Author: Susan Nicholson

JTEC Energy and JES Founder Dr. Lonnie Johnson Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

Press Release ATLANTA, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — JTEC Energy and Johnson Energy Storage announced that the companies’ founder, Super Soaker inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson, was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony was held in Washington, D.C. on May 5, 2022. Dr. Johnson was joined by his family and by […]

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The State of Sustainability Tech

Excerpted from an article by MAIJA EHLINGER for Hypepotamus. Read the full article here. Earth Day started in the 1970s as a way to bring awareness to environmental science and conservation efforts. But as businesses and individuals search for more green alternatives, awareness is no longer enough, says Venkatesh Kini, co-founder at Ubuntoo. “Too often, companies get credit […]

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Dr. Johnson Speaks at SXSW Panel on Diversity

Article by Neal Augenstein for WTOP News. Read original article here. Super Soaker inventor: ‘Put it on the table and let it stand on its merit’ It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why generations love the Super Soaker line of water guns. “I’ve been accused of being a rocket scientist,” laughs Lonnie […]

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Everyday Things Created By Black Inventors

By Dora Mekouar for Voice of America. The folding chair, gas mask, traffic signal, automatic elevator doors, potato chips and the Super Soaker childrens’s water gun toy were all invented by Black innovators.   From the three-light traffic signal, refrigerated trucks, automatic elevator doors, color monitors for desktop computers, to the shape of the modern […]

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