“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” – Steve Jobs


According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, innovation is “the introduction of something new; a new idea, method, or device : NOVELTY”. With that being said, innovation occurs daily! Take some time this month to challenge yourself to be inventive!


“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower”

Steve Jobs


Steve Jobs is absolutely correct with his statement! It takes a lot of courage and confidence to put everything into something that someone may have said that was impossible! That’s why I want to take time this Thursday (and everything Thursday this month) to shout out some invention of 2019!


Akna DX INC is a name that you will want to remember 5 years from now! According to Technology Review “A simple blood test can predict if a pregnant woman is at risk of giving birth prematurely. Stephen Quake, a bioengineer at Stanford, has found a way to use that to tackle one of medicine’s most intractable problems: the roughly one in 10 babies born prematurely”. This possibility will be a major breakthrough in the medical field and will give families the advantage to plan ahead better than before.


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First Stanford and now Harvard! Climate scientist David Keith is on his way with creating an invention that is sure to please all individuals with a green thumb! “In a surprise finding last summer [Technology Review], Harvard climate scientist David Keith calculated that machines could, in theory, pull this off for less than $100 a ton, through an approach known as direct air capture. That’s an order of magnitude cheaper than earlier estimates that led many scientists to dismiss the technology as far too expensive—though it will still take years for costs to fall to anywhere near that level. But once you capture the carbon, you still need to figure out what to do with it”. Although Keith is still needs about 6-10 years to get this invention down, this will put a stamp on the world.


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Next University in line with a wonderful invention ahead is University of South Florida! Thanks to Bill Gate’s “Reinvent the Toilet Challenge” in 2011, “researchers are working to build a new kind of toilet that’s cheap enough for the developing world and cannot only dispose of waste but treat it as well.” “Most of the prototypes are self-contained and don’t need sewers, but they look like traditional toilets housed in small buildings or storage containers. The NEWgenerator toilet, designed at the University of South Florida, filters out pollutants with an anaerobic membrane, which has pores smaller than bacteria and viruses. Another project, from Connecticut-based Biomass Controls, is a refinery the size of a shipping container; it heats the waste to produce a carbon-rich material that can, among other things, fertilize soil.” There are still some issues that need to be worked out but USF you are on your way!


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What is the invention you are thinking of? Don’t worry about what everyone has to say. Step out on faith and birth what you were meant to share with the world!

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