David Fogel News

Path of Totality: Eclipse 2017 Wins Telly Award

The video Path of Totality: Eclipse 2017, with videography by Joe Woolbright, and music that I composed, along with sound engineering by Gary Gray and Peter Sprague, has won a Telly Award for Best Use of Music (Non-Broadcast Media). Needless to say, our whole team is thrilled with this news! (May 22, 2018)

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George Burgin Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Natural Selection, Inc. is pleased to announce that Dr. George Burgin will be receiving a lifetime achievement award from the AIAA San Diego Section for his pioneering efforts over multiple decades using evolutionary computation for aerospace applications. Working with Dr. Lawrence Fogel (my dad) and under funding from NASA Langley, Burgin succeeded in programming the “Adaptive Maneuvering Logic” that was used for air-to-air combat flight training in the 1970s-1980s. Burgin also demonstrated the value of evolutionary computation in the control logic of supersonic aircraft. Already recognized by the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society for his pioneering efforts in evolutionary algorithms and games, I’m thrilled to see him also receive recognition for his many efforts to bring machine learning to aerospace! (Apr 19, 2018)

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Gary Fogel and Team Honored by National Aeronautic Association

Last year, my brother (Gary Fogel) and his team of merry gentlemen completed an incredible achievement in model aviation: a goal and return flight of over 139 MILES! This crushed the previous record of 99 miles and now has been recognized by the National Aeronautic Association as one of the 7 most memorable aviation records of 2017. All of the record setters will be honored at NAA’s Summer Awards Ceremony which will be held on May 16, 2018 at the Lockheed Martin Fighter Demonstration Center in Arlington, Virginia. Way to go!!

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Inserting Old Genes into New Bacteria

Researchers from the University of Arizona are inserting old genes into E. coli and then observing how the genes evolve, essentially doing an instant replay on evolution to see how consistent the evolutionary path is. (Mar 15, 2018)

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