Entrepreneurs Respond to Fearful Times

October 26, 2001 | Source: Washington Post

Tinkerers and entrepreneurs have found a new source of inspiration: fear of terrorism.
New products beginning to hit the market include fish tanks transformed into special glass boxes for opening suspicious mail, a home anthrax-testing kit, powered parachutes for people who live and work in high-rises, a sealed glass case for people to open their mail in, flavored syrups that can be used to cover up the bitter taste of medicines such as Cipro, and bras without metal wires or clasps to avoid setting off airport metal detectors.