Friday, May 9, 2008

The Future's So Bright

Nathaniel Hipsman, 17, of Marietta, GA, a finalist at the 2008 Intel Science Talent Search (STS) displays his research, which may improve the precision of atomic clocks, such as those used in GPS devices, at the National Academy of Sciences. The 40 Intel STS finalists are in Washington, DC, this week, competing for more than $500,000 in scholarships.

Hannah Haas, 13, of Charlotte, N.C., used Bubble Wrap(r) cushioning to create wallpaper to engage and comfort children afflicted with autism, and was named the Grand Prize Winner in Sealed Air Corporation's second annual Bubble Wrap(r) Competition for Young Inventors.

Lucas Tambaiolli, 17, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, displays his project at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF). Lucas created a device to potentially help the blind see through transcranial stimuli.

The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades by Timbuk3