National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Hertz Foundation Announces $5 Million Fellowship Gift Honoring Inventor and Entrepreneur Dr. Nathan Myhrvold

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

It is a rare and profound honor to see this new endowment for Hertz Fellowships launched.

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  • It is a rare and profound honor to see this new endowment for Hertz Fellowships launched.
  • I am hoping that the Hertz Fellows whose education is funded by these fellowships will have even more illustrious careers than Ive managed to have, Dr. Myhrvold said.
  • The great thing about the Hertz Foundation is the thoroughly proven, well-honed machine they have developed over decades to select outstanding graduate students.
  • The initial recipients of the Nathan P. Myhrvold Fellowship will be chosen from the 2022 applicants and announced in May 2023.

Walmart Awarded Inaugural Women In Trucking Technology Innovation Award

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

DALLAS, Nov.15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) awarded Walmart the inaugural Technology Innovation award, sponsored by Clean Harbors. The announcement took place at the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo held in Dallas, Texas.

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  • The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) awarded Walmart the inaugural Technology Innovation award, sponsored by Clean Harbors.
  • DALLAS, Nov.15, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) awarded Walmart the inaugural Technology Innovation award, sponsored by Clean Harbors.
  • The newly created award recognizes innovation, vision, and technical achievements that support and advance the trucking industry.
  • About Women In Trucking Association, Inc.
    Women In Trucking Association, Inc. is a nonprofit association established to encourage the employment of women in the trucking industry, promote their accomplishments and minimize obstacles faced by women working in the trucking industry.

Wearable Devices and Trimble Showcase the Use of Neural Input Technology for Controlling the Spot Autonomous Robot

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

YOKNEAM ILLIT, ISRAEL and Westminster, Col., Nov. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wearable Devices (Nasdaq: WLDS) (“Wearable Devices” or the “Company”) today announced that the Company showcased the usage of brain neural commands to operate Spot, the autonomous construction robotics solution, at the 2022 Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, held on November 7-9, 2022 in Las Vegas.

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  • At the conference, the operator was able to control aspects of the robots motion using neural input signals for discrete or continuous control.
  • "A new interaction paradigm is required to effectively merge the digital and physical environments, and we believe that neural input technology can play a major role in achieving this."
  • Wearable Devices Mudra technology provides hands-free and touch-free interaction of digital devices, robots and machines using the Mudra neural input wristband.
  • Wearable Devices Ltd. (the Company), a growth company developing a non-invasive neural input interface technology in the form of a wrist wearable band for controlling digital devices using subtle finger movements.

Virtual Launch of ‘The Pole of Possibility,’ A World-First Women’s Sit-Ski Antarctic Expedition

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Scheduled to begin early December 2022, the expedition will start in Antarctica at the 79th meridian west at Union Glacier Camp.

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  • Scheduled to begin early December 2022, the expedition will start in Antarctica at the 79th meridian west at Union Glacier Camp.
  • Seventy-nine is the atomic number of gold and one of the key expedition messages is of Inner Gold: the positivity within all us to improve our world.
  • This expedition is also an attempt for a World-First for a female to sit-ski in Antarctica and a Guinness-Record for the furthest distance ever taken by sit-ski or handbike in Antarctica.
  • Follow along for this expedition exploring Inner Gold, Connection and Environment in an inspiring project of sustainable wellness of people & planet.

New report shows supplying Canadian LNG to Asia could reduce emissions by the equivalent of removing every vehicle from Canadian roads

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Monday, November 7, 2022

If we were to have more western Canadian LNG, that would allow a lot of the other sources to go to Europe.

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  • If we were to have more western Canadian LNG, that would allow a lot of the other sources to go to Europe.
  • The shorter shipping distance and lower resource breakevens means Canadian LNG is more competitive, said Bob Kubis, Wood Mackenzies Director Americas Natural Gas, LNG & NGL Consulting.
  • Canadian natural gas resources are developed in a regulatory environment where they're less emitting than certain U.S. shale basins.
  • Should Canada limit LNG growth, total emissions in northeast Asia would continue to rise by an average of four MtCOE per year.

Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

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Monday, November 7, 2022

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference , where HP and Trimble are demonstrating the technology.

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  • The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference , where HP and Trimble are demonstrating the technology.
  • HP and Trimble can address these challenges with an integration of HP SitePrint and the recently introduced Trimble Ri total station.
  • Using optical technology, the precise positioning and navigation of HP SitePrint robot is driven by the Trimble Ri total station.
  • Equipped with automatic level detection, self-calibration, and Trimble VISION technology for advanced tracking, the Trimble Ri enables the HP SitePrint robot to achieve autonomous, high-accuracy indoor layout work.

Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

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Monday, November 7, 2022

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announced today a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot® robot, the ExynPak™ powered by ExynAI™ and the Trimble® X7 total station. It will enable fully autonomous missions inside complex and dynamic construction environments, which can result in consistent and precise reality capture for production and quality control workflows.

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  • The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spotrobot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI and the Trimble X7 total station.
  • It will enable fully autonomous missions inside complex and dynamic construction environments, which can result in consistent and precise reality capture for production and quality control workflows.
  • "The integration of autonomous surveying technology into a construction workflow has groundbreaking potential," said Aviad Almagor, vice president of Technology Innovation, Trimble.
  • Autonomous robots powered by ExynAI, can sense and avoid obstacles, dynamically adapting to the ever-changing complexity of construction environments.

New Approach to Clinical Trial Design Helps Medical Devices Better Meet Patient Needs and Priorities

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Friday, November 4, 2022

A Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) program today released a new framework that provides U.S. medical device companies a systematic approach for patient-focused clinical trial design to better meet patient needs and priorities.

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  • A Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) program today released a new framework that provides U.S. medical device companies a systematic approach for patient-focused clinical trial design to better meet patient needs and priorities.
  • The approach is detailed in a new SPI framework, Using Patient Preference Information in the Design of Clinical Trials.
  • The framework describes the first and only collection of scientifically rigorous methods for integrating patient preferences into clinical trial design.
  • To ensure patient preferences are included, MDIC encourages clinical trial sponsors to incorporate patient perspectives into the total product life cycle, from research and development, to clinical trial design, and regulatory decision-making.

ATI names Jimmy Williams Chief Technology Officer

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --ATI Inc. (NYSE: ATI) has named Jimmy Williams, Jr. as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.

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  • DALLAS, Nov. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --ATI Inc. (NYSE: ATI) has named Jimmy Williams, Jr. as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
  • This newly created role elevates technology at ATI and accelerates progress on our product and process technology priorities, more directly enabling and aligning them with our business strategy.
  • Williams reports to ATI Board Chair, President and CEO Robert S. Wetherbee and serves on the company's Executive Council.
  • Williams joins ATI from Carnegie Mellon University, where he serves as executive director and distinguished service professor of the interdisciplinary Engineering and Technology Innovation Management program.

Protein Evolution, Inc. Unveils New Technology that Infinitely Recycles Textile and Plastic Waste

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Monday, October 31, 2022

Today, Protein Evolution , Inc. (PEI) launched out of stealth, unveiling groundbreaking technology that transforms textile and mixed-plastic waste into an infinitely reusable resource, helping the chemicals industry transition to a lower-carbon, circular economy.

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  • Today, Protein Evolution , Inc. (PEI) launched out of stealth, unveiling groundbreaking technology that transforms textile and mixed-plastic waste into an infinitely reusable resource, helping the chemicals industry transition to a lower-carbon, circular economy.
  • Leveraging recent breakthroughs in natural science and artificial intelligence, the company designs enzymes to break down end-of-life textile and plastic waste into the building blocks that make up new textile and plastic products.
  • "Our technology condenses a million-year evolutionary process into a single dayhelping us create an affordable, scalable and effective solution to revolutionize the plastic waste industry."
  • The companys first product is an enzymatic process that enables textile and plastic waste to become an infinitely reusable resource.