Britons have risen to the economic challenges of recent recession by becoming more prolific inventors, a random survey of 2,000 Britons shows.
A third of respondents claimed that the recession has increased the amount they were coming up with inventions and innovative, money-saving solutions.
A third of those with a bright idea were learning more about science and technology to help refine it.
One in 10 had looked into or applied for a patent in the last year.
Do you think the same could be said in other countries around the world?
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