NTT Docomo offer Phone call translator App (Cont..)

Followup on http://sida.org.sg/2012/10/26/ntt-docomo-offer-phone-call-translator-app/

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http://www.nttdocomo.com/features/mobility38/

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Singapore Vertical Farm

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/bestoftv/2012/12/09/eco-solutions-singapore-vertical-farm.cnn

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq9m66vj2kc


SIDA meeting on 16 Feb 2013, 2pm

Dear All,

Notice is hereby given that the SIDA Meeting to be held on Saturday, 16 Feb 2013, from 2.00 pm Venue: Mr Tan’s Office.

The agenda items are:
* SIDA Visioneering (1 hr)
* Patent Chat#3 (30 min)
* Break (10 min)
* Project Cable (1 hr)
* SIDA Patent Advisor’s Guideline (1 hr)
* Invention Gossip (30 min)
   –  Samsung Ordered to Pay Inventor W6 Billion (US$5.5m) (Click here)
   –  The bizarre amphibious vehicle inventor claims is driven by perpetual motion (Click here)
   –  Singapore Vertical Farm (Click here)
Total duration expected ~ 4 hours.

Note:
* Patent chat#3 will be based on IPOS Patent Agent Qualifying Exam 2011, Paper B (See attached below)
* For Sida members who are interested to join in the meeting, please drop me a message at http://sida.org.sg/contact-us/
* The above tweeter log for this meeting is available at http://sida.org.sg/2013/02/26/meeting-tweeter-log-for-sida-meeting-on-16-feb-2013/

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Protecting subway and tunnel from flooding using balloon

  • “The goal is to provide flooding protection for transportation tunnels.”
  • …rather than retrofitting tunnels with metal floodgates or other expensive structures, use a relatively cheap inflatable plug to hold back floodwater.
  • So it’s not as simple as just inflating and filling the space. The plug has to be able to withstand the pressure of the water behind it.

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Battery that could power the world

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/tech/2012/11/16/orig-ideas-future-battery.cnn

 


Nutty Professor Store Liquid Air

http://cnn.com/video/?/video/world/2012/12/06/make-create-innovate-liquid-air.cnn

 


Smart seat for senior citizens in train

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  • …creating a folding seat that would open only if someone in need, such as an elderly person, flashed an ez-link card at a sensor.
  • …worked using a mechanism operated by magnets that kept it in an upward “locked” position. Senior citizens can unlock it by tapping their card against a reader. This allows the seat to be pulled down from its folding position. Then, when the commuter gets up, it automatically springs back upright and is locked again.

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Singapore topless table for foodcourt

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  • …designed special aluminium frames that transform into tables when fitted with a modified food tray. Without the trays, dinners will not have tables to eat at.
  • …the concept is similar to the way supermarket trolleys are used. To remove a tray from the rack, diners will have to insert a $1 coin into a slot at the bottom of each tray.

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Meeting Tweeter log for SIDA meeting on 29 Dec 2012

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Above is the meeting tweeter log for SIDA meeting held on 29 Dec 2012

(http://sida.org.sg/2012/11/26/sida-meeting-on-29-dec-2012-2pm/)


SIDA 2012 Review Report

http://prezi.com/8d9zhu-hiaqj/sida-2012-review/?auth_key=538bab25f660d39389fded658acb1b2c63adb1b6&kw=view-8d9zhu-hiaqj&rc=ref-16588287