The brain drain has been a consistent concern amongst portions of the American population. Great concern has arisen over the declining scientific education of Americans and restrictive laws preventing important medical research. Today however we get word that we're being left behind in applied technology as well. Two German students have come up with an intelligent beermat that has applications from letting a bartender know who needs a refill to casting votes in barroom contests.
by Joshua Brauer on September 30, 2005