Top 15 finalists from Google's international Science Fair

Top 15 finalists from Google's international Science Fair

Summary: Google's Science Fair came to a close today with participants from three age groups (all in their teens) flown in from all over the world. Here's a look at the top 15 entries this year.

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  • Matthew Morris, 18 from San Diego, designed a new sailboat structure using gravity and based on a hydrodynamic keel to keep the boat more balanced when traveling upwind and downwind. 

    Maybe Oracle should take a look at Matthew's project before the next America's Cup.

  • Skanda Koppula, 16 from Pittsburgh, has formulated a project based on two algorithms that are designed to better collect marine data (depth, in particular) for exploring and navigating large bodies of water. Some of the professions that could make use of this research include sea navigators and marine biologists.

  • Naomi Shah, 16 from Portland, Ore., has been researching the relationship between everyday toxins not included in the Clean AIr Act with asthma patients. Up until now, Shah has found that most of the research about asthma relates to age, gender and genetics. But Shah has found that a person's environment matters almost as much as several common pollutants hurt the lungs severely too.

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  • RE: Top 15 finalists from Google's international Science Fair

    Not surprised to see the usual U.S.A bias in one of these supposedly "International" events. Only three of the top 15 are from outside of the US.
    netsurfau
    • Or, maybe the U.S.A. has a culture that encourages

      individuality and inventiveness. Nah. It couldn't be that. That would mean your country has a problem. Much easier to just claim it's bigotry and excuse away your problems.
      fr_gough
  • RE: Top 15 finalists from Google's international Science Fair

    It's good to hear about the children and even note one from here in San Diego is doing well in the competition.<br> Maybe one day we sill see a magnetic train with a permanent north and south inside the chassis of the train that allows a magnetically swithed track to switch the poles, thus propelling the train at speeds we normally would not dream of. <br>It is possible, exampled by automatic tranfer switchs to induce lower to higher amerage fields or even switch the track's coils using a processer such as a 66 MHZ amd.<br>Congratulations Daniel Arnold and the same goes for the others.
    gradkiss
  • RE: Top 15 finalists from Google's international Science Fair

    Most likely there was insufficient publicity in the international circuit to get the entries.
    Steve__Jobs