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Ceylon0
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Ceylon0   3/7/2013 9:27:37 AM
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Saw a slideshow on how plastics are fighting disease. Immediately, I thought of developing living plastics. A plastic with it's own DNA controlled ability to reproduce and eventually obtain conscious awareness. Now how cool is that?

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Elizabeth M   3/7/2013 5:42:52 AM
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Yes, Ann, I agree and wanted to say that, too. The forum would definitely need some type of moderation to keep things on point. We do tend to go way off topic here in our free-for-all topic forum. (Myself included! But I think it's OK sometimes to do this, as it fosters discussion.)

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Elizabeth M   3/7/2013 5:36:06 AM
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Yes, I agree with this, too, Dave. I think there is still a lot of good information to share that protects IP as long as people walk the fine line between being both careful and open about ideas. And I think people in the U.S. are always so much more careful because of the whole fear of lawsuits and all of that, whereas there isn't such a litigation culture in other countries so they can be more open as a whole.

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Mydesign   3/6/2013 11:55:54 PM
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Dave, in that case, we can go for a 2 fold scrutiny for presenting a fair idea/technology by protecting the IP rights too. there is no doubt that the reader or listener has to get a fair idea about technology/project without revealing the entire thing.

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Mydesign   3/6/2013 11:42:39 PM
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"So I'd like to propose a forum on Design News that focuses on innovative, problem-solving design ideas where individual engineers and companies like robot manufacturers can trade comments and suggestions like these."

Ann, I think we need similar forums for express our ideas and innovations. Where you are planning for it; I would like to suggest for another tab in our home page.



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shehan   3/6/2013 10:41:09 PM
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Well it's really a good forum; everyone involved has the knowledge and experience which make it interesting to be a part of. A good opportunity to share experiences, knowledge and best practices. Design Ideas forum would be great way to share innovative ideas.

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apresher   3/6/2013 5:23:55 PM
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One idea is more of a message board or forum type of interface that allows "threads" to be created on specific design topics where users can pose a question, or solicit information.  I regularly visit some college basketball websites that use this type of interface. It's great to have good moderators who help keep everything organized and help spur discussions.

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Charles Murray   3/6/2013 4:58:37 PM
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Ann, I agree with Dave Palmer whe he says it's a good idea if done right. Right now, many of our articles (as you pointed out) turn into mini-design forums. This might be a chance to create a little repository -- all the design ideas in one place.

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Dave Palmer   3/6/2013 4:28:07 PM
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@Ann: I think it's a good idea, if done right.  Engineers share design ideas and experiences at technical conferences all the time.  Obviously it's important to be careful about intellectual property, but on the whole, being open is an advantage.

I've noticed at conferences that U.S. companies are often much more cagey about what they will and won't present, compared to Japanese companies.  I've seen some presentations from U.S. companies that were a complete waste of time, since all of the useful data was withheld.  In contrast, when Japanese companies decide to share something, they don't hold back any of the details.  This seems like a much more reasonable approach.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/6/2013 1:21:50 PM
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ttemple, thank you, those are very good points. I think posting experiences from past lives is mostly what I had in mind, similar to what we do now, but in a more focused setting that's easier to find and contribute to.

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