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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Young African Inventors and Innovators

"There was 13-year-old Richard Turere, a young Maasai who lives in the wilderness area of Kenya, who has been responsible for tending his family’s cattle since he was nine. He loved to take apart the few appliances in his house and teach himself how to fix them. Soon he began building electrical gadgets from components harvested from junkyards. His family had long been plagued by lions attacking their cattle, so Richard invented and installed an electrified fence that harmlessly scared them away. “I used to hate lions,” he said on stage in front of 1,500 attendees. “Now I don’t hate them anymore” -  http://ideas.time.com/2013/03/01/the-wunderkinder-of-ted/#ixzz2MRIWjj6h also see: http://now.msn.com/richard-turere-maasai-teen-invited-to-ted-conference

"24-year-old Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian engineer, invented the Cardiopad. The Cardiopad is a portable, touch screen device that enables heart examinations such as the electrocardiogram to be performed at remote locations while results of the test, are transferred wirelessly to specialists who can interpret them" - http://www.forbes.com/sites/mfonobongnsehe/2012/02/09/young-african-invents-touch-screen-medical-tablet/

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