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Technology & Innovation Workshop in the Silicon Valley:
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National Geographic Emerging Explorer, engineer, physicist, and inventor Topher White has come up with an ingenious method of detecting illegal logging and poaching in remote rain forests, using recycled cell phones. He is the Founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Rainforest Connection whose mission is to stop illegal logging and poaching operations around the world—from Indonesia to Brazil. Topher was named an Engineering Hero by the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his work. Prior to launching Rainforest Connection, he worked at the Department of Energy and Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Lab on high energy physics, and at the ITER Organization in France on fusion power.