This Week in PopTech: "Smart" Energy Grid, an Arctic Bunker and the Edge of Change
Friday, June 25, 2010 UTC|
- Want to know more about connectomes or programmable bacteria? See what happened when we brought together four speakers, a performer, and a lively and engaged audience for a salon on Science, Living Systems, and the Edge of Change in Washington, DC.
READ: Eco IQ’s, Violas, Mammoths, and Genes that “Seek and Destroy”
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- This week we also released Massoud Amin’s 2009 PopTech talk on the critical need for a “Smart” Energy Grid. Massoud believes this will provide national as well as environmental and financial security.
WATCH: Massoud Amin: A Smart Grid
- We explored a bunker in the Arctic that stores the seed for human survival. Agricultural impresario Cary Fowler gave the PopTech audience a sneak peak of the seed vault as it was being constructed.
WATCH: Cary Fowler: Conserving Bio-Diversity
- We congratulated 2009 PopTech Fellows, Josh Nesbit and Jason Aramburu for acceptance into the Echoing Green Fellowship program.
WATCH: Josh Nesbit: Mobile Healthcare and Jason Aramburu: New Energy
- We’re still collecting quotes on failure. We got some great ones this week, so keep ’em coming. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford
- Did you attend the Science, Living Systems, and the Edge of Change salon in Washington, DC? Did you take pictures? If you did, be sure to add us add as us a contact on Flickr and add your pictures to the PopTech flickr pool.
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- We’ve been thinking a lot about our conference theme, “Brilliant Accidents, Necessary Failures, and Improbable Breakthroughs” and how lots of wonderful things come about when you’re not looking for them. Let us know if you come across any great quotes or examples of the role accidents, failures and serendipity play in success.
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