7. The WSJ 2009 ENVIRONMENT Technology Innovation Winner: Serious Materials, U.S. For EcoRock Drywall
is a drywall substitute made of recycled materials that reduces energy
consumption by 80 percent just by manufacturing it. And, as if that
were not enough, it uses 80 percent less carbon dioxide than the most
common drywall made of gypsum. EcoRock is termite and mold resistent
8. The WSJ 2009 MATERIALS Technology Innovation Winner: QD Vision, U.S. For The Quantum Light™ Platform
The latest challenge to LCD technology, the deeper, richer, purer color for LED lights, is now the Quantum Light
platform. Made up of quantum dots, crystals only 3 to 12-nanometers
wide, depending on the color they need to produce, Quantum Light colors
can even produce patterns, making them perfect for many kinds of
electronic displays, including computer and TV screens.
Light is also environmentally friendly, using much less power than
other LED technologies. The color produced is even been said to be brighter and more pure than OLED, used mostly in the screens of mobile phones.
9. The WSJ 2009 SECURITY - PRIVACY Technology Innovation Winner: Ksplice, U.S. For Kspice Uptrack™
Another marvel in this amazing list of winners is the Ksplice Uptrack, software that completely does away with reboots after updating -- if
you are using Linux. Think of all the interruptions caused by program
updates that can't be fully installed until you've rebooted your
computer. Ksplice lets you install them in seconds, keeping your
computer up to date at all times and enhancing computer security as
well. I don't know how much longer Microsoft and Mac users will have
to wait for Ksplice, but there are many of us, and we can't wait much longer...