As recognition for their outstanding achievement,
national finalist team members and their
parents/guardians will travel to Washington, D.C.
in June for ExploraVision Awards Weekend.
In ExploraVision, students ExploraVision prizes include:
choose a current technology * First Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond
worth $10,000* at maturity for each student.
and imagine what it could be * Second Prize (4 teams): U.S. EE Savings Bond
like in 20 years. worth $5,000* at maturity for each student.
Plasma TV Gas Tubes
LCOS TV Liquid Crystal on Silicon
DLP TV Digital Light Projection DMD
SED TV (Surface-conduction Electron-emitter Display)
Laser TV Coming
Monitor and Television combine
See How Stuff Works Surround Sound
Picture Frame Smell
6x resolution Touch
Interactivity - Teleconference
Video exchange iChat
began 2004 - sold
for $1.6 billion in Ipod -exchange videos,
2006 Podcasts, and music
30 mile range
Blackberry - text
Internet access WiMax and Wireless Mesh Networks
Segway Balance Sensors - checking 100 times per
5 Gyroscopes – measure rotation in
2 Tilt Sensors – work much like your
Speed – 12 MPH
Battery Powered –15 Miles/Charge
Centaur - future concept =>
Converts hydrogen and
Fuel Cells oxygen into water,
Provides a DC (direct
current) voltage that can
be used to power
The 2008 Honda FCX Clarity motors.
A zero-emission fuel-cell car
Thin film solar cells membrane fuel cell
producing hydrogen using
renewable solar energy.
The 2008 Tesla The 2008 Chevy Volt
• 0-60 mph. in 4 seconds
• 0-60 mph. in 8 seconds
• 245 Miles per charge
• 40 Miles per charge, then gas
• 7,000 Li-ion batteries
• 150 mpg
• Shipping in winter 2008
• Concept car - Road Test 2008
• Carbon fiber body
• 110 volt plug-in
Robots Walks and moves like a
Involves 16 years of
4 feet tall –115 pounds
Developed by Honda
Visit the ASIMO Site
Advanced Step in Self-replicating robot
Reusable paper that can be erased and re-printed
GPS Google Earth
Locate any position Zoom in to any location!
Lighter than plastic, stronger
than steel! The hardest
substance known to man!
Click here to see how
nanotubes are made
Named after R. Buckminster Fuller, inventor of the
geodesic dome, "BuckyBall" is the nickname for a
Carbon 60 molecule. Like the faces of a soccer
ball, it has 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons.
CNT can be metallic or
semiconducting and offers amazing
possibilities to create future
nanoelectronics devices, circuits,
Nanotubes are as hard as
diamonds and have the strongest
tensile strength known.
They Emit light!
They Repair Themselves!
2008 trial production of Carbon
Twenty tons of cable and
reel would be kicked up to
geosynchronous altitude by
spacecraft to get the project
The making of carbon
nanotubes is moving
2010 $4 Million Competition 62,000 miles high!
Antimatter spacecraft like
this one could some day Colonization of Mars
shorten a trip to Mars from
11 months to one month.
Future Planned Missions
“Smart” Appliances that can be
operated by phone/communicate
with operators… “Bluetooth”
Timer controls Energy efficient
coffee maker, products
electric blanket,etc. Computer chips inserted into
products to increase
Fridge reads bar codes
Automatic Vacuuming and keeps inventory.
from “Roomba” List sent to grocery
Stove researches the store.
web and stores recipes
Monthly monitoring will give
people time to evacuate before
Satellites will monitor stress on
fault lines using radar data.
Infrared images can show the
increased temperatures just
before an earthquake.
Microchips can be implanted
with ID information, GPS, or
instructions for the body.
Implants in the brain can
control sight and sound
“Smart Objects” Receiver
Arrange atoms and molecules
individually to create anything. (Nano = 1 billionth of a meter)
A Medicine – Re-arrange
molecules in your body
Nano Sensors in your body
Attach utraviolet, flourescent,
or radioactive “markers”.
Human Genome Project
Attach utraviolet, flourescent,
or radioactive “markers”.
Insert new traits
Delete Defects / gene silencing
Help World Hunger
Human genes in Plants
Insert new traits
Fluorescent gene from
a jellyfish inserted into
a mouse Hybridizing traits to create
Scientists Mario R. Capecchi, Oliver Smithies and Sir Martin J. Evans have
been named the recipients of the 2007 Nobel Prize in medicine. The three
developed a technique called "gene targeting," which lets scientists deactivate
or modify particular genes in mice. That in turn lets them study how those
genes affect health and disease.
A New Method!
Tactical Laser Weapon
Individualized – made to order
Total body scans
Radio Frequency Identification Tags
may revolutionize shopping.
Size: as small as a pepper flake
Can be placed inside of product packaging
Readers can identify and track the product
Cheaper and better than bar codes
Wind Power Solar Power
Wave Energy (Pelamis) AntiMatter CERN
VOLTS FROM A MECHANICAL SEA SNAKE
Pelamis is a segmented cylinder moored at both ends to the
When matter comes into contact with antimatter it
ocean floor. As a wave passes down the length of Pelamis, produces an explosion of pure radiation, traveling
hinged joints on the power conversion modules allow the outwards at the speed of light. Both particles that
tubes to move up and down and side to side. The motion of created the explosion are completely destroyed,
the tubes relative to one another drives pumps that turn leaving behind only other subatomic particles. It's a
generators. The electricity flows via a cable to a shore-based perfect conversion of mass into energy. It releases
grid. To access high-energy swells, Pelamis is designed for
use about five miles offshore. It generates over 2.5 million
about 10 billion time the energy of a chemical
kWh's of electricity per year, enough to provide power for reaction and 1000 times more than nuclear fission in
150-200 homes. The same technology will be used to a nuclear power plant.
desalinate water or produce hydrogen
Cloning could offer a key to the
fountain of youth, say scientists Human Ear grown
whose six cloned cows show signs
of being younger than their on a mouse
On January 8, 2001, scientists at Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.,
announced the birth of the first clone of an endangered animal, a
baby bull gaur (a large wild ox from India and southeast Asia)
Good News Holdings building the
first "green" film and television
production studio, and what Good
News Holdings expects to be the most
modern, user-friendly studio complex
in the world.
While this $150 M project is still in
David Kirkpatrick receives a
the early stage, with feasibility studies lifetime achievement award for
being conducted, Good News films
Holdings has created a Delaware
based LLC named "Project Julia"
(working title) to facilitate progress.
Cryogenics is a branch of physics (or engineering) that studies the
production of very low temperatures (below –150 °C, –238 °F or
123 K) and the behavior of materials at those temperatures.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Storage and transport breakthroughs
Cryonics is freezing living things so they may be
brought back to life in the future. This has been
successfully done with hamsters. Click Here
Aging can be slowed in U.S. life expectancy
laboratory rodents by low-calorie at birth has
diets, and changes in single genes increased by about 7
can extend mouse life span by 40 years (from 70 to
percent or more. 77) since 1960
Diet Happy Marriages Nursing Exercise
Calorie Reduction Optimism Faith
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Nanogenesis http://www.nanogeneses.com/nanogeneses/pages/NanoIntroduction.jsp 1/1/07
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