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CHICAGO–The James Dyson Foundation has begun its search for the most ingenious inventions by international engineering students to compete for the 2010 James Dyson Award.
Named after the celebrated inventor and founder of the company that bears his name, the Dyson Foundation conducts this competition every year. Last year’s winner was Automist, a kitchen-sink attachment that detects and extinguishes fires with a fine water mist. Other past winners include guide-dog GPS systems, flat-folding plugs and a paper cast that can be used in disaster relief.
Entries will be accepted through July 1, and the global winner will be announced on Oct. 5. The winner will receive more than $15,000 for the student or team, more than $15,000 for the student’s current or former college department, and an opportunity to visit Dyson’s engineering facilities.