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America’s Top Young Scientist, Maanasa Mendu, works to fix the energy crisis

Saturday, June 10th, 2017 by Jamie Potter
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Maanasa Mendu is passionate about fixing the energy crisis in the world today. After a trip to India, where Mendu saw a large population of people without electricity or clean water, she became inspired to design an affordable device to generate clean energy. Mendu knew of wind energy’s huge potential. According to the American Wind […]

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A HS Freshman’s Cancer Breakthrough

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Olivia Saine
A HS Freshman’s Cancer Breakthrough

  Jack Andraka was a high school freshman in 2012 when a close family friend died of pancreatic cancer. Deeply affected, he was motivated to read up on the disease and found that diagnosis is usually in a late stage when treatment is ineffective and there is a very low survival rate. Jack was shocked […]

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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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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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A young Ugandan helps slum kids use computers and have nutritious school meals

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
A young Ugandan helps slum kids use computers and have nutritious school meals

Samuel Lubangakene is an 18-year-old Ugandan Ashoka Youth Venturer, who has developed a creative computer game project, called The Children Mind Development Project (CMDP). The initiative provides multiple brain training games, such as Sudoku, Space Chem and Braid, as well as computer training, including in game-making software, as an alternative to violent video games for […]

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16 Yr-old’s App Tracks the Influence of Cash in Congress

Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Caroline Kinnen
16 Yr-old’s App Tracks the Influence of Cash in Congress

Although Nick Rubin does not meet the age requirement to cast a vote, he’s still found a way to express his voice. He’s only 16 years old, but he thinks it’s important for kids his age to care about the political system they are growing up in. This system, that these same kids will someday […]

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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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Prietenii Mocanitei: preserving and restoring the Sibiu-Agnita narrow gauge railway as a tourist attraction

Saturday, June 14th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Prietenii Mocanitei: preserving and restoring the Sibiu-Agnita narrow gauge railway as a tourist attraction

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Mocanite, narrow gauge railways, trailed stunning mountainous areas to connect cities across Transylvania, Romania. The Mocanite, whose locomotives were steam-powered, were built for cargo and passenger services. The longest Mocanita at the time it was built ran for 123 km between Sibiu, Agnita and Sighisoara, crossing the […]

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Gizmo Gives Blind A Sixth Sense

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
Gizmo Gives Blind A Sixth Sense

When one of his close friends lost his eyesight in an accident at the age of 15, Khaled Shady from Egypt, then a teenager, became determined to help. At the age of 20, Khaled, alongside three other computer engineer graduates at the Menoufia University, created a wearable belt with a Bluetooth-connected headset for the blind […]

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She’s revolutionizing African marketplace

Sunday, April 6th, 2014 by Raluca Besliu
She’s revolutionizing African marketplace

Whenever going to the market place in her native Nigeria, 22-year-old Adamma Umeofia couldn’t help but observe the inconsistent, disorganized and aesthetically displeasing way in which butchers conducted their work. They often had a small box for cutting the meat and a separate place to display it and bag it for their customers. She gradually […]

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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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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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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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12-Year-Old Robotics Genius Finds Joy In Creation

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 by Leih Boyden
12-Year-Old Robotics Genius Finds Joy In Creation

While most children go outside or down to the basement to play video games after school, 12-year-old Rohan Agrawal, from California, heads straight to the mini-studio in his garage to happily create robots.  During an interview with Yahoo news, Rohan stated, “Robotics is my overriding passion because you do all of this work… and then […]

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Ground-breaking cancer test invented by teen prodigy

Thursday, January 9th, 2014 by Ravneet Sandhu
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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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High-school student turns banana peels into bio-fuel

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
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Sixteen-year-old Elif Bilgin from Turkey spent two years developing a way to create bio-plastic out of banana peels, as a replacement of the traditional petroleum-based plastics. Petroleum-based plastics harm the environment in countless ways, including by representing 90 percent of all trash floating on the ocean’s surface, with 46,000 pieces of plastic per square mile.

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Eesha Khare: revolutionizing how we charge and use mobile devices

Saturday, July 20th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
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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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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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The End of Malaria? Brothers Might Have The Answer

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
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Brothers John and Mark Lewandowski may soon launch a global health revolution, by inventing a portable, cheap, fast and easy to use device for early malaria diagnosis. Their invention may not only prevent the death of millions who have already contracted the disease, but also lead to a drastic reduction of incidences of malaria. Malaria […]

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Jordan Casey: the youngest iOS app developer in Europe

Friday, June 21st, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Jordan Casey: the youngest iOS app developer in Europe

In 2012, 12-year-old Jordan Casey from Waterford, Ireland, became  the youngest iOS app developer in Europe and one of the youngest in the world, when his first game, Alien Ball Vs Humans, went on sale on the Apple App Store. The game, inspired by Space Invaders, went to the top of the Apple iTunes store in Ireland. […]

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Student Wins Thiel Fellowship to Pursue Life-Saving Cancer Research

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 by Jordan Doll

Riley Ennis had a passion for biomedical engineering long before he considered majoring in it at Dartmouth College. As a high school student, Ennis spent three years on a cancer vaccine that teaches the human body to recognize and remove tumors similarly to how the immune system attacks bacteria. The work caught the attention of  […]

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Anshul Samar brought the periodic table to life

Saturday, June 1st, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Anshul Samar brought the periodic table to life

When he was 13-years-old, Anshul Samar developed Elementeo, a board-based card game, to help children learn chemistry and science in a fun way, bringing chemical elements and compounds to life by assigning them individual personalities. The goal of the game is to capture the opponent’s electrons and reduce them to zero. On the game’s website, the […]

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Kelvin Doe, 15, Makes Radio Station out of Trash

Friday, May 24th, 2013 by Charlie Butts
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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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Kenyan, 20, Provides Clean Drinking Water

Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Kenyan, 20, Provides Clean Drinking Water

At the beginning of high school, Joel Mwale, currently 20-year-old, caught dysentery from drinking contaminated water provided by his municipal council during Kenya’s annual dry season. As he was slowly recovering from the illness, he started worrying that this disease would “keep on happening, year in, year out, what if next year the same problem […]

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James Whelton makes computer coding easy and fun for young people

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
James Whelton makes computer coding easy and fun for young people

Through his organization, CoderDojo, 20-year-old James Whelton from Cork, Ireland, is helping provide a strong IT education to young people from around the world. Currently operating in around 24 worldwide and helping over 16,000 people, the CoderDojo runs completely free not-for-profit coding classes for young people, with ages ranging from 7 to 18. These courses […]

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Curing cancer from the benches of high-school

Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Curing cancer from the benches of high-school

In 2012, then high school senior, Angela Zhang, won $100,000 in a national Siemens science competition for her research project, which could hold the key to curing cancer. Angela, currently a Harvard University undergraduate, was the only female individual finalist in the competition.  Her interest in her research topic was motivated by her great grandfather’s […]

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14 Year-Old William Kamkwamba Harnesses the Wind for Malawi

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
14 Year-Old William Kamkwamba Harnesses the Wind for Malawi

At the age of 14, William Kamkwamba, from a small Malawian village,built an electricity-producing windmill  using only PVC pipe, a tractor fan, an old bicycle frame, and tree branches. The windmill powered the  four lights and two radios in his home. He achieved this in a country, where only 2 percent of the population has […]

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Eden Full’s SunSaluter could bring sustainable electricity to 1.5 billion people

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Eden Full, the creator of SunSaluter

At the age of 20, Eden Full is a successful and rising entrepreneur. While studying at Princeton University, Eden created the SunSaluter, a rotater that allows solar panels to track the sun’s movements without using electricity. Eden explains her invention “senses changes in temperature using biometallic strips. Biometallic strips are found in your thermostat and are […]

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8th Grader Founds Successful Tech Company

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
8th Grader Founds Successful Tech Company

At a young age Jason McAninch discovered he was good at operating and troubleshooting computers, as he kept helping classmates and teachers with their computer problems. In 1999, when he was in the 8th grade, he started J-TEK, a company initially focused on creating custom computers for locals. When companies such as Dell and Gateway […]

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Mexican Youth Uses Solar to Light up his Country’s Rural Communities

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Mexican Youth Uses Solar to Light up his Country’s Rural Communities

Manuel Wiechers Banuet is a 24-year-old Mexican entrepreneur, who has co-founded Ilumexico, a non-profit organization providing electricity in rural communities through solar energy and efficient LED lighting. According to Manuel, over 600,000 households lack energy access or have deficient service, due to their geographic and economic conditions. Most of them use “lighting sources that are […]

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Jolo Balbin helps commuters in the Philippines navigate their cities

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Jolo Balbin helps commuters in the Philippines navigate their cities

Driving in the Philippines is famously chaotic and difficult to navigate. Realizing that accessing information about public transportation opportunities and costs is not easily available in his country, Jolo Balbin thought about creating a website that could provide good point-to-point directions in the Philippines and would be focused on commuters. Alongside two partners, Ian Maglalang […]

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Vlad Tudose: Young entrepreneur creates Puzzled.by to answer all your questions

Monday, April 15th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Vlad Tudose: Young entrepreneur creates Puzzled.by to answer all your questions

Vlad Tudose is the young creator of Puzzled.by, a social platform aiming to answer all of its users’ questions and satisfy their curiosity. The idea for the site came to Vlad at work, where he needed access to a service to test an idea. He did not want to use the available Facebook tools, knowing […]

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Luke Hood: 19 year-old builds huge business via Youtube

Sunday, April 14th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Luke Hood: 19 year-old builds huge business via Youtube

19-year-old Luke Hood owns the top, second and eight most popular Youtube Channels in the UK. He is the creator and owner of four music channels: UKF Dubstep, UKF Drum&Bass, UKF Mixes, and the newer UKFMusic. UKFDubstep, a channel promoting the latest drum & bass, dubstep and electro music, currently has over 3 million Youtube subscribers and […]

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Abdu Sekalala: the young Ugandan creating apps for Nokia

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Raluca Besliu
Abdu Sekalala: the young Ugandan creating apps for Nokia

At the age of 23, Abdu Sekalala, a young Ugandan student at the School of Computing and Information Technology, Makerere University, already boasts a portfolio of nine internationally-rated mobile phone applications, which have earned him a fortune and made him a billionaire in his country. In 2011, Abdu had the opportunity to be trained by Nokia […]

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