One of the best way to inspire people is to empower them with right information. And the inspire people to actively contribute to science and technology is to bring awareness of latest cutting edge researches to everyone. I dare say this task is being done admiringly by Claire K. Thomas. She is currently, according to her profile, second year physics graduate student and DOE fellow at UC Berkeley. Her blog

Research: The Foundation for Innovation

contains individual researchers who explain in videos their researches. Truly innovative way and if anyone happens to be in research, then he/she can upload there own videos.