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They put most adults to shame. There is a lot we can learn from them.

17-Year-Old Creates Coronavirus Tracker. "Radical" Youth and Global Politics: Anjali Appadurai at TEDxDirigo.

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Greta Thunberg. Boyan Slat. Xiuhtecatl Martinez. Aaron Swartz. The Teenager Suing the US Government over Climate Change. The "climate kids" suing the government. About Aspiring Astronaut Abigail Harrison. 'We Need Communism' YouTube Vlogger Kid Sceneable Speaks Out. 17-Year-Old Builds Algae Biofuel Lab in Her Bedroom to Win $100K Intel Science Talent Search Prize. Meet a next-generation scientist making the next generation of biofuel. 17-year-old Sara Volz invented a process that increases the amount of biofuel produced by algae to win this year’s Intel Science Talent Search.

17-Year-Old Builds Algae Biofuel Lab in Her Bedroom to Win $100K Intel Science Talent Search Prize

The Colorado Springs student claimed the $100,000 grand prize with her project, which uses artificial selection to pinpoint which organisms are churning out the most fuel. Climate Silence NOW! - Home. I Haven't Made Any Trash In 2 Years. Here's What My Life Is Like. Malala Gives a Powerful Acceptance Speech Upon Winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala Yousafzai has already made headlines quite a few times in her short 17 years.

Malala Gives a Powerful Acceptance Speech Upon Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

A crusader for children’s education, she was shot in the head twice by the Taliban before most kids get their drivers license. She narrowly survived, but survive she did and last week she made headlines once again, this time for being the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time. Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don't have clean drinking water also don't have access to electricity.

A 17-Year-Old Invented This Smart Device That Makes Clean Water And Power At The Same Time

A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both problems at once: While the device purifies wastewater, it uses pollutants in the water to boost power production in a separate compartment. 17-year-old Cynthia Sin Nga Lam, one of 15 finalists in this year's Google Science Fair, started researching renewable electricity generation last year, and quickly realized that she could incorporate water purification into her process. Her prototype, called H2Pro, is a portable device powered only by sunlight. Dirty water goes in one end, and a titanium mesh, activated by the sun, sterilizes the water and sends it through an extra filter. The photocatalytic reaction also splits the water into hydrogen and oxygen--so someone can flip a switch and start feeding a hydrogen fuel cell to produce clean power. Navajo Teen Harnesses Solar Energy, Wins An Award (VIDEO)

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.

Navajo Teen Harnesses Solar Energy, Wins An Award (VIDEO)

Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food. Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says. The world is yours: Kids take the lead in the climate fight. The world might be headed to hell in a plastic basket of coal, but like Bob Marley said, you can’t blame the youth.

The world is yours: Kids take the lead in the climate fight

In fact, the youth are rising up to make sure that nobody ever tries to pin this on them. Organizers and politicians like to use literal poster children as a way to pull on heartstrings when reaching policy impasses. But kids today are taking the climate change fight into their own hands, refusing the role of mere victim and collateral damage, as we’re seeing at the local level in Baltimore, and also on the national stage. 7 Incredible Inventions by Teenage Wunderkinds. When many of us were in our teens, work for science fairs comprised cut and paste displays on colorful presentation boards, and our hobbies weren't exactly about to change the world.

7 Incredible Inventions by Teenage Wunderkinds

But across the globe, teenagers with creative, scientific minds are already devising extraordinary devices, revolutionary materials and renewable technologies that might just change our planet for the greener. Hackschooling makes me happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada. Rachel Parent Debates Kevin O'Leary About GMOs (VIDEO) Anti-GMO activist Rachel Parent got in a spirited debate with Kevin O'Leary on CBC's "The Lang And O'Leary Exchange" Wednesday night.

Rachel Parent Debates Kevin O'Leary About GMOs (VIDEO)

Parent, who scored the debate after a speech she gave critical of O'Leary's comments about GMOs was featured on HuffPost Canada, argued genetically-modified foods should be labelled in Canada and the United States. Europe, Japan, Australia and other nations require GMO labels, but Canada and the U.S. do not. Student finds new way of turning plastic into biofuel.

[CAIRO] A method for generating biofuel by breaking down plastics using a low-cost catalyst will be developed further in the United Kingdom next month (16 July).

Student finds new way of turning plastic into biofuel

The process was developed by a sixteen-year-old Egyptian student, Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad, from the Zahran Language School in Alexandria, Egypt. Faiad won the European Fusion Development Agreement award at the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists — involving 130 competitors from 37 countries — held in Finland last year (23–28 September). Science in Action Winner for 2013: Elif Bilgin. Elif Bilgin, winner of the 2013 Science in Action award, a $50,000 prize sponsored by Scientific American as part of the Google Science Fair.

Science in Action Winner for 2013: Elif Bilgin

Credit: Elif Bilgin “Genius,” Thomas Edison famously said, “is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” He would have found a kindred spirit in Elif Bilgin, 16, of Istanbul, Turkey, winner of the 2013 $50,000 Science in Action award, part of the third annual Google Science Fair. The award honors a project that can make a practical difference by addressing an environmental, health or resources challenge; it should be innovative, easy to put into action and reproducible in other communities. Bilgin spent two years toiling away on her project to develop a bioplastic from discarded banana peels, enduring 10 failed trials of plastics that weren’t strong enough or that decayed rapidly. GSF 2013 : Project : Going Bananas!-Using Banana Peels in the Production of Bio-Plastic As A Replacement of the Traditional Petroleum Based Plastic. The banana fruit’s peel was selected for this experiment because it is a waste material rich of starch-according to Songklanakarin Journal of Science and Technology, the proximate composition of a banana peel is shown below.

GSF 2013 : Project : Going Bananas!-Using Banana Peels in the Production of Bio-Plastic As A Replacement of the Traditional Petroleum Based Plastic

Items Content (g/100 g dry matter) Protein: 8.6±0.1 Fat: 13.1±0.2 Starch: 12.78±0.9 Ash: 15.25±0.1 Total dietary fiber: 50.25±0.2. 15-Year-Old Develops Hollow Flashlight Powered by Body Heat. From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat, scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a source of renewable energy. But the latest development in thermoelectric energy generation doesn’t come from a high-tech lab at MIT; it comes from Ann Makosinski, a 15-year-old Canadian girl who developed a flashlight that is powered by the heat from a human hand. Cancer, Innovation and a Boy Named Jack. US teen invents advanced cancer test using Google. TEDxTeen - Jacob Barnett: Forget What You Know. Jake: Math prodigy proud of his autism. Childrenspeaceprize: Childrenspeaceprize powered by KidsRights. A Urine Powered Generator : Maker Faire Africa. Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 · 168 Comments Possibly one of the more unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa this year in Lagos is a urine powered generator, created by four girls.

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