Saturday, May 12, 2007

Modern Marvels Invent Now (R) Challenge Winners Announced

Our partners at the Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge have announced the Challenge winner (a neat social invention):

NEW YORK (May 11, 2007) – The History Channel® and Invent Now® Inc., a division of the National Inventors Hall of Fame® Foundation, announced today the Finalists and Grand Prize Winner – the top inventions of 2007 – in the second annual Modern Marvels Invent Now® Challenge, a national competition in search of America’s next great inventor. The Challenge, which is named in part for Modern Marvels®, the long-running series on The History Channel that celebrates ingenuity, imagination and invention brought to life, named Michael Sykes’ Enertia® Building System the 2007 Modern Marvel of the Year.

The Enertia® Building System uses a patented process to increase the latent heat storage capabilities of wood materials. The system also uses milled wooden blocks to eliminate the many materials and labor-intensive steps of house wall construction, replacing them with simple screwed-into-place units. The result is an attractive house of renewable material that heats and cools itself with free, natural clean energy. The competition also named Kim W. Bertron’s SimpleShot as First-Prize Winner, Dan Didrick’s X-Finger as Second-Prize Winner, Christine Ingemi’s iHearSafe Earbuds as Third-Prize Winner and David T. Krausman’s DeSat Counter as Fourth-Prize Winner.

For more information about the winners and the competition, please visit the Modern Marvels Invent Now(R) Challenge web site.

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