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Taiwan wins 49 gold medals at Warsaw invention show

Taiwan wins 49 gold medals at Warsaw invention show

Taipei, Nov. 6 (CNA) Taiwan swept the 2011 International Warsaw Invention Show that ended Saturday, winning 49 gold, 39 silver, 17 bronze medals, and 5 special awards, the Chinese Innovation and Invention Society (CIIS) said Sunday. Among the 19 countries that participated, Taiwan was one of the biggest winners, taking a total of 110 awards, said Wu Chih-yao, secretary-general of the CIIS and leader of the Taiwanese delegation to the show. One of Taiwan's winning inventions was a solar-powered tissue box with a screen that shows the number of tissues left in the box. Another was a solar-powered sewage manhole cover that is capable of detecting mosquitoes and zapping them as they fly out of the sewage system. An entry by Chinese Culture University's biotechnology department that extracts collagen from pig's lungs for surgical use in humans, was among the gold award winners. A multi-functioned lifeboat equipped with GPS, nighttime lighting device, and warming device also took gold, as did National Taiwan University's energy-saving refrigerator that recycles power from the heat it generates. The invention show was held Nov. 3-5 in Warsaw, Poland. (By Sunrise Huang and Ann Chen)


Updated : 2021-03-03 11:27 GMT+08:00