Materials Genome Initiative: Three Years of Progress

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Advanced materials are essential to human well-being and are the cornerstone for emerging industries. Yet today, it can take ten to twenty years or more from initial research on a new material to first use. That's why in June 2011 President Obama launched the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) "to help businesses discover, develop, and deploy new materials twice as fast" and at a fraction of the cost. The MGI brings together academic institutions, small businesses, large industrial...

I-CAMP 2014

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I-CAMP 2014

Paraplegic will walk again wearing exoskeleton at the World Cup

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Built with funding for basic research from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Miguel Nicolelis and the Walk Again Project have built an exoskeleton that will allow paraplegics to walk again. The exoskeleton uses computer algorithms to interpret the user's brain activity, which powers the exoskeleton forward.

Dan Voytas at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Dan Voytas, University of Minnesota, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

David Berry at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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David Berry, University of Vienna, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Itai Sharon at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Itai Sharon, UC Berkeley, at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 20, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.