Dentistry In China – A Cutting Future Industry

Are you looking to sell something in China? What is it that all Chinese people need, and as they enter the middle class they will need more of? You might say smart phones, automobiles, food, and personal tech items. Yes, they will need all of those, but those industries are already well suited for delivering the goods. One sector in China which is ready to explode, and needs developing would be dentistry. Let’s go ahead and talk about this for a moment if we might, and consider some futuristic materials which will soon hit the scene.

I would like to bring to your attention two potential exploits in this regard, namely;

1. Carbon Nanotube Tooth Replacement

2. Graphene Coatings and Veneers

Interestingly enough, the Chinese people who have historically lived off of fish and rice are now eating a large number of different food items. In fact in many regards we have exported diabetes to China, and there are now over a 150 million Chinese who are diabetic, or have onset diabetes to the point where it is inevitable. This is due to the change in food, and eating habits. All of that process food with sugars, and new types of flavors take their toll on the human body, and human teeth.

As people live longer, and they may not live longer due to all the pollution in China, but let’s say China does get that taken care of in the next 20 years – in that case there is no way their teeth will last their full lifetime. With over 1.3 billion Chinese and multiply that times the average number of teeth that humans have, you can understand that there is a large fortune in these small bone-like structures in the mouths of all the Chinese.

In the future replacement teeth will not be made out of the same types of material they’re made out of today. They will be a lot harder and stronger, and they will be made out of carbon nanotubes. These teeth may generate energy to clean and kill any bacteria formation on their surface. In fact they will last for many lifetimes, and well past the life of the individual. Graphene coatings and veneers will also be a thing of the future, perhaps protecting the teeth which are already in place. Somewhat like a super an enamel coating that can never wear off.

If you are doing any sort of research and development in the area of dentistry, you should look into this, because you have an incredible population and potential market ahead of you. Please consider all this and think on it.

5 Predictions for the Future of Animated Marketing Videos

It’s no surprise that animated marketing videos offer one of the best ways to immediately engage website visitors. As a popular tool in digital marketing, video conserves a website visitor’s time and effort and allows startups to explain their supreme benefits quickly.

Are you still under the notion that affordable, top-quality computer-assisted animation is the thing of the future? Well, the future is now, and the following 5 tips are for anyone making their first animated marketing video.

Whiteboard animation is losing out its popularity… fast and how!

Whiteboard animation is becoming a thing of the past now. At some point in ancient history (somewhere in 2007), a man with a vision discovered the wonders of whiteboard videos. “It’s just drawing in front of a camera!” were the magic words. And not only is the technique easy, but the effect is often hypnotic. A well-done video captivates viewers as you take your idea from a blank whiteboard through growth, evolution, and finally a fully formed product ready to invest in.

But then that’s when the dip came.

There’s a problem with innovations… once a trend catches on, everybody starts doing it. In no time, there was a glut of derivative, lazy, knock-off explainer videos crowding out legitimate content. How long can the viewers see the same thing, especially when they are bad?

Tell us, do you remember the last time you saw a whiteboard animation go viral on a social media platform? Maybe, someday whiteboard animations will rise again. But definitely not today!

What’s on the rise? 3D Animation.

In place of whiteboards, let’s look into the future of animation. Animated videos made in 3D is both better-looking and more affordable than it’s ever been. It doesn’t require a Pixar product to tell a riveting story anymore. So 3D might be right for your video! Good news isn’t it!

Some business concepts work better for 3D video than others. Keeping up with the cartoony familiarity of the traditional animation and also with the stark detail of 3D makes the most sense for businesses with a physical product. Using 3D animation, you can create a lifelike prototype of your vision. Throughout the video it interacts with other objects just like it would in real life.

How about creating different versions of the same video for different platforms?

Avoid making and paying for one single video, and then using that one video across all platforms. The scope of presenting the video to potential customers are endless, so don’t make the mistake of limiting it. To maximize your video’s effectiveness you need to tailor it to the platform it’s presented on.

Usually the norm is that an animated explainer video posted on a website should be 60-120 seconds long. The video features details of a product in an interesting manner, and leave the customer with a complete understanding of how your business helps them.

But a long-form video is never going to get played on a social media platform like Facebook.

Facebook viewers are scrolling through a massive feed, catching up with their friends and family, seeing various other sponsored content, instead of focusing on your one video. So, maybe they just catch some valuable insight from you. So, today’s leading content producers on Facebook are creating short and sweet videos (30 seconds or less). They are perfect for conveying the core principles of their message.

To combat the barrier that Facebook auto-plays videos with the sound muted, these videos are create short, punchy lines to hook the viewers. The goal is to catch the attention of those distracted face bookers as they scroll down through the feed. Once they’re lured into the short video, they should want to click through to the longer presentation on your website for more info. The best part is, once you’ve made the first version of the video it takes minimal effort to edit versions specifically crafted to the various outlets they will stream on. With the help of a good videographer you can edit down and rearrange the material he or she has already created until it’s ready to maximize its potential.

Design for Mobile Viewing

Now that we know folks at Facebook are distracted, you should also know most of them are watching on mobile devices (65% of Facebook video views are mobile). Your animated business video might be clear, catchy, and informative on a big screen, but how will a 6″ diagonal smartphone handle it?

For a marketing video to work on mobile, the text needs to be big, bold and to the point. Avoid the use of complete sentences, each screen of text should have 3 to 5 words arranged in a clear way for common, average viewers with less-than-genius understanding level to get the point before you switch to the next idea.

Keep the imagery simple. No small movements. No action off in the corners of the screen. People want to understand your message intuitively.

Integrate elements from your video into other campaigns, there’s a lot of work involved in creating a powerful, dynamic animated character. So once you have a lively company mascot everybody loves, it only makes sense that you should get as much value as possible out of it.

Always keep an eye on the next big thing

The first part of the animated video production is always the most expensive. Once you created your character, decided on your voice, and solidified your message everything becomes a piece of cake! Keep rolling, keep inventing, and build on what you already have. Soon, your video marketing campaigns will be running successfully, all with a little more effort!

Kayak Morphing Paddles for Optimum Efficiency – New Future Sports Concept

Have you ever paddled a kayak in the ocean? Well, if you have you know it is hard work and your stomach muscles, pecks, and arms hurt like hell afterwards. Oh and if you are not doing it right, your butt is sore, your legs ache, and your back hurts – basically you are toast, not to mention the sunburn you’ll have to deal with if you try this on a sunny day.

Once you are out there battling the waves, and once you get out a ways, there is no quitting, you still have to get back in, or allow the current and tide to take you where it will, and usually that is not where you want to go. Yes, let’s talk, because it would be nice if we could make this grueling sport just a little easier.

First, I’d like to tell you about a new technology I read about online, and then I’d like to see if we could enhance these features to help us in the sport of kayaking even more because what these researchers have come up with is pretty decent, and I think there are even more applications than once thought – I want to explore this new sporting concept with you for a few moments.

In Gizmag there was an interesting article titled; “World’s first Kayak Power Meter brings bike-like metering to paddlers,” by C.C. Weiss posted on July 19, 2013. These kayak paddles help the rower understand when the peak output of force is and allows the rower to adjust to help them conserve energy and remain efficient. Okay, now that is really cool, but I have another idea;

Let’s make these kayak paddles morphable, and get them to turn slightly to help them ease into the water and then out of the water on each stroke using haptic sensors and simple algorithms. Now then, when the paddle enters the water we want the absolute least amount of resistance, cutting into butter at a sharp angle, then once in the water the paddle gets ready for the power stroke, where the rower is producing the most power based on the rowers geometry, ergonomics, strength, and water resistance.

Then as that power slows and start to taper off, the paddle morphs into the perfect shape to shoot it out of the water with the least resistance, helping the rower pull it back into position quickly for the next stroke in the most efficient manner possible. The reality is we already have all the math to get this done, we already have sophisticated CADCAM fluid dynamic software, morphing materials, and this company listed above seems to have everything else we need to make this happen. So, please consider all this and think on it.