Lura and I met at NASA. We were both Engineers that supported flight test of experimental aircraft. We saw some really cool stuff, really cutting edge research, people solving hard problems. We met and got to know people that made significant contributions to the world of engineering. It would seem to me, here in 2007, that we would have some kind technology to solve nearly any difficult problem out there.
But sadly, this is not the case. It's raining, err snowing, err sleeting here in the Denver/Boulder today. My drive to work is exactly 8 minutes and in that time my windshield wipers turned into impressive blocks of ice. If we can send a man to the moon (allegedly), eradicate horrible diseases, and apparently, raise the temperate of the planet 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit in 100 years, it would seem to me that we can make a windshield wiper that doesn't freeze up.
I hope there is a Techstars proposal to solve this.