Teen Makes Cheap Machine to Print Braille

Friday, March 10th, 2017 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
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When you see a flier for donations for the blind, do you give a few banknotes and then forget about it? Or do dig deeper into their hardships and find a way to make their lives better on a longer term? Shubham Banerjee, a thirteen-year old Californian teen, chose the second option and ended up […]

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The Pallet Kingdom – giving new life to pallets and people

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 by Eva Reed
The Pallet Kingdom – giving new life to pallets and people

Based in Auckland, New Zealand’s biggest city, they had a new business and a limited budget, so when Gabriel sat on their only desk and broke it, Adriana’s frugal innovation swept into action. She bought a circular saw and built a table from unwanted shipping pallets from a nearby construction site. After a friend offered […]

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Harvard wasn’t worth giving up his booming company

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by Emily Dallas
Harvard wasn’t worth giving up his booming company

For Mubarak Muyika, being an entrepreneur seemed natural. The young Kenyan first started taking business classes in high school. Orphaned at a young age, he lived in Bungoma County with adoptive parents, who owned a publishing and distribution company called Acrodile Publishers. While working for the company, Mubarak noticed it lacked a powerful website through […]

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Sam Kodo: Africa’s Steve Jobs?

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by Mihaela Bogdan
Sam Kodo: Africa’s Steve Jobs?

Sam Kodo is a 23-year-old young entrepreneur and changemaker from Lomé, Togo.  He currently runs  a technology company, LC-COM (Low cost-Computer)/ Infinite Loop, which produces low-cost personal computers for students. His biggest dream is to become the next Steve Jobs and create a new kind of Silicon Valley in Africa. The idea to create his company […]

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How Derek Pacque turned a Pet Peeve into Profit

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Emily Dallas
How Derek Pacque turned a Pet Peeve into Profit

Derek Pacque was just a junior in college when he formed a coat checking business, now called CoatChex in 2010. Interested in inventing from a young age, he decided to study entrepreneurship at Indiana University. In one of his classes, Derek was directed to make a list of “pain points” and potential solutions. One of […]

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She Creates Customized Products and Tailored Fits

Sunday, June 7th, 2015 by Raluca Besliu
She Creates Customized Products and  Tailored Fits

Imagine a world where a tailored fit is the norm rather than a luxury, where companies and individuals create customized products, and size ‘me’ replaces ‘small, medium, and large.’ Through its cloud-based, 3D technology, Volumental is turning what seems like a dream world into reality. The company was started by Caroline Walerud, a 25-year-old Swedish-American, […]

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Young Film-Maker Plans “African HBO”

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Emily Dallas
Young Film-Maker Plans “African HBO”

Isaac Oboth of Uganda was no stranger to misfortune when he became a young entrepreneur in producing videos. Orphaned by the age of seven, Isaac depended on his brother to be his sole provider until he lost his job when Isaac was just 16. Faced with this reality, Isaac, who is now 26, started selling a Ugandan […]

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Navneet Sharma reinvents the online shopping experience

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 by Biswajeeta Rath
Navneet Sharma reinvents the online shopping experience

A single idea from a human mind can build cities, transform the world and rewrite the rules. In 2014, Navneet Sharma, 26, hailing from Rourkela, Orissa, India, faced a problem that most of us encounter. One fine night, when he was walking down the streets of Bangalore, Navneet saw a mannequin with a beautiful, a perfect […]

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Savior of Flooded Cell Phones

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Emily Dallas
Savior of Flooded Cell Phones

While Oliver Murphy did not invent the mobile phone, he certainly has made a contribution to the industry that might make phone insurers nervous about their own business. From Danbury, UK, Murphy is the managing director of Reviveaphone, which sells kits to repair phones that have been submerged in water. While Reviveaphone offers services for […]

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Ashley M. Williams provides Millennials a journalism launchpad

Thursday, February 12th, 2015 by Raluca Besliu
Ashley M. Williams provides Millennials a journalism launchpad

Many young people want to become journalists, but find it difficult to gain experience and break into a profession dominated by established journalists with years of expertise behind them. Ashley M. Williams, a 26-year-old journalist, who has published for NBC News, WBAL Radio and USA TODAY, understood this issue and decided to create a platform […]

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Pascale Bardet and the Road Less Travelled.

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 by Nakita Mason
Pascale Bardet and the Road Less Travelled.

When you step into a new city, you want personality, you want quirky, you want to find something you can’t find anywhere else. You are, in essence, looking for the soul of a city, trying to find the character of it underneath the whitewashing effect of the big brand chain stores. Of course, sometimes finding […]

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ZigZag through Romania – Fourteen young people traveling their country in four years

Saturday, January 24th, 2015 by Mihaela Bogdan
ZigZag through Romania – Fourteen young people traveling their country in four years

ZigZag through Romania is a project that was established two years ago and consists of fourteen people from Iasi, Romania with an average age of 24-25. Their goal is to travel all the 41 districts of Romania during the next 4-5 years. The group will stay for minimally one month in each district, focusing on discovering […]

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Teenage Millionaire Changes How We Read the News

Friday, January 23rd, 2015 by Alison Cameron
Teenage Millionaire Changes How We Read the News

Nick D’Aloisio, a British-Australian teenager, has been making Apps for the iPhone since he was twelve. When he was just fifteen years old he had massive success with his app called Summly.The app sums up various articles and topics in just a few sentences. Summly has received a 4.5/5 rating on the App Store, and […]

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Matt Murphy, serial entrepreneur, helps young people have meaningful international travel experiences

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 by Mihaela Bogdan
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Matthew Murphy is a 25-years-old young entrepreneur from Petoskey, a small town in Michigan, United States. He currently runs two companies – Global Citizens Travel LLC, which he founded in 2011, and Kids in the Game, which he joined in 2012. Being an entrepreneur was almost a way of life growing up, as Matt had […]

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Palmer Freeman Luckey: Bridging the Gap between Reality and Fantasy

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 by Nakita Mason
Palmer Freeman Luckey: Bridging the Gap between Reality and Fantasy

As any serious gamer knows, the most important part of game play is the interaction process and the level of immersion which can be achieved. Traditionally, game developers have accomplished this by modifying controllers and toying with perspective, but it is with head mounted displays (virtual reality headsets) that true immersion is achieved. However, for […]

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Jules Quinn: Tackling Tea One Cup at a Time

Monday, November 17th, 2014 by Nakita Mason
Jules Quinn: Tackling Tea One Cup at a Time

There are few people who stick to their childhood career dreams, but in the case of Jules Quinn of the TeaShed, it’s safe to say she hasn’t ever wavered from her plan of running her own business. Starting with smaller projects from the age 14 like selling bracelets and running a catering service, Jules has […]

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George Burgess- The Serial Entrepreneur

Sunday, October 12th, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
George Burgess- The Serial Entrepreneur

What should teachers do when their students are e-mailing in class? One response would be to confiscate the device and give detention, after a thorough scolding. Or you could do what George Burgess’s geography teacher, Will Williams, did when he found George emailing a developer- help him write the content for the first app- a […]

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Captain Bean: Cluj’s Mobile Coffee Brigade

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Captain Bean: Cluj’s Mobile Coffee Brigade

Bogdan Pandea is a 23-year-old student in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, who runs a mobile coffee shop on his bike, called Captain Bean.  Through his initiative, the young Romanian aims provide customers locally brewed coffee that best suits their needs in a professional and interactive way. Bogdan started dreaming of opening Captain Bean in 2012, when he […]

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Student, 17, Invents Life-Saving Miracle Gel

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Angelica Pastrana
Student, 17, Invents Life-Saving Miracle Gel

It’s a sunny day, and you are driving to get your morning coffee. Everything seems to be going the same as usual, until a car swerves into you and crashes your car into a pole. Your ­­­arm is spewing blood – what do you do? At the age of 17, Joe Landolina came up with […]

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Ending Hunger- One Garden At A Time

Sunday, June 15th, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
Katie

When Katie Stagliano was just nine in 2008, she came home with a cabbage seedling as a part of a third grade program with Bonnie Plants. She took care of it, watering it, weeding around it, fertilizing it, and it soon grew to an impressive 40 kg. Realizing that this cabbage needed a special home, […]

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Young entrepreneur for charity

Sunday, May 4th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Young entrepreneur for charity

Since he was very young, 20-year-old Luis Fernando Cruz was fascinated by the idea of becoming an inventor.  He wanted to improve society through his creations. His determination to help society was heightened by the fact that he was born and raised in Honduras. Life in his country allowed him to understand the issues that […]

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From Passion to Profession

Monday, March 31st, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
From Passion to Profession

Any journey, no matter how long, begins with a small step and Farrhad Acidwalla’s took his first at the tender age of thirteen, making him one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs. The currently 20-year-old Indian entrepreneur started out by building an aviation website, which filled a much need gap on the market and thus was […]

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Who was behind the “I Killed a Man” video that went viral?

Sunday, March 30th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Who was behind the “I Killed a Man” video that went viral?

We met Alex Sheen, the young founder of because I said I would, at his office in Rocky River, Ohio on a Sunday afternoon. The office area, spacious and relaxed, was generously offered to him for free by a local philanthropist, who reached out to Alex, after hearing about his initiative.

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Conquers world with healthy jams

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Conquers world with healthy jams

Fraser Doherty, a 24-year-old Scot, is one of the leading jam makers in the United Kingdom (U.K.).He learned the art of jam making from his grandmother in Edinburgh when he was 14. Passionate about making jam, he decided to create his own company, SuperJam, and started selling his products door to door, at farmers’ markets […]

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Tyler Hadzicki reinvents the bicycle wheel

Friday, March 14th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Tyler Hadzicki reinvents the bicycle wheel

Few people would think of reconfiguring the design of the traditional bicycle, a product whose simplicity and efficiency seem to have reached its pinnacle and did not require any changes.  Tyler Hadzicki did not agree. He believed there was room for improvement. So, when he was 14-years-old, he decided to reinvent the bicycle wheel, by […]

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Eco-Friendly Designer, Coder, CEO, is only 14

Saturday, March 1st, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
Eco-Friendly Designer, Coder, CEO, is only 14

Maya Shea Penn is a remarkable fourteen year-old girl from Atlanta, Georgia. Her already impressive feats include, but are not limited to, being a CEO of her own company, Maya Ideas, which she started at the age of eight and which only uses eco-friendly fabrics for her hand-crafted clothing designs, as well as building her […]

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The Cardiopad: Arthur Zang Provides Mobile Cardiology to Millions

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
The Cardiopad: Arthur Zang Provides Mobile Cardiology to Millions

Arthur Zang, a 26-year-old Cameroonian, is the inventor of the Cardiopad, the first fully touchscreen medical tablet made in Cameroon and in Africa that could save millions of lives around the continent and beyond. The Cardiopad is especially crucial in countries like his own, which only has 30 heart surgeons for a population of around […]

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Preteen Indian brothers take the world of mobile apps by storm

Sunday, February 9th, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
Preteen Indian brothers take the world of mobile apps by storm

Brothers, Sharavan Kumaran, aged 14 and Sanjay Kumaran, aged 12 from Chennai have been identified as the youngest mobile application programmers in India and some of the youngest in the world.

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Easton LaChappelle – Wonder Boy of Prosthetics

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Ravneet Kaur Sandhu
Easton LaChappelle – Wonder Boy of Prosthetics

When Easton LaChappele was fourteen, he came up with an idea to build a wireless robotic hand controlled by a wireless controlled glove. Unlike the idle drams of the regular teenager, this teenager from a sleepy town in Colorado made sure that his dreams saw light one day. It was one of the most practical […]

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Young Nigerian-American Runs Consultancy Firm

Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
yetunde

Yetunde Adeola Odugbesan-Omede is an extremely busy and involved 26-year-old woman.She is the Founder and Executive Director of Young Woman’s Guide, Inc., the founder and CEO of Yetunde Global Consulting and Creator of Putting Your Best Self Forward. She is Nigerian-American and her passions include leadership, women empowerment, human rights, politics, writing and public speaking. […]

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Invaluable Advice for Young Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 by Jenna Bellassai
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All entrepreneurs had to start somewhere, and young adults are paving the way. If you’re considering becoming an entrepreneur, it’s a good idea to first read the advice of other young entrepreneurs who were in your position once before.  In this article, we synthesize the advice of more experienced entrepreneurs as well as words of […]

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Young Man with Down syndrome Runs Restaurant

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
tim

Tim Harris is the 27-year-old owner of Tim’s Place, a thriving and popular restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico that serves ‘breakfast, lunch and hugs’ and calls itself ‘the friendliest restaurant in the world.’ Born with Down syndrome, Tim started dreaming of opening up his own restaurant ever since he was 14. Tim may be the […]

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Ground-breaking cancer test invented by teen prodigy

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Ravneet Sandhu
jack-andraka

At the age of sixteen, Jack Andraka is a prize winning scientist, who has revolutionized cancer diagnostics. In May 2012, he won the grand prize Gordon E. Moore Award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, worth $75,000, beating out 1,500 participants from over 70 countries in the competition considered the Olympics of Science. […]

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Mo’s Bows: Cool Bow Ties by a Preteen

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
mo

Moziah Bridges started his own bow tie company, Mo’s Bows, in Memphis, Tennessee in 2011, when he was only 9-years-old. At that age, his grandmother started teaching him how to sow, in order to help him make his own bow tie out of scrap material, after he couldn’t find any cool and fun ones on […]

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Youth Empowers Women to Help Educate Girls

Monday, November 25th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Youth Empowers Women to Help Educate Girls

Best Aiyorworth, a 21-year-old woman from Uganda, has won the 2013 Anzisha Grant Prize, worth $25,000 for the initiative she is leading: Girls’ Power Micro Lending Organization (GIPOMO). Through her business, Best aims to support girls in the Nebbi District of Northern Uganda by helping their mothers, through loans offered to start or improve their […]

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Abriendo Mentes: Empowering Costa Ricans through education

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Abriendo Mentes: Empowering Costa Ricans through education

 Meradith Leebrick is the co-founder of Abriendo Mentes, a non-profit organization focused on empowering people in Guanacaste, Costa Rica to access enhanced education and employment opportunities, helping local families to achieve economic stability.  The organization offers local residents the skills they need to enhance their lives through an innovative and engaging education program. Immediately after […]

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Craig Lewis, co-founder of Sprav, the smart water meter conserving water and energy

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Craig Lewis, co-founder of Sprav, the smart water meter conserving water and energy

Craig Lewis  is one of the inventors of Sprav, a smart water meter that allows users to determine, in real time, shower water and energy usage.  Based on these elements, shower costs are calculated and become instantly available for users. Because the young inventor’s device uses a Bluetooth module, users are able to upload their […]

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Eesha Khare: revolutionizing how we charge and use mobile devices

Saturday, July 20th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Eesha-Khare

California native and eighteen-year-old Eesha Khare invented a super-capacitor, which acts as an energy storage and transfer device. The super-capacitor could revolutionize the way we charge and use mobile devices. Eesha’s device can last for 10,000 charge-recharge cycles, compared to the 1,000 cycles of conventional rechargeable batteries. While so far, her device has only been […]

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The new Simon Cowell? Jamal Edwards is media mogul at the age of 22

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
The new Simon Cowell? Jamal Edwards is media mogul at the age of 22

Jamal Edwards is a leading young British entrepreneurs. He started a media empire with his youth broadcasting channel, SB.TV, at the tender age of 15. Now 22, Jamal has an estimated fortune of £8m, runs a production team of ten people, and has worked with stars like Jessie J and Nicki Minaj. He played a […]

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19-year-old Laura Deming funds anti-aging research

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
19-year-old Laura Deming funds anti-aging research

Laura Deming, originally from New Zealand, first become interested in aging when she was 8-years-old and learned about death. She recalls: “When I was eight, my mom told me about death and I couldn’t stop crying for days. What a tragedy! Life is incredible, but death is inevitable. I already knew biology was fantastic fun. […]

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Passion for Baking- Making Big Dough

Friday, June 21st, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Passion for Baking- Making Big Dough

Shea Gouldd, an 18-year-old, from Delray Beach, Florida, had an interest in cooking since before she can remember. According to her mother, as a toddler she preferred to watch cooking shows rather than cartoons. Her mother recalls that Shea always wanted to help make dinner. Her mom would let her snip green beans with scissors, […]

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Young Entrepreneurs Offered New Chance at Success

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 by Jordan Doll

College students and recent graduates have a new outlet for turning their software ideas into a profitable business. We all know the leap from idea to profit is challenging to say the least. Most young entrepreneurs don’t have the resources or expertise to take the step. Of those who do, only a handful manage to […]

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William LeGate: possibly the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
William LeGate: possibly the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg

When he was 14-years-old, William LeGate developed an iPhone application called Fake-A-Text, which received over one million hits and was featured in the New York Times. The app, which continues to top the charts in its category, allows its users to send fake texts messaged to the iPhone or iPhod Touch and has mostly been […]

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Savannah Britt: The World’s Youngest Magazine Publisher

Friday, May 31st, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Savannah Britt: The World’s Youngest Magazine Publisher

Savannah Britt became the youngest magazine publisher in the world when, at the tender age of 12,  she started publishing a hard copy magazine entitled Girlpez Fashion Magazine, to accompany her website for teen girls, Girlpez.com. By then already, Savannah was not a newcomer when it came to the publishing world. She had published her […]

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Jonny Cohen: greening school buses

Monday, May 27th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Source: Forbes.com

When he was in the 7th grade and taking Saturday courses on aerodynamics at Northwestern University, Jonny Cohen noticed school buses’ inefficient design and was alarmed by the amount of exhaust they generated. He suddenly got an idea on how to make them more efficient, in order to slow carbon emissions, increase gas mileage and […]

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Kelvin Doe, 15, Makes Radio Station out of Trash

Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Charlie Butts
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Helping Canada’s Homeless Since Age 8

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Helping Canada’s Homeless Since Age 8

Hannah Taylor was five years-old when her and her mother drove passed a man eating out of a garbage can in Winnipeg, Canada. Puzzled, Hannah asked her mother why he would do this. She introduced Hannah to the dire reality of homelessness. For the rest of the year, the story of the man troubled Hannah […]

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Ionut Budisteanu invents low-cost, self-driving car

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Ionut Budisteanu invents low-cost, self-driving car

Nineteen-year-old Ionut Budisteanu from Romania developed a model for a low-cost self-driving car that uses artificial intelligence. Ionut is not the first one to put out a prototype for fully autonomous vehicles, which Google Inc has been working to develop since 2010. Google’s model would be extremely expensive, costing around $75,000, due to its use of a […]

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Cecilia Cassini: the youngest fashion designer in the U.S.

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Source: WWD.com

For 8th Grade version click here Thirteen-year-old Cecilia Cassini from Encino, California was the youngest designer in the U.S. and one of the youngest in the world, when she launched her own label in 2009, at the age of 9. By 2011, she had already created over 500 original pieces and dressed many celebrities, including Heidi Klum […]

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Can physical therapy be fun and fast? Romanian entrepreneur Cosmin Mihaiu proves it can!

Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Can physical therapy be fun and fast? Romanian entrepreneur Cosmin Mihaiu proves it can!

Cosmin Mihaiu, a 23-year-old Romanian, is on his way to revolutionizing physical therapy. With three other classmates from the Software Engineering Department at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Mihaiu has developed a computer software program called the Medical Interactive Recovery Assistant (MIRA), which helps patients undergoing physiotherapy recuperate faster and  have fun doing it. In an interview […]

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