Invention Overload! The 2009 James Dyson Award

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The James Dyson Award is given each year to a young inventor or designer who has solved a problem in a radical way. Some of this year's shortlisted designs—like Solaqua, the Link scooter, the Contortionist Bike, and Fresh, the Shrinking Milk Jug—have already graced our pages. To kick things off, here is Creef, an autonomous aquatic robot with a mission to collect floating trash from canalled cities like Venice and Amsterdam.

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