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Meet inventors and their cutting edge innovations. We visit laboratories, classrooms and factories to uncover what the brightest minds have come up with to improve our lives.
Bruce German, a professor at UC Davis is researching the properties of milk and how it functions when ingested by growing infants. In his lab, scientists disassemble milk from mothers around the...
4 | August 26, 2010 11:46am
Do you prefer beer with or without foam? Charlie Bamforth the professor of brewing sciences at UC Davis says people want foam, so he's applying scientific principles to produce the perfect beer....
12 | August 11, 2010 4:22pm
Founder of the U.S. Green Building Council, David Gottfried helped dream up rating system that eventually became LEED-otherwise known as the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...
8 | August 10, 2010 8:47am
Assistant Professor Yi Cui at Stanford School of Engineering has found a way to store energy on textiles. The discovery could one day lead to new energy efficient batteries that can be used to...
3 | June 15, 2010 9:21am
From his early work, creating the eMate at Apple, to his latest project, developing a digital encyclopedia based on Wikipedia, Thomas Meyerhoffer has been at the forefront of innovative computer...
June 10, 2010 9:09am
CalStar Products CEO Tom Pounds is laying the foundation for 'green' building materials one brick at a time. His company has developed a new type of building brick that uses neither clay or cement...
8 | June 1, 2010 8:37am
Dr. Andrew Sutherland, a researcher with the UC Davis Plant Pathology Department is training honey bees to detect plant disease in agricultural crops. Bees have excellent chemosensors on their...
3 | May 25, 2010 10:07am
Funded by DARPA and SRI International, computer scientists Adam Cheyer, Dag Kittlaus and Tom Gruber are working to bring advanced artificial intelligence to mobile devices. Their invention is...
16 | March 17, 2010 8:54am
A climate scientist at Stanford University's Carnegie Institution is trying to cool the seas to weaken hurricanes and minimize the death and destruction they bring. In research funded by Bill...
20 | March 10, 2010 9:43am
Web surfing for the disabled can be a daunting experience, but Yahoo's Alan Brightman, an expert in assistive technologies, is trying to make it more accessible. In his technology lab, Brightman...
11 | February 12, 2010 2:13pm
NASA scientist Chris McKay takes his work to the far reaches of planet Earth, studying extreme conditions in order to find life on other planets. Through the collection and study of various Earth...
7 | February 5, 2010 2:25pm
Many consider genetically engineered food controversial, but to Pamela Ronald a UC Davis professor, it could be the answer to feeding the world. Twenty five percent of the world's rice is grown in...
16 | January 29, 2010 4:05pm
What types of smart lights will power our homes and offices in the next five to ten years? At the California Lighting Institute at UC Davis, Professor Michael Siminovitch shows us a giant...
3 | January 22, 2010 2:03pm
Can student performance improve with the environment? Studies have shown that the educational environment can enable students to perform up to two grades better. Mark Miller, founder of Project...
5 | January 11, 2010 4:49pm
Carlin Llorente, a researcher at SRI International discusses recent findings that shows low-income pre-school kids benefiting from a curriculum that includes public media content inside the...
3 | November 12, 2009 9:50am