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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Inventions: a solution to a problem

published on 17.06.2014

Inventions are discoveries that solve specific problems or needs. The reporter Pere Renom has a lot of containers in front of the window of his bedroom and very often is awakened by the sound of glass thrown at odd hours. Tired of this situation contacts an engineer to develop a soundproof glass container. The prototype is built and tested in the workshop Catalan Iron Industries in Sallent.
The report also explains the fractal antenna a Catalan invention currently include most mobile in the world, and a bed that moves laterally, and is able to improve sleep in people with mobility problems. But beyond the pragmatism, the invention can also be made for fun or by accident, called serendipity. Penicillin, Viagra, the post-its or X-rays were discovered accidentally.
Involved Gustau Ballester of Debid Engineering; Joaquin Romero, BJ Adaptaciones; Pep Torres, director of the Museum of Ideas and Inventions in Barcelona (MIBA) and Carles Puente, Fractus SA.

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