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We Need Inventors to fill Innovation Black Holes and Help U.S. Economy

We Need Inventors to fill Innovation Black Holes and Help U.S. Economy

By The Washington Post on October 24, 2011

The winning team?s tale and the Oil Cleanup X Challenge underscore how far behind major sectors of the global economy and global infrastructure remain. What?s more, many of these forgotten, slow-moving sectors are far more important to the long-term health and well-being of the United States and its citizens. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there are nearly 20,000 oil spills ? large and small ? per year, a number that has grown considerably over the past two decades.

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