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Scientific American Science in Action Award 2014 [UPDATED]

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    The Google Science Fair is a global
    online competition
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    where any student
    between the age of 13 and 18
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    can enter Science Fair projects
    on variety of topics.
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    Scientific American, which has been a
    founding partner
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    of the Google Science Fair since it began,
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    gives annually an award called
    Scientific American Science in Action.
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    The award is $50,000 and a year of
    mentoring to further the project.
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    In the first year, in 2012,
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    our Scientific American Science in Action
    winners were
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    Sakhiwe Shongwe and Bonkhe Malalela.
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    Their amazing innovation was to develop a
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    simplified hydroponic system that used 90%
    waste and vastly improved crop production.
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    The following year is a 16-year girl
    named Elif Bilgin
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    and Elif's great innovation was to make
    bioplastics out of banana peels.
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    These bioplastics could be used for
    things like prosthetics
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    and insulation for cables.
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    This year's winner is Kenneth Shinozuka.
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    And what Kenneth did was so inspiring.
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    He solved the problem that affects
    so many millions of people
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    who have a beloved family member
    who suffers from Alzheimer's.
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    Kenneth figured out a way
    to combine technologies that
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    could really benefit those caregivers
    and patients in those families.
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    I believe that science is
    an engine of human prosperity.
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    Frankly, what I am hoping for is
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    that program like the Google Science Fair
    really inspire
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    and invite more people into science
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    so we can help change the world
    in better way.
Títol:
Scientific American Science in Action Award 2014 [UPDATED]
Descripció:

As a partner of the Google Science Fair, Scientific American awards $50,000 to a student, along with a year of mentorship, to take their project forward. Congratulations to 2014 winner Kenneth Shinozuka. More details: http://www.scientificamerican.com/education/science-in-action/

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Video Language:
English
Team:
Scientific American
Projecte:
Science in Action
Duration:
01:41

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