[EAS]Invention Index

pjk pjk at design.eng.yale.edu
Sat Feb 1 17:05:49 EST 2003

Subject:   Invention Index

(from The NSDL Scout Report on Math, Engineering and Technology)

Lemelson-MIT Program: Press Releases

The Lemelson-MIT Invention Index is "an annual survey of Americans'
perceptions about inventing and innovating," and on January 21,
2003, the results for 2003 were released. According to this article,
the one invention that respondents said they could not live without
was the toothbrush, which was found to be more important than the
PC, the automobile, the cellular phone, and the microwave oven.
Specific results are reported in the press release. Also on this Web
site are links to the previous seven surveys. The focus of each
year's study usually varies, and it is interesting to note changes
in peoples' perceptions over the years.

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