Plant incubator for harsh and inhospitable environments

In harsh and inhospitable environments, with hot days and cold nights, this invention creates a temperate and moist earthen nursery for protecting and nurturing seeds into trees with a self replenishing source of drip irrigation. It is a plant incubator that’s designed to cool faster than the night air, creating condensation.

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Inventor of first cash machine dies at 84

LONDON — A Scotsman credited with inventing the world’s first automatic cash machine has died at the age of 84 after a short illness, his funeral director has said.

John Shepherd-Barron died peacefully in hospital in Inverness, Scotland, on Saturday, said funeral director Alasdair Rhind.

He started thinking about how to obtain cash outside business hours after being locked out of his bank, and the eureka moment came when he was in the bath, the BBC reported.

“It struck me there must be a way I could get my own money, anywhere in the world or the UK,” he told the broadcaster in a 2007 interview.

“I hit upon the idea of a chocolate bar dispenser, but replacing chocolate with cash.”

Barclays commissioned the invention and the first automatic teller machine (ATM) was installed at a London bank in 1967. It paid out a maximum of 10 pounds a time.

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12 years old Inventor ready to save planet

A 12-year-old inventor from Whitehall Township has been named one of the world’s top five Planet Saving Whiz Kids by Planet Green, a Discovery Channel website.

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Inventor’s need for tools sparked TechShop

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/04/BUTS1D98M3.DTL

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  • Every mad scientist needs a laboratory. And for those who can’t afford it, there’s TechShop.

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Your DNA may be patented (US context)


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http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/04/01/60minutes/main6354069.shtml?tag=currentVideoInfo;segmentTitle

Below are some interesting extract from the article..

  • “Myriad Genetics controls all testing on the two breast cancer genes because they own the genes, lock stock and barrel. They patented them and no one else can legally test for them, or look at them, or even develop potential therapies that are based on them without Myriad’s consent.”

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