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Giant Plane Safety Parachute and Balloon Printer Friendly Version
Many people these days fear for their lives when travelling on planes due to the fact that thier safety and emergency features just aren't good enough.
Some planes have two engines some have only one. Let's say all the engines are down. The plane usually goes crashing to the ground due to engine failure.
Maybe if i design some kind of giant parachute twice the size of an airplane which can be opened during an emergency which would help the plane glide safely to the ground.
In case of emergency landing on water.
To prevent the plane from crashing into the water. the parachute will first help slow down the pace of the aircraft and allow pilots to control the landing angle.
A giant air bag which can be designed to blast open at the bottom of the plane so it stays afloat the ocean upon landing.
And even if the plane does crash into the water, if the impact didn't split the plane, the baloon at the bottom will bring the plane to the surface of the water.
Reward: Many lives will be saved. Safer more ensured journey. 

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Ishai Klawansky
 South Africa
Modular Public Transport Printer Friendly Version
I live in Johannesburg. It is a city with virtually no form of efficient public transport. It is fairly large and is a problem to get around without a car.
My idea is to implement a modular type of public transportation eg monorail or a surface rail system within a transparent tunnel-like enclosure. This would cover the whole city in concentric tracks with bisecting tracks going out from a single point in the centre. The whole system would be completely automated. The system will automatically select the most efficient route. There will also be an arterial track between cities and towns.
I know this is a fairly futuristic idea but hopefully it will eliminate inconvenience and road car accidents.
Reward: To see it happen one day. 

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Ultra-Light Aircraft Printer Friendly Version
I called it the Creative Minds X1 and started designing it using a computer 3D Design Tool.
The original idea was for an ultra light aircraft powered by a very small and relatively cheap engine such as a motorcycle engine or (as many suggested) a big chainsaw engine.
I wanted the wings to be foldable/detachable so that it could fit onto a large trailer. I wanted the bodywork to be made mostly of moulded plastics, this turned out to be an extreamly expensive task. Sheet aluminium is probably a better idea.
Im posting it here simply because it might inspire somebody who has the money, the talent, the will - to go and try it. I believe I had the talent, and the will. I didnt have the money, the space or the contacts.
If you have any questions concerning original measurement ideas etc - please feel free to ask!
Reward: I would like its name to remain as Creative Minds X1 and I want to be recognized as the original designer. 

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