Tim Studt here again, and mostly recovered from my day-long travel on Friday. Hot and humid here in Taipei, about 25 F warmer than in Chicago. Today's judging at the Taiwan Excellence Awards covered healthcare-based tablet computers, electronic memory modules, top-end gaming computers, electric scooters, racing bicycles and even off-road mountain racing bike tires.
Day three (Monday) of my judging for the 2015 Taiwan Excellence Awards went fine, except for the small interruption of a 6.8 earthquake in the morning. The actual reading for Taipei was a bit over 4, but it did make everything sway in the 4th-floor judging room. There was only one death close to the epicenter off the east coast, but nothing of significance in Taipei proper.
Tim Studt here in Taipei judging the 23rd annual Taiwan Excellence Awards with seven other judges from Germany, Japan and Taiwan academia. Sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, these awards were developed to encourage Taiwan companies to incorporate innovation and value into their products. Selection of winners are based on R&D, design, quality and marketing/branding.
R&D 100 Awards entries filed with us by Thursday, Nov. 15, are eligible to receive Early Bird review by the editors of R&D Magazine. Entries will be evaluated and recommendations for improving the entry will be returned by Dec. 15, 2012, giving competitors plenty of time to make changes before the final spring deadline. Click through for more details.
On Thursday, Nov. 1, the 50th Annual R&D 100 Awards Banquet & Exhibition will take place at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Sea World in Florida. The arrival of Hurricane Sandy to the East Coast has prompted concerns on the part of guests that the storm might have affected the event. However, all plans are still a go for this event, and R&D staff are in route to the venue.
Just this week the 100 winners of R&D 100 Awards were notified. Congratulations to our winners. Each of our winners has made technological advances in their given categories ranging from analytical instrumentation to thin-film and vacuum technologies.
As R&D Magazine prepares for the 50th annual R&D 100 Awards, the editors take a stroll through the awards history, and invite former winners to join them.
The editors of R&D Magazine have extended the submission deadline for the 2012 R&D 100 Awards to April 30, 2012, at 11:59 pm, eastern U.S. time. This is the FINAL DEADLINE. We cannot accept entries after that time.
Expert in electronics? Professional in process science? Do you breathe biotech? If you have an area of expertise (and better yet, interest) consider spending a couple hours of your time and helping us evaluate some of the best and most unique high-technology products of the year.
The editors of R&D Magazine have opened the nominations for the 2012 R&D 100 Awards competition, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards. If your organization introduced a new product this year, or is planning to, you can begin the entry process now.
There’s nothing wrong with your watch. This is the same R&D Daily you received every afternoon. But after nearly three-and-half years and more than 5,000 stories, the R&D Daily is undergoing a mitosis of sorts, evolving to a.m. and p.m. editions. You will get the same high-technology content as before, just more of it, in a more timely manner.
Netflix is wonderful for the mailbox. Alongside bills, credit card offers and never ending stream of fat magazines , that familiar red and white envelope holds the promise of an hour or two of mindless entertainment. Inevitably, though, for every
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, some of the last hurdles in human exploration of the globe were overthrown, notably the scaling of Mt. Everest and the plumbing of the depths of the Marianas Trench. They paved the way for planting a flag on the Moon. But one notable project went underfunded and eventually forgotten.
In February 2001, the journal Science published two scientific papers that, for the first time, described parts of the newly sequenced human genome. Ten years later, the journal has dedicated the month of February to a special series about one of the most celebrated scientific breakthroughs our time, and why it has and hasn't fulfilled its promise of changing medicine.
On Wednesday, the National Institute of Technology and Standards, or NIST, showed us that in microscopy, there’s always a new way "slice a sample".
Extra-sensory perception, or psi as it’s known by its researchers, has been a lightning rod in the pyschology field for many years. One Cornell researcher who specializes in ESP studies, Daryl J. Bem, has charged up the community with a recent study that looks at brain's ability to see into the future .