Nicholas Negroponte, a world-renowned American architect and computer scientist, addressed the rise and future of technology and its impact on the world at a conference hosted by Baidu, Inc., at Guo Mao Hotel in Beijing on Wednesday.
Imagine going to the doctor's office for a seasonal flu shot, but not having to feel an ounce of pain from the injection because the needle is so tiny. That is the power of nanotechnology, and one mechanical engineer is working to mass-produce nano-sized materials through research and cross-border collaboration.
When friends and relatives responded in their letters to Mark Levine, a US country music artist and sociologist, about his travel experiences in China and told him he should write a book, Mark didn't take the suggestion seriously.
"Nah," he said. "Just what we need, another book by another foreigner."
But Mark isn't just another foreigner. He's lived in China for nine years as an English professor and singer/writer of more than 60 original songs about life in China.