Dean of Invention

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Dean of Invention
Dean of Invention Title Screen.jpg
Genre Documentary
Starring Dean Kamen
Joanne Colan
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 8
Release
Original network Planet Green

Dean of Invention was a television show starring Dean Kamen and Joanne Colan that premiered on Planet Green on October 22, 2010.[1] The two explored scientific breakthroughs around the world in a variety of fields including aviation, biotechnology, energy, nanotechnology and robotics.[2] The goal of the show was to promote engineering and technology as fun, accessible, and important.[2]

At commercial breaks, Dean Kamen made personal appeals for FIRST[3] as a condition of his involvement with the show.

Episodes[edit]

Meet the Microbots[edit]

"Meet the Microbots" was an exploration of nanotechnology and its applications to medicine.[4]

Building the Bionic Body[edit]

"Building the Bionic Body" explored advances in prosthetics and their use, especially by the US military.[5]

Wired Brain[edit]

"Wired Brain" investigated interfaces between the human brain and computers to eliminate handicaps such as muteness or paralysis.[6]

Robot Revolution[edit]

"Robot Revolution" discussed applications of robots to perform difficult or hazardous tasks in lieu of humans.[7]

Gonzo for Guano[edit]

"Gonzo for Guano" investigated potential energy production from excrement.[8]

Forward Motion[edit]

"Forward Motion" explored innovations in automobile technology including electric cars and driverless cars.[9]

Future Flight[edit]

"Future Flight" followed the pursuit of flying cars,[10] including the Terrafugia Transition.[3]

Re-Gen Revolution[edit]

"Re-Gen Revolution" discussed the possibilities of improving organ donation by creating them artificially.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ About Dean Of Invention: A New Show Dedicated To The World's Greatest Scientific Breakthroughs Of Today Retrieved Jan 7, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Larry Greenemeier (October 21, 2010). "The Dean of Invention: Segway Mastermind Probes Sci-Tech's Future". Scientific American. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Rob Goodier (October 22, 2010). "Behind the Scenes With Dean Kamen on Dean of Invention". Popular Mechanics. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Meet The Microbots". Planet Green. August 4, 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Building The Bionic Body". Planet Green. August 3, 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Wired Brain". Planet Green. August 2, 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Robot Revolution". Planet Green. August 4, 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "Gonzo for Guano". Planet Green. October 10, 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Forward Motion". Planet Green. August 3, 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "The Future of Transit: A Flying Car?". Planet Green. October 2, 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Re-Gen Revolution". Planet Green. September 29, 2010. Retrieved 8 January 2011. 

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