Are U.S. innovators losing their competitive edge?

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Are U.S. innovators losing their competitive edge?

InventorsInteresting stories and challenges for Makers and inventors in the USA – “When James E. West was 8 years old, he propped himself on his bed’s brass footboard one afternoon and stretched to plug the cord of a radio he had repaired into a ceiling outlet. It was one of his first experiments. West’s hand sealed to the light socket as 120 volts of electricity shimmied through his body, freezing him in place until his brother knocked him from the footboard and onto the floor. Like more storied inventors who preceded him, he was quickly hooked on the juice–even as he lay shivering from that first encounter…” Link.

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