News for Inventors
A doctoral student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) has won the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for developing a new technique for detecting hidden explosives, chemicals, and other dangerous materials from a safe distance.
Most inventors have to wait a long time to see their products on the market, if they ever get there. That''s why two of the critical character traits of an inventor must be persistence and patience. Dr. John Davis, a Roanoke, Virginia pediatric dentist, waited 10 years to see his PreVent pacifier on the shelves and online stores of Baby's R Us. That was finally his Super Bowl.
One inventor, Andrew Lewis of Harlem, has come up with a way to keep the eyesore saggies above the butt. It was a trend many of us hoped would go away, but it has actually caught 'on fire' in urban neighborhoods. Saggy pants. The fat workman's 'crack,' so often hyperbolized as the height of grossness, is now considered fashion among school kids and even those in their twenties!
This past January performance body suits were banned from swimming competitions, leaving many competitors spineless... in a way.
Your power strip has six power outlets, but strangely, you cannot insert more than three or four power plugs at a time. The outlets are all meant for the standard two or three pronged plug, but as we know there are any number of adapters that depend on electric power, and they take up a lot more room than a regular lamp plug. With 709 inventors contributing, Quirky's Pivot Power creates an elegant solution.