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Ben Jones

May 3, 2005

Note To Prefrosh With Time Machines and/or Good Ideas

Posted in: Life & Culture

Don't forget to show up for the Time Traveler Convention this saturday at 10PM EST - East Campus courtyard, or 42:21:36.025N, 71:05:16.332W to be exact. Amal, the guy who organized the convention, was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. Pretty cool.

And the winners of the 4th annual MIT IDEAS Competition were recently announced. A few examples:

  • the "Bicilavadora" team, for their pedal-powered washing machine which enables women in poor communities to "get back the eight hours a week they typically spend hand-washing clothes"

  • the "Robopsy" team, for their robotic device that performs minimally-invasive biopsies, thus reducing the radiation exposure of both patients and doctors

  • the "VacPac" team, for their refrigerated backpack that preserves vaccines while they are being transported to clinics in remote locations

  • ...and a bunch of other cool "ideas"!

Photos from the judging session are here. Photos from the awards ceremony are here.

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Heh we're trying to see if we can work something out and go. smile

Posted by: lulu on May 4, 2005

Technically, you only need one person to have a time-travellers convention. smile

Posted by: amrik on May 4, 2005

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