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10-Year-old Boy Invents Device That Will Save Children From Hot Cars

10-Year-old Boy Invents Device That Will Save Children From Hot Cars

It’s officially summertime – and with the rising temperatures, comes an abundance of preventable hot car deaths. But not if Bishop Curry IV can help it. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> 10-year-old Bishop has invented his very own device capable of saving hundreds of children from heat stroke. The invention, which he calls Oasis, is a tiny […]

Teen Invents Bra that Could Detect Breast Cancer

Teen Invents Bra that Could Detect Breast Cancer

After almost losing his own mother to the disease, this Mexican teen has patented a bra that can detect early signs of breast cancer. 18-year-old Julian Rios Cantu is the designer of the Eva bra: a brazier with biosensors inside the lining that can moderate the temperature, texture, blood flow, and coloring of a woman’s […]

Student Creates First Synthetic Retina For the Visually Impaired

Student Creates First Synthetic Retina For the Visually Impaired

A synthetic, soft tissue retina developed by a 24-year-old student could offer fresh hope to visually impaired people. Until now, all artificial retinal research has used only rigid, hard materials. The new research, conducted by Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, a researcher at Oxford University, is the first to successfully use biological, synthetic tissues, developed in a laboratory […]

Student Invents Biodegradable Packaging From Seagrass That Washes Up on Beaches

Student Invents Biodegradable Packaging From Seagrass That Washes Up on Beaches

This German college student has created a completely biodegradable packaging material made entirely out of seagrass, which simply washes up in heaps on the beach. The seagrass is mixed with a binding substance contained inside the leaves before being pressed into a mold. The material is then baked until dry. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> The chemical […]

The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse: How can society better ensure that leaders and innovators are there when we need them?

The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse: How can society better ensure that leaders and innovators are there when we need them?

By James E. Smith, PhD   Leadership is too often overlooked by the very societal systems that rely on it. Every social and organizational level depends on leaders and their direct and indirect efforts, to provide progress, success, even survival. History books worldwide are filled with stories of strong-willed, compulsive, focused, charismatic, and occasionally troubled […]

Doctor grew up poor and made it big thinking outside the box

Doctor grew up poor and made it big thinking outside the box

By Debra Tash Doctor Robert Klapper was keynote speaker at the Thousand Oaks Republican Women’s Sunday brunch on April 12th at the Westlake Inn.  Doctor Klapper is chief orthopedic surgeon at Cedars Sinai Hospital as well as being an inventor and an artist. He grew up in Far Rockaway, a working class neighborhood in the […]