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Futures Panel to Explore Infinite Possibilities at SAE International AeroTech Congress

WARRENDALE, Pa., Sept. 17, 2007 -    “What if . .  .?”

  • Large quantities of clean, fresh water could be extracted from thin air?
  • Forest fires could be extinguished from a high-flying, unmanned aircraft with an electrostatic beam that prevents wood from burning?
  • Tiny robots could be inserted into an injured human body to rebuild severed nerves, ligaments and muscles?
  • Aircraft could fly halfway around the world in one hour?
  • We developed batteries that never run down?
  • Holograms haunted terrorists, dissuading them from violence?

“What if…?” That simple question will help break down the barriers of conventional thinking and launch a panel of experts into a discussion on the myriad possibilities of tomorrow’s technology at the SAE International 2007 AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, Sept. 17-20, at the Los Angeles Convention Center .  The event is hosted by Northrop Grumman Corporation.

What:  Futures Panel at SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition

William B. Scott, President, Scott Systems, LLC (moderator); panelists – David Urie, Chief Technical Officer, Rocketplane Inc.; Col. Houston T. “Terry” Hawkins,

USAF Retired; Dr. Jay C. Davis, Strategic and Scientific Consultant; Dr. Peter Cochrane, Engineer, Futurist, Business Angel, Consultant, and Writer, Cochrane Associates.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Los Angeles Convention Center , West Hall, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90015

Press credentials for the SAE 2007 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition can be obtained by emailing or calling 1-248-273-4092.


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