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.