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eCyber Mission; 6th-9th graders tackling world's problems
05-25-2013, 04:40 PM #1
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Who says today's kids are lazy? Here are some of the missions these kids tackled last year:

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.

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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.

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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.

https://www.ecybermission.com/public/Abo...YPE=2011-8
05-25-2013, 04:48 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:Teen's science project could charge phones in 20 seconds

An 18-year-old's science fair project leads her to create an improved supercapacitor with technology that could provide superfast phone charging in the future.
Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-5758...0-seconds/

We were lucky to make a vinegar and baking soda volcano to work. chuckle.gif Seems like this generation has it going on in the tech dept. The information age has changed a lot for the better IMO.

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05-25-2013, 04:51 PM #3
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Really JR? You got the volcanoe to work, mine always failed? blink.gif chuckle.gif
05-25-2013, 04:54 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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[/quote]Across the room, 17-year-old Taylor Wilson from Reno, Nevada showed off his innovative techniques for detecting trace amounts of nuclear material or waste. Taylor’s system, praised for being "environmentally-friendly and cost-effective," won the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.
Quote:http://www.onearth.org/blog/environmenta...ience-fair
05-25-2013, 04:56 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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Kids should be encouraged to experiment with solutions of real world problems. cheers.gif
05-25-2013, 05:02 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
Posts:14,881 Threads:420 Joined:Jun 2012
For sure Octo, and the U.S. Army is encouraging young people too.

Quote:Threats to harm the nation through cyberspace will require an influx of young scientists, Freakley said.

"If we can get young people inside this van and get (them) turned on to be science, technology, engineering, math-focused young people, whether they join he Army or not, they will not only make us Army Strong but nationally strong," Freakley said.

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