From Milan, Edison holds 1,093 patents, more than any other American. Three of Edison’s most famed inventions are the light bulb, the phonograph, and the kinetoscope, an early version of a film projector. Edison’s inventions forever changed the way American’s work and live.

Data Management

The more genetics researchers learn about the building blocks of life, the more data they produce. This is a great problem to have – the more they know, and the more detail in which they know it, the better we can treat diseases at the individual level, streamline screening processes and create targeted pharmaceuticals.

Data Analysis

Whether it’s the ability to predict and respond to natural disasters, analyze brain imaging data, or understanding social network information, scientific researchers and engineers are increasingly turning to high performance computing (HPC) to tackle design obstacles or study real-world phenomena.

Visual Perception

If two cups sat in front of you, one blue and one purple, and someone asked you to pick up the purple one, you would know which cup to grab and how to pick it up. Have you ever thought about why? Julie Golomb, Ph.D., spends most of her days answering this question and others related to how the brain perceives, processes and memorizes sensory input.

Drone Transportation

While widely used for aerial photography and video, the next frontier for drones could be human transportation. The GoFly challenge, sponsored by Boeing, is culling the brainpower of the world’s most creative innovators and engineers to create personal flying devices.

Weld-induced Distortion

Weld-induced distortion is an expensive and time-consuming problem for manufacturers of heavy equipment to overcome. However, modeling and simulation can be a major tool to help manufacturers predict and understand possible distortion, avoiding repair costs and waste down the road.

Genetic Mutation

Charis Eng, M.D., Ph.D., takes a gene-informed approach to personalized risk assessment and medical management of her patients and families. Her patient-focused research in genes, when altered, or mutated, associating with specific clinical features, such as cancer and autism spectrum disorder (ASD), provides the scientific evidence on which she practices precision medicine.

Inventive Activity

The 1960s Soviet/U.S. space race put men on the moon but also developed basic technologies that would result in subsequent breakthrough inventions in related fields: prosthetics, water purifiers, freeze-dried foods, satellite television, memory foam and many more. These advances were wrought from federally funded research and today serve the interests of broad swaths of the general public.

Precision Medicine

The world of personalized medicine is rapidly expanding, with advances in DNA sampling, expanded patient charts and more creating individualized treatment plans for more diseases and conditions every day. A researcher and his team at the University of Cincinnati are currently making way for precision medicine – in the mind.

Fluid Performance

From wind turbines to motorcycles, Virginia-based Afton Chemical Corporation produces fuel and lubricant additives to increase performance and efficiency such as fuel economy. To stay on the cutting edge of fluid performance as well as industry standards, Afton’s scientists have to create new additives and formulations.