Inventors inspire us, and those who made news this month were no exception. Check out this month’s News You Can Use for some of these noteworthy innovations, from a woman who developed an underwater wheelchair, to two inventors whose inventions make medicine more affordable. 

News You Can Use: Inventing for Impact and More

This video showcases an amazing invention allowing those who are wheelchair-bound to swim underwater. (Via ScienceChannel.com)

A high school senior invented a $35 device to diagnose lung conditions in the developing world and won $150,000 for her work. Congratulations and kudos, Maya! (Via Smithsonian)

This Irish inventor also won a major international prize for his low-cost medical invention – this time, a machine for kidney dialysis. (Via The Irish Times)

The inventor in this video is building a clock that will last 10,000 years as a symbol of the future and to make a point about the importance of long-term thinking. (Via National Geographic)

ProPublica marks the invention of the infographic – a device first used to mark the spread of cholera in New York City in 1849 – and leveraged to visualize data countless times since.

IPWatchdog talks about the work of two of the most impactful inventors in history: Einstein and Tesla.

Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center highlights amazing female inventors throughout history in honor of Women’s History Month.

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