Quiz: The Ultimate Technology Library Quiz
The Ultimate Technology Library Quiz
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About This Quiz

Now why should an inventor need a technology library? It could be a source of information and even inspiration. Take this quiz to be informed and inspired about technology libraries.

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What do most people do with ideas for new inventions?

Usually they don't do much about those ideas.

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People who depend on innovation need sources of information about new technologies.

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This can be done by highlighting the latest technologies and by offering ideas how to integrate them into new products.

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What was the recent development by researchers based on a living creature?

An adhesive material based on the sticky properties of gecko feet was developed.

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What type of technology enabled them to create an adhesive patch?

Nanotechnology enabled them to create the adhesive patch.

Like the microscopic hairs on a gecko's feet, the nanotubes form weak molecular bonds on almost any surface.

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Is this development being used today and if so how?

It's still in the prototype stage.

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How can this information best be distributed to a wide audience.

This is where a technology library, whether physical or virtual, will take care of publicizing this information.

Inventables , based in Chicago, created an Innovation Center in 2002. This center is in fact a technology library.

Some of their offerings are hydrophobic sand that repels water, silver ion antimicrobial agents, waterproof zippers and porous metals.

They set up displays in high-traffic areas, organize brainstorming sessions and open houses.

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What kind of companies make use of Inventables?

Several Fortune 500 companies use research done by Inventables.

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What do Microsoft, Mattel and Mercedes-Benz have in common, other than the letter M?

They are some of the Fortune 500 companies using Innovation Centers.

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Does instant snow exist outside a movie studio set?

It's one of the samples offered by Inventables.

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Why set up a display in a high-traffic area?

People can browse in their spare time when passing through.

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