Doctoral student, Alexis Noel, found inspiration in her cat's tongue. Her problem was that her hairbrush was always clogged with hair. One day she saw her cat lick a blanket. The cat's tongue was covered in fuzz, but it all came off instantly because the bristles on the tongue are directional instead of straight up and down like a traditional hairbrush. She invented a new brush that is easier to clean and still gets the tangled job done. All inspired by the brilliance of nature.
Today we talked about where to even get started with our inventions. We're all pretty excited about making our own things and solving our own problems, but the task is still overwhelming. We want to create meaningful things and many of us are thinking about problems that involve our planet Earth! So cool! We've started doing some research on inventions/inventors and we're learning so much. Check out these cool things you may not know about bubble gum.
One common thing we're finding is that inventors don't usually get it right the first time. Inventing takes a lot of practice. Inventors often look to nature to get inspiration and ideas.
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