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Taiwan second to Russia at Moscow invention fair

TAIPEI--Taiwan came away from an annual invention fair in Moscow with over 100 medals, second only to the event's host nation, the Taipei-based Chinese Innovation and Invention Society said Saturday.

Taiwanese inventors took home 44 gold, 47 silver, and 17 bronze medals along with eight special prizes at the 16th Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovation Technologies "Archimedes," which wrapped up Friday, according to the society.

The wins put Taiwan second only to Russia among the 18 countries taking part in the fair.

Taiwan also submitted the largest amount of inventions from any single country this year, as 137 of the 750 works at the event came from Taiwanese inventors, the society noted.

The youngest Taiwanese winner is Lu Yen-jung, an eighth-grader studying at Taiwan's Deguang Catholic High School, who won a gold medal for his invention of a blackboard eraser that plays music when in use, according to the society.

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