NCIIA grantees describe ground-breaking ideas on TED

Amy Smith on TED
Amy Smith: Simple designs that could save millions of childrens' lives
Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.
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Daniel Kraft on TED
Daniel Kraft invents a better way to harvest bone marrow
Daniel Kraft demos his Marrow Miner -- a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to the donor. He emphasizes that the adult stem cells found in bone marrow can be used to treat many terminal conditions, from Parkinson's to heart disease.
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Eben Bayer on TED
Eben Bayer - Are mushrooms the new plastic?
Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens -- and the environment.
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Tony Cumberbatch on TED
Toby Cumberbatch - TEDxColumbiaEngineering - 11/29/11
Toby Cumberbatch founded the Center for Sustainable Engineering, Art and Architecture in 2005 to bring together students from the schools of Engineering, Art and Architecture to focus on problems that address the fundamental needs of energy, water and shelter in very poor communities in the less industrialized countries.