Canadians Reinvent The Wheel

THEY SET OUT TO DEVELOP a cheap, durable bicycle for Third World transportation. But inventors in Victoria, B.C., came up with something far more significant: a greaseless replacement for ball bearings and roller bearings for everything from power drills to car wheels. Interactive Design Studios (IDS) expects to receive a U.S. patent for the device, known as a scroller roller band, and is pitching it to all of the world's biggest bearing companies.

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