They are not on a salary or salary/incentive basis, paid by their companies to invent; they work alone, on their own or in small groups, generally in someone's garage or other part of the home. Popular Science recognizes the accomplishments of these independent inventors yearly in the June issue of its magazine. Here are the 10 winning inventions...
In what was surely an act of cod, Caltech’s head of Biological Propulsion research Dr. John Dabiri was inspired by schools of fish to make current vertical axis wind turbines (VAWT)s more efficient.
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Today, in Science, the first artificial cell was born. Though theoretically, this is the first step in the creation of artificial life, the inventors are focusing their efforts on creating new fuels, effective ways to clean polluted water, and faster vaccine production....
The discovery from the British university came as a surprise even to the research team. Biologists at the University of Leeds have found that a steroid produced by our bodies can help prevent heart disease as well as many other downward spirals that come with age. The fountain of youth may be just around the corner!
A new center is opening today for the study of healthy minds; that's a change from the study of addicted, obsessed, and psychopathic minds. It may seem odd that a deeply religious and spiritual person, in fact a spiritual leader, would be the inspiration for this new center, but the Dalai Lama did lay the seeds for this endeavor by the Unversity of Wisconson's Waisman Center - about 20 years ago.
... And when my human parents are out having fun and drinking wonderful Italian wine, I don't have to hold it in. I'd have Cliffi Lino to hold my wee-wee if I peed, and it would make me smell nice too!