Quote:In multiple tests, honey was as effective as prescription strength antibiotics and repeatedly slowed down the rate of the bacterial growth fastest in wounds. Honey was then applied to a biomaterial called hydrogel in a tissue engineering experiment. The material was formed into a pattern mimicking the overlapping skin cells of sharks – which do not contract infections. The use of this bandage decreased bacterial growth in the lab by 25 percent.
Quote:The team used GPS systems, iPad apps and tractors engineered for better tillage. Superabsorbent polymers and nanoclays were added to soil in various ratios, and plowed traditionally and in minimum tillage. The loss of topsoil was measured by massing soil samples before and after months of experimentation...35% of the topsoil retained than before.
Three young men have redesigned a professional football helmut as concussions are a serious concern by basically putting the padding on the outside of the helmut, they then took their desgin to a neuroscientst and helmut manufacturer, who by the way, were very impressed with the results. These three young men are sure they are the national winners.