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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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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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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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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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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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Rugged, Flight-Ready Data Storage Selected for NASA Aircraft Project

ToughDisk® 3500 SATA Rugged Hard Disk Formation, Inc. Moorestown, NJ 856-234-5020 www.formation.com Formation’s ToughDisk® 3500 SATA Rugged Hard Disk has been selected by Conduant Corp. to be used in data recorders for a NASA technology demonstration project. Conduant is integrating 25 terabytes of TD3500 SATA storage into its Big River LTX2 high-speed data recorders, which will collect data on NASA’s WB-57 aircraft, a mid-wing, long-range airplane capable of operating for extended periods of time at altitudes ranging from sea level to over 60,000 feet.

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Software Improves Access to Data at NASA Wind Tunnel Facility

Adept document management software Synergis Software Quakertown, PA 800-836-5440 www.synergis-adept.com NASA Ames Research Center’s Unitary Plan Wind Tunnels (UPWT) in Mountain View, CA, is a leader in aeronautics and aerospace wind tunnel testing for NASA, industry, the Department of Defense, and other government agencies. The Unitary Plan Wind Tunnels has deployed Synergis Software’s Adept document management software to improve efficiency and management of their design and engineering documents.

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