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A (Broken) Light Bulb Moment | BLOG Certified
A case for innovating without the blindfold Picture this: they were some of the smartest minds in the world working in NASA. They completed the first lunar vehicle and send it to space and encountered a serious issue: the light bulbs kept exploding. They spent considerable time and money trying to solve this issue by reinforcing materials or changing the design until one day a bright spark (no pun intended) suggested they might just remove the glass! The issue was solved immediately. As it turns out, the purpose of the glass bulb was to maintain an oxygen-less environment so that the filament did not oxidise. However, since in space there is no oxygen, the glass bulb could be removed and the filament would not oxidise. The filament burnt happily in space without the bulb and the team were left looking at each other wondering "Why on earth didn't I think of that?!" Well, in fact, the problem is just that: When we were designing for the moon we embedded what we have on earth. Or to put