An Electronic Prayer Guide

While traveling abroad, devout Muslims must still say prayers five times a day while facing the holy city of Mecca. But a long trip with frequent stops could make them lose their bearings and point them in the wrong direction for worship. To prevent such a problem, Dallas Inventor George Shrime has applied science to religion and designed an electronic prayer guide. It points the way toward Mecca from any of 200 locations, beeps at worship time and displays the opening verses of the call to prayer on a liquid-crystal screen.

Shrime's company, Micro...

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