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                   The Wall Street Journal’s 2012 Technology Innovation Awards
Gold Medal: A Simpler Way to Connect the Physical with the Virtual

   1) What does Touchcode do?




   2) How does Touchcode work?




   3) What are the benefits of this technology?




   4) What is one problem that could be an unintended consequence of this technology?
Silver Medal: Alternative to Desk Storage

   1) What is the difference between FlashArray storage and disk storage?




   2) What are the benefits of this technology?




Bronze Medal: Less-Painful Biopsies

   1) What is bone marrow, and what are two reasons doctors could need to take samples of bone marrow?




   2) What are the benefits of the OnControl Bone Marrow System?
Further Research

   1) Please go to the website for the Wall Street Journal’s Technology Innovation Awards:

http://online.wsj.com/public/page/technology-innovation-awards-10162012.html

   2) Choose three additional award articles to read from the following categories on the page:
      -Consumer Electronics                            -Education Technology
      -Energy                                          -Environment
      -Information Security                            -Manufacturing Technology
      -Materials                                       -Medicine and Biotech
      -Network and Internet Technologies               -Physical Security
      -Semiconductors                                  -Software
      -Technology Design                               -Transportation

   3) Summarize the following for each of the three articles you read:
    What does the new technology do and how does it work?
    What are the benefits of this technology?


Article #1:____________________________________




Article #2:____________________________________
Article #3:_____________________________________

				
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