cheaper satellite pictures. Skybox Imaging Dan Berkenstock, cofounder and chief product officer of Skybox Imaging, wants to let "anyone know what's happening anywhere in the world at any time." Nex
Bettinger describes his work at EmTech 2011: Tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants Carnegie Mellon University As a graduate student at MIT, Christopher Bettinger created strong, rubbery polymers that mimic natural tissue and can be tail
Gerkey describes his work at EmTech 2011: A common language for robots Willow Garage PROBLEM: People who want to program robots have had to either write software from scratch or purchase proprietary software that is hard to modify. SOLUTION:
Krishnamachari describes his work at EmTech 2011: Smarter wireless networks University of Southern California By creating smarter wireless networks that can handle mobile devices and interference more efficiently than today's Wi-Fi and cellular
Rubin describes his work at EmTech 2011: Letting consumers analyze their sleep Zeo In college at Brown University, Ben Rubin had an odd nighttime ritual. He would hook himself up to an old polysomnography machine, a refrigerator-size device that clinics use to diagnose sleep disorders. He ...
Phillips describes his work at EmTech 2011: Computer-assisted genetic engineering Microsoft Research Synthetic biology offers the prospect of engineering microbes to fight disease or produce biofuels, but designing the necessary DNA instructions is normally an arduous task. With software ...
Narayanan describes his work at EmTech 2011: Affordable speech synthesizers Invention Labs Some four million people in India suffer from cerebral palsy and other disabilities that make it difficult or impossible for them to speak. Giving them a voice is the job of Ajit Narayanan's low-cost ...
Ratan describes his work at EmTech 2011: Converting paper records to digital in real time Yale University Beginning in 2009, while working with Microsoft Research India, Aishwarya Ratan spent 15 months figuring out how to help local microcredit co-ops, which often struggle with handwritten ...
See how free software can recreate an object in detailed 3-D using photos of it taken from different angles.
MaKey MaKey, created by Jay Silver and Eric Rosenbaum of the MIT Media Lab, is a simple invention kit that allows users to turn everyday objects into touchpads.