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NEW ISSUE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

 

The latest issue of Technology and Innovation, Volume 15, Issue 4, is now available, and all of the articles in this special issue are available Open Access. This issue is devoted to high-tech prosthetic and orthotic devices allowing active lifestyles for their users.

For the full press release, please visit the following link below.

Innovations enable high performance and extreme recreational pursuits. Thanks to advanced technologies, those who wear prosthetic and orthotic devices are now able to break previous activity boundaries. Read more.

Visit Cognizant Communication Corporation's website for a full table of contents, abstracts, and full articles.

 
Posted: 2014-02-06
 

NEW ISSUE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION

 

The latest issue of Technology and Innovation, Volume 15, Issue 3, is now available. This issue is devoted to select presentations from the Second Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), hosted by the University of South Florida, Feb. 21-23, 2013. The keynote address for the conference was provided by Robert Langer of MIT, who holds over 800 patents and won both the U.S. National Medal of Science and the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

For the full press releases, please visit the following links below.

National Academy of Inventors 2013 Conference showcased global innovation
Innovators gathered from around the world to honor academic invention...Read more.

Innovative motion evaluation tool saves patients with back pain X-ray radiation exposure
Those who have undergone extensive back surgery and need repeated X-rays to monitor their progress may soon have access to a new technology that skips the X-rays and repeated radiation exposure, opting instead for an innovative, noninvasive, non-X-ray device that evaluates spinal movement. Read more.

High costs of research at universities made worse by funding gap
Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding problemRead more.

Visit Cognizant Communication Corporation's website for a full table of contents, abstracts, and full articles.

 
Posted: 2014-01-10
 

New Issue Coming Soon!

 

The latest issue of Technology and Innovation, Volume 15, Issues 3, is coming soon. Articles will address select presentations made at the NAI's Second Annual Conference. For information about the NAI please see the NAI website: www.academyofinventors.org.

 
Posted: 2013-10-11
 

New Issue: Geographic Information Systems Aid Health Research

 
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation is devoted to public health research using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help provide beneficial data for public health researchers focusing on health risks and food access in rural Alaska; racial disparities in health care and resources in Fort Worth, Texas; and pathways for health care development in remote areas of Nepal. To view the full press release, please click here. Visit the publisher's website here to view issue table of contents, abstracts and articles.  
Posted: 2013-06-12 More...
 

Call for Papers - "Patents for Humanity"

 

In recognition of the USPTO’s Patents for Humanity program, we will be publishing a special issue highlighting influential humanitarian technologies, including the innovation and imagination seen in the Patents for Humanity contest submissions. To this end, T&I is soliciting articles or commentaries on humanitarian patents.

Initial manuscripts should be submitted by October 30, 2013. The manuscript submission should include: title, author affiliation, abstract of no more than 250 words, key words, and corresponding author’s contact information.

For more details, see the Special Issues Section.

 
Posted: 2013-05-08
 

Technology Transforms Health Care

 
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation devoted to studies on medical technology and health care delivery, focuses on a wide range of topics, from new technologies to reduce the cost of health care, preventing and curing mental illnesses, and understanding the human microbiome. For more information and full press releases, please visit here and here.  
Posted: 2013-04-23
 

New Issue of Technology and Innovation

 
The latest issue of Technology and Innovation, Volume 15, Issue 1, Technology and Healthcare Delivery, is now available. Visit Cognizant Communication Corporation's website for a full table of contents and article abstracts.  
Posted: 2013-04-23
 

National Academy of Inventors inaugural conference highlights innovative technologies

 
The current special issue of Technology and Innovation (Volume 14, Number 3/4) is devoted to presentations from the Inaugural Conference of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), hosted by the University of South Florida, Feb. 16-17, 2012. The keynote address for the conference was provided by David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  
Posted: 2013-01-09
 

Call for papers - 'Innovations in Rural Regions'

 

We are currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue of Technology and Innovation: ‘Innovations in Rural Regions’. For this issue, we are interested in articles and reviews addressing advancements and improvements of various technologies associated with rural areas.  Relevant topics include: (1) Inventions/products originated from the needs of specific rural regions (agriculture, healthcare, environmental safety, transportation, communication) and (2) Novel applications of region-specific resources (alternative fuels, water purification and/or decontamination systems, wind/solar power, unique landscapes).

All manuscripts should clearly address the issues and challenges of a specific rural region. The manuscript submission should contain: title, author affiliation, abstract of no more than 250 words, key words, and contact information.

Abstracts should be emailed to Dr. Nagamoto-Combs (kumi.combs@med.und.edu) with Diana Vergara cc’d (tijournal@research.usf.edu). Selected authors will be contacted with further instructions on full manuscript submissions.

 
Posted: 2012-12-11
 

New energy technologies promise brighter future

 
In three studies published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation, innovators unveil creative technologies that could change our sources of energy, change our use of energy, and change our lives.

 
Posted: 2012-11-20
 

Online submission to T&I

 

Technology and Innovation is now accepting new submissions online using Open Journal Systems software provided by the Public Knowledge Project. Register your username and password with T&I to begin the submission process or Log In to your account.

 
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

America Invents Act is a game changer

 
In an article published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation, Janet Gongola, Patent Reform Coordinator for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), describes the process of implementing the America Invents Act (2011, H,R. 1249), the first patent law reform in 60 years.  
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

The search for medical technologies abroad

 
The search for medical technologies through 'medical travel' can change the lives of patients and their family members, according to medical anthropologists Cecilia Vindrola-Padros and Linda M. Whiteford, who examined the lives of Bolivian and Paraguayan families in the current issue of Technology and Innovation.  
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

8-millionth patent awarded by US Patent and Trademark Office

 

In a paper published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation, Ram R. Shukla, PhD, a supervisory patent examiner at the USPTO, not only describes the Argus® II, the device awarded patent number eight million, but also explains the nuts and bolts of patenting.

 
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

Tai Chi Wheelchair Brings Mobility, Self-esteem, Better Health to Practitioners

 
An innovative 13-postures Tai Chi designed wheelchair described in the current issue of Technology and Innovation has brought the traditional Chinese martial and healing arts to people with ambulatory impairment.  
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

Academic inventors critical to American innovation

 

In an article published in Volume 13 Number 3 of Technology and Innovation, Richard Maulsby, associate commissioner for innovation and development for the USPTO's Office of Innovation Development, advocates for promoting American academic innovation.

 
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

Should patents and commercialization activities by university faculty members count toward tenure and promotion?

 
Increasingly, institutions of higher learning are including faculty member patents and commercialization activities in their calculus for offering tenure and promotion; however, a report published in Volume 13 Number 3 of Technology and Innovation finds that 75 percent of institutions surveyed do not include patent and commercialization considerations in their tenure and promotion criteria.  
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

Cold War's nuclear wastes pose challenges to science, engineering, society

 
Seven papers published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation report on efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure continued safe and secure storage and disposition of 50 years worth of spent nuclear fuel, surplus nuclear materials, and high-level wastes at DOE facilities.  
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

Stem cell transplantation offers 'sea of opportunity' for treating debilitating diseases

 

An article in the current issue of Technology and Innovation reports on the bright future and enormous need for stem cell therapeutics that may offer hope for those suffering from debilitating and deadly diseases.

 
Posted: 2012-09-21
 

Federal peer review may be overstretched and error prone

 
The federal peer review system, by which research proposals are judged worthy for funding, may be "over stretched" and "susceptible to error," said Elmer Yglesias, a researcher at the Science and Technology Policy Institute and author of "Improving Peer Review in the Federal Government," published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation.  
Posted: 2012-09-21
 
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