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Engineers developing self-sailing drone technology in warehouse space

Mechanical engineers Richard Jenkins and Daryl Owens are crafting the future at Alameda Point. Their company Saildrone designs and builds drones — not those that fly above us, but those that can sustain themselves on the open sea and that are capable of carrying payloads as heavy as 220 pounds. The design of the company’s 19-foot-long, 7-foot-wide vessels allows these drones to sail in shallow waters and through marine debris, enabling them to go where ships cannot. 

 

Navigating cyberspace can mean serious risks for digital devices if they are exposed to a computer virus. Devices can stop working properly or altogether and personal information can be stolen and used to take money from or misrepresent people. Users of all ages can take advantage of free virus programs available right now on the Internet. Be sure to read all installation instructions and ask permission from a parent before installing any program from this list on a device. 

Last week technology industry experts recognized that an Alameda-based start-up company is making the world a safer place. “Liquidity,” which manufactures water-purification products based on a membrane technology, came home from TechCrunch Disrupt in New York with an impressive trophy and the $50,000 grand prize for its “Naked Filter.” 

The company’s prize-winning entry is the result of more than 15 years of research and development at Stony Brook University on the north shore of Long Island and at the company’s Marina Village headquarters.