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Chinese DIY Inventions

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One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs
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This gallery of home-made inventions is just awesome.   In the picture above, "70-year-old inventor Zhou Miaorong tries out an evacuation slide he built himself in a building in Shanghai, on March 21, 2013. Zhou took over two years to design and build the mechanical slide which uses no electricity to implement in a domino effect, while also triggering a sprinkler system to fight a fire. Zhou built it after a serious fire in Shanghai in 2010 led to loss of life because of the lack of escape routes, as well as another 2010 incident when the 37th floor of his building caught fire -- two incidents which made him think about the need for a high-rise fire escape device."

Peter Phillips's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:44 AM

Which is my favorite... maybe the submarive with the wagging fish tail. Lots of fun looking through here.

Céline's curator insight, May 31, 2013 12:09 PM

La croissance économique de la Chine redessine de manière originale la géographie des inventions et des brevets déposés. Une sélection (assez loufoque il faut le dire) d'inventions selon le "do it yourself" est ici présentée. Plus largement, les innovations et le foisonnement des inventions organisent au niveau mondial la concurence des pays ; les "cerveaux" chercheurs et futurs créateurs du monde de demain sont courtisés par les plus grandes puissances qui y voient un moyen d'accroître leur influence, notamment par la possibilité de commercialiser ces innovations. La Chine comme toujours est à l'affût de telles potentialités. 

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