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Contest Sponsors, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest

The “Create the Future” Design Contest, presented by SolidWorks Corp., is proud to have COMSOL Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Hong Kong Polytechnic University as co-sponsors.

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Meet the Judges, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest

SolidWorks and NASA Tech Briefs thank the following judges for their participation:

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Sustainable Technologies Category Winner, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest

(Winner of an HP Workstation)   LEDTRICITY™ Ted Bristow Creative Electric Kailua Kona, HI LEDTRICITY™ uses a combination of various electrical principles, unique wiring circuits, and state-of-the-art components to produce a safe, low-voltage/current output. The illumination of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) using the LEDTRICITY system results in the ability to use extremely long, inexpensive wires to illuminate hundreds to thousands of LEDs.

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Transportation Category Winner, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest

Winner of an HP Workstation Internally Radiating Impulse Structure (IRIS) Engine Corban Tillemann-Dick Tendix LLC Denver, CO The vast majority of internal combustion engines we use for transportation and commerce run at approximately 25% efficiency. Tendix LLC has developed a new family of engines that dramatically enhance fuel efficiency, effectively prolonging the viability of global petroleum reserves, and significantly reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Consumer Products Category Winner, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest

Winner of an HP Workstation LED Cocoon Tent LED strips are sewn into the tent seams, and the light is turned on and off with a small button inside the tent, or remotely.Stephen Boynton Orem, UT Outdoor camping tents have used the zipper as the solution to opening and closing the tent since the zipper was invented. Even before the zipper was applied, campers used candles, lanterns, flashlights, and finally headlamps to give visibility to the dark shadows of a tent interior. The LED Cocoon Tent is a solution to the issues of jammed, snagged, worn out zippers and low visibility inside a tent at night.

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Safety & Security Category Winner, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest

(Winner of an HP Workstation) Personnel Beacon/Locator for Mine Workers Joseph Hollmann Spectral Biopsy Kansas City, MO When trapped, miners are instructed to create noise by tapping on surrounding metal pipes and stone. However, rescuers cannot be sure these signals originated from the trapped miners or was another noise source underground. Many miners may still be alive today if technology was employed to signal that they were alive and provide their location to searchers.

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Medical Category Winner, "Create the Future" 2007 Design Contest

(Winner of an HP Workstation) 3D Ultrasonic Neuronavigation System for Image-Guided Brain Surgery Ajay Mahajan Southern Illinois University Carbondale Murphysboro, IL This GPS-like system could help surgeons navigate through the brain to find and remove everything from tumors to bullet fragments easily, cheaply, and with hardly any cutting. The ultrasonic-based locational system was designed with neurosurgeon Sumeer Lal.

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