Fishing Net Wins Dyson Award: Every year, the company (and man) who brought the world the Dyson vacuum cleaner, as well as other innovations, holds a design contest for a problem-solving invention. This year there were 501 entries for the James Dyson Award, which a jury narrowed down to 15 finalists. The winning entry was announced yesterday and it went to Dan Watson for his SafetyNet system, which is designed to reduce the problem of overfishing. It provides escape exits for juvenile and non-target fish caught up in commercial fishing nets.
In awarding the prize, James Dyson said, "This tangible technology approaches a serious environmental problem, we should celebrate it. SafetyNet shows how young graduates like Dan can tackle global issues ignored by established industries in new and inventive ways." Watson will receive receive 10,000 pounds, about $16,000 US. via Gizmag
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