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Google Science Fair Winners Are Some Amazing Kids

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Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2013 02:21 AM by AlexMuller

Every year, Google holds one of the most impressive science fairs in the world (along with Intel's).

 

This year, teenagers from 120 countries submitted amazing projects--projects to diagnose diseases, to make smartphones do amazing new things, to create exoskeletons, and many more. Three winners, one from each of three age groups, were selected at Google headquarters in California.

 
The youngest category, a fight among 13- and 14-year-olds, was won by Viney Kumar of Sydney, Australia, with a project called the PART Program. PART stands for Police and Ambulances Regulating Traffic, and it's designed to give alerts to drivers when an ambulance or police vehicle is approaching, beyond the regular sirens and flashing lights. The project is targeted at the high-end present and very near future, when we're all syncing our smartphones with our cars--mid-range and expensive cars have this ability now, and soon that'll trickle down even further. It uses GPS from emergency vehicles to beam precise locations to your phone, which then gives you an alert (both graphical and audio) as you drive. Pretty impressive for a kid in ninth grade.
 
Ann Makosinski of Victoria, BC, Canada won the 15- to 16-year-old category with her hollow, battery-less flashlight. It uses Peltier tiles, which produce electricity when one side of the tile is hot while the other is cold. The source of the heat on the hot side of the tile is simply the heat from the user's hand. 
 
And finally the big boy, relatively: the 17- to 18-year-old category was won by Eric Chen of the U.S., with a startlingly mature project that's attempting to create a medicine effective against every kind of flu. From Google:  "Combining computer modeling and biological studies, Eric’s project looks at influenza endonuclease inhibitors as leads for a new type of anti-flu medicine."


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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-27
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Google and Intel, wow what a team. And I think having a science fair with the quality that these kids bring is just awesome. Go Google Go Intel
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-27
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Now here I go again. LOL I just have to agree with the previous guest. The fair is a marvelous venture and the young bright minds coming to light because of it is just absolutely wonderful. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-27
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Enough about Google and Intel, the kids that attend and the kids that have won at this science fair are simply amazing. The potential futures that these kids have is simply amazing. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-27
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Most 15 year old girls are just into 15 year old boys and this one develops a hollow flashlight. wow just wow
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-27
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Once again I agree, what these kids come up with is what makes the affair a success and they do indeed have a fantastic future carved out for themselves. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-27
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Go kids Go kids Go kids your amazing and congratulations.
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-27
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Congratulations to all the participants, not just the winners of this years event. I think they are all outstanding and look forward to seeing next years winners, if at first you don't succeed, by all means please try again. Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-10-25
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iWhOPY Really informative blog.Really thank you! Much obliged. Reply


 

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