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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.
Christopher Nielsen, 18 from Calgary, Alberta, is taking GPS another step further by implementing steroscopic cameras into robots charged with navigation. His results have produced accuracy in direction and navigation down to millimeters.