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Sarah Kintner, Project List, 2/4/2012

1. Dilemma Eraser. Software program that hears a dilemma in the room where the computer has a microphone input that recognizes "a dilemma" in the voice of the person in the room. The program plays 3 things to the person in the room:
  • Encourages positive viewpoint on the problem
  • The program tells the person that they can find a satisfying outcome (even if it is letting go temporarily.)
  • Gives an example of the way others have solved similar problems in history.

The Dilemma Eraser relies on a voice recognition system that detects auditory distress and a list of key word indicating agitation in the voice. The Dilemma Eraser intends to non-invasively divert the attention of the stress individual away from the immediate No 1 reaction and move them to a calmer behavior where the No 2 reaction can be started. Giving examples of past situation from real life points the individual toward resolution rather than letting the mind pull to an extreme thought position feeling there is no way out. The Dilemma Eraser will be no larger than a cell phone and require only an occasional battery charge.

2. On Demand, Virtual, Environmentally Friendly Container Cube. The no mess, non-physical container created from a six-sided interwoven electrical and magnetic field. The resultant fields are so small as to exclude the smallest atoms and subatomic particles.
  • A small voltage sets up the initial flat field where the object is placed upon the bottom in normal gravity.
  • The sides and top "walls" of the cube are instantly constructed as an impenetrable barrier located between the atomic spaces. The field is entirely electromagnetic and cannot be disturbed by surrounding matter or energy (internal or external).
  • The cube remains the same shape through a small voltage.
  • The cube can hold liquids or gases. The gases require a special filling interface where the cube buts up to the top of filling tube.
  • No atoms can interfere or degrade the material in the cube resulting in the ability of the cube to hold the contents over long periods of time.
  • The cube can be held in a vacuum to keep food stuffs fresh.
  • Cubes can be stacked within a special frame of a nonconductive plastic.
  • When the small voltage is removed, the cube will disintegrate into nothing and leave no environmental footprint. It will be a truly virtual container with no residue.
3. The Anti-gravity Ladder. An antigravity platform that can reach (float) to about 25 feet high and provide a stable platform to work from. The anti-gravity produced by countering the several anti-gravitational fields slowly until a maximum of 25 feet is reached. The platform rises to a height and remain stationary at a specific three dimensional coordinate until the occupant reboards. The occupant can lower or raise the platform with remote or onboard controls. The existence of anti-gravity has been documented in most notably by T. Townsend Brown when working on a government project called "gravity control propulsion research" which produced an antigravity effect from the "gravitators" using high voltage. The military has funded antigravitational projects, but non-military projects have been little explored though antigravity.
4. Algae Metagenomics (Graduate Project). Use pyrosequencing to characterize New Mexican algae communities seeking the best candidate for algae biofuel production. The development of a workable testing matrix using (2-3) communities plied against (3-4) culling challenges (i.e. high light intensity, high temperature, high salinity and cold temperature) with the expected result that the survivor(s) would be the best candidate(s).