In anticipation of the 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry (and the upcoming launch of Fish Fry on Youtube!), we are highlighting playlists of episodes cultivated from years of podcastin’ fun! Subscribe to the EE Journal YouTube channel to catch them all.
Can you believe we are only a couple days away from the 500th episode of Amelia’s Weekly Fish Fry? This week I have a special playlist of my all-time favorite episodes for your listening pleasure. This collection covers a variety of intriguing topics including organic printed electronics, advancements in brain-hand communication, autonomous Indy cars, the world’s most advanced elephant tracking collar, and more!
Adventures in Brain Computer Interfaces: How AE Studio is Advancing Innovation in the World of BCI
What if your computer could receive directions directly from your thoughts? No keyboard or mouse required? That is exactly what we talk about in this Fish Fry podcast! Evan Coopersmith (EVP of Data Science at AE Studio) joins me to discuss the newest advancements in brain computer interface technology. Evan and I chat about the details of the recent Neural Latents Benchmark Challenge, how AE Studio is leveraging their expertise in machine learning to encourage innovation in BCI technology, and why neuroethical principles that increase human agency are vital to the future of brain computer interface technology.
A Bridge Between Technology and Diplomacy: The Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
In this episode of Fish Fry, I am happy to announce that Mung Chiang (EVP and Dean of Engineering College at Purdue University) joins me to discuss the new Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue University. Mung and I discuss the multi-layered connection between technology and freedom and how this new tech tank will build a bridge between the worlds of technology and diplomacy. I also check out new research from the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology in Japan that may have cracked the code of benefit and cost-based motivation (Spoiler alert: It involves manipulating the dopamine receptors of macaque monkeys!).
Research Meets Realization: InnovationLab Brings Organic Printed Electronics into the Mainstream
I’ve got three words for you: Printed Organic Electronics! My distinguished guest is Dr. Florian Ullrich from InnovationLab. Florian and I talk all about the unique printing technology behind InnovationLab’s printed electronics, the details of InnovationLab’s collaboration with Evonik to produce the first fully printed rechargeable batteries for flexible printed sensors, and how InnovationLab’s shareholder structure encourages innovation big and small.
Looking Beyond to Today: Finding New Material Solutions with Intermolecular
What do new material synthesizing, device innovation, and lab-grown organs have in common? This episode of Fish Fry of course! My guest is Casper van Oosten, (Business Field Head and Managing Director at Intermolecular, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany). Casper and I are talking all about synthesizing new materials for device innovation, how Intermolecular is tackling challenges in electronics, life sciences, and health care with their new Innovation Hub, and how control at the atomic limit inspired Casper to get into the world of semiconductors. I also take a closer look at a new bioink developed at Lund University in Sweden that is making huge strides in the development of the 3D bioprinted human organs.
Brain-a-Palooza! Advancements in Brain-Hand Communication and Your Brain on Code
In our first Fish Fry podcast of 2021, I sit down with Dr. Scott Frey (Miller Family Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Missouri) and chat about the challenges and newest advancements in brain-hand communication. I take a closer look at how Dr. Frey and his team are helping to personalize recovery from ‘lost’ limbs and the details of a new wireless device that could help people with severe upper limb injuries live better lives. Keeping with our brain-related theme this week, I also investigate a recent study from MIT that reveals reading computer code is a brain beast of its own and does not precisely replicate the cognitive demands of language or math.
The Indy Autonomous Challenge
On your mark. Get set. Let’s fry some fish! In this podcast I am happy to bring in Joe Speed from ADLINK to talk all about the Indy Autonomous Challenge, the first autonomous race car competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! Joe and I dig into some of the behind-the-scenes work at this first-of-its-kind autonomous challenge, including details around the ADLINK AVA-3501 series rugged edge platform that was supplied to each of the teams, the IAC base vehicle software, and more!
Imec and miDiagnostics Launch a Revolutionary Breathalyzer Test for COVID-19 and Beyond
In this episode of Fish Fry, Peter Peumans (Imec) joins me to discuss an exciting breakthrough in COVID-19 testing spearheaded by miDiagnostics and Imec. We take a closer look at what sets this new kind of testing method apart from other testing methods on the market today, the details of Imec’s silicon chip technology that lies at the heart of this new technology, and how this kind of testing method could revolutionize how we test for other infectious diseases in the future. I also examine a new 3D printing method developed by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Purdue University that integrates functional and structural materials into a single streamlined printing platform.
The ElephantEdge Challenge: Developing The World’s Most Advanced Elephant Tracking Collar
This podcast is all about The ElephantEdge Challenge and how you can help build the world’s most advanced elephant tracking collar. Adam Benzion (Co-Founder – Hackster.io) joins me to discuss the details of The ElephantEdge Design Challenge, what The OpenCollar initiative is all about, and how you can get involved to help save this vulnerable species from extinction.
VisionTech’s Dirty Dealings in ICs
Over the years people have frequently asked me if I have a favorite podcast episode. My answer, because I have produced so many, is that I certainly could not pick a favorite. But that really isn’t true… THIS episode is my favorite. There, I said it. In this Fish Fry, I dig into the dirty dealings of component house VisionTech. I investigate how one company from Clearwater Florida managed to dupe over a thousand unsuspecting customers out of $16 Million dollars and how these counterfeit ICs have affected our industry. (Also, don’t bother entering to win an amazon gift certificate. They are long gone!)
The Great Shark Cafe: Uncovering Shark Migration Patterns with 3D Printed Tracking Devices
What do 3D printing and great white sharks have in common? This episode of Amelia’s Weekly Shark Fry of course! My guest Rich Stump, (FATHOM), and I chat about how FATHOM is working with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute to create 3D printed video tracking devices for great white sharks in the California coastal region. Rich and I also discuss the details of the Great White Shark Café Challenge and the future of 3D printing in the world of oceanic research.