Sunday, June 22, 2014

Taiwanese inventors win 76 medals at INPEX 2014 in Pittsburgh.

Via the CNA and Yahoo! Taiwan.

At the 2014 Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX), held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center from June 18 through 20, Taiwanese inventors were again the big winners, earning 32 gold and 44 silver medals at the annual international invention trade show. From the Central News Agency:
TCI Co.'s sealwort abstract, a chemical that is expected to help balance androgenic hormones and ease manic depression, earned the Best Invention of the Far East award, a special prize of INPEX.

Among the other Taiwanese award winners is a technology that can separate gold from wasted electronic components without producing harmful chemicals. UWin Nanotech Co.'s know-how won third prize at the event and a cash prize of US$2,000.

Chang Ke-chiang, 70, the Taiwanese delegation's oldest inventor this year, showed a piece of metal that users can put into a pot and help cut down water-boiling time by 25 percent, which won a gold medal.
This news sounds familiar, since we wrote a similar post last year after Taiwan took home 70 medals. As the CNA reports, "In terms of number of medals and the winning rate, Taiwan was the biggest winner for the third consecutive year."