The world is full of giant problems—war, hunger, pollution—needing solutions. But many inventions solve not-so-dire, human-sized problems. Where would we be without the safety pin? Or Velcro? 

Here are some Utah creations that take us one step to a better world (plus one that won't be in the print publication):

Smart insoles for walking impairment

The Alpha Dominche Project for great coffee

Education through video games

Goal Zero: Electrical power with a heart

Cheap green architecture

WEB EXTRA: A solutions for lice

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