You don’t have to be an engineer to think like one and design things to help people. Just ask Lily Born. At age 9, she invented a no-spill cup for her grandfather, whose Parkinson’s disease make his hands tremble. Two years later, the Kangaroo Cup is now in production – and Lily, 11, was honored at the White House.
Where do inventors get their great ideas? For French entrepreneur Jérôme Michaud-Larivière, inspiration for his tree-like wind turbine struck while he was sitting on a park bench, watching leaves flutter.
If a tree falls in the forest… the National Park Service may have recorded it, along with howling wolves, thunder crackling, and other natural sounds. That includes man-made noise like chainsaws and cannon fire at Ft. McHenry!
Remember how bluebirds helped Snow White tidy up an abandoned cottage in the Disney classic? Meet Spider Drone, a quadcopter that weaves structures out of steel cables and can operate at heights unreachable by ordinary building equipment.