Mike Huckabee News
Oct 04 2012
A lot of people these days have a “zero sum” world view. They think whatever’s here now is all there will ever be, so we have to ration and redistribute. They have no faith in human ingenuity to solve problems or increase wealth. Well, maybe they should just subscribe to Popular Mechanics.
That venerable magazine just named this year’s winners of its annual innovators awards, for people whose breakthrough ideas will change the world. And there’s no shortage of them. The Leadership Award went to Elon Musk, who invented the website PayPal, and is now pioneering electric cars and private space travel. Other winners include the inventors of tires that monitor their own air pressure, a robot that can walk like a human, a strong metal mesh that’s 100 times lighter than Styrofoam, a camera that sees around corners, and a skimmer than can separate nearly 4700 gallons of spilled oil from sea water every minute. My favorite, though, has to be Katherine Bomkamp. She invented a heated prosthetic that reduces the phantom pain suffered by amputee war veterans. If you don’t think that’s amazing, well…what were YOU doing when YOU were 15 years old?