The Modern Marvels Invent Now Challenge named the top 25 Inventions of 2006 and we have some pictures! These are part II!

1-Ac-Fox
Dr. Hugh S. McLaughlin, Doctor, Groton, MA. Activated Carbon Facilitated Oxidation (AC FOX): AC FOX is a new phenomenon whereby activated carbon exhibits a slow oxidation in air over a temperature range of 150 to 375 degrees Celsius. The phenomenon can be used for applications including oxidation of vapor phase organics, destruction of organic liquids, regeneration of spent activated carbon and industrial heat & power generation applications.

2-Brake Alert
Joe M. Salazar, Master Technician, Lufkin, TX. Brake Alert: Brake Alert is a visual color indicator for vehicles equipped with air brakes that attaches to the slack adjuster designed to alert truck drivers in plenty of time to service air brakes.

3-Cable-Stayed Bridge Cradle System
W. Denney Pate, P.E., Engineer, Tallahassee, FL. Cable-Stay Cradle System: The Cable-Stay Cradle System directly impacts the service life of a bridge. The system allows for a continuous stay to be carried from a bridge deck through the pylon and back to the bridge deck. This process eliminates anchorages in the pylon and prevents interaction among the strands of the stay, thus increasing the service life of the bridge.

4-Candlewatch
Greg Hart, Realtor, Galloway, OH. Candlewatch: Candlewatch is an automatic candle snuffer that sits on top of a candle and uses a timer to snuff out the candle flame, avoiding potentially dangerous fires.

5-Contour Clone
Carol S. Grove, Patternmaker, Brooklyn, NY. Contour Clone: The Contour Clone is made up of pairs of strips of plastic that slide over each other and lock, making perfect fitting garment patterns for all body types allowing a complex shape like the human body to be made two-dimensional.

Press release – Link.

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