[brightcove video="1483288688001" /] Japanese inventors, presumably looking for some peace and quiet, have invented SpeechJammer -- a device that can instantly shut down a person's ability to speak. You might be familiar with that odd echo when your speech is played back to you immediately ...
Hino-Komuro 1908 The Hino-Komuro pistol (sometimes spelled Komura) was developed by a young Japanese inventor named Kumazo Hino, and financed by Tomijiro Komuro in the first decade of the 20th century. The gun uses a virtually unique blow-forward mechanism, which makes it very interesting to study. http://www.forgottenweapons.com/early-automatic-pistols/hino-komuro-1908/
Elmer Ambrose Sperry, Sr. (October 12, 1860 – June 16, 1930) was an American inventor and entrepreneur, most famous as co-inventor, with Herman Anschütz-Kaempfe of the gyrocompass and as founder of the Sperry Gyroscope Company. His compasses and stabilizers were adopted by the United States Navy and used in both world wars. He also worked closely with Japanese companies and the Japanese government and was honored after his death with a biography in his honor.
Carl “Speed” Marvel—Professor of chemistry. Biggest aid in U of I’s contribution to the Synthetic Rubber Project. “The project came about as the Japanese cut off supplies of natural rubber early in the war, threatening stockpiles of tires, rubber-soled boots, and other essential materials.”
Suchîmubôi/Steamboy (2004) In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power. Directed by Katsuhiro Ôtomo. With Anna Paquin, Patrick Stewart, Alfred Molina, Anne Suzuki.