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Google Science Fair: Taking life-changing ideas from Asia to the world
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Bright young minds from the Asia-Pacific region have tackled some of the world’s greatest challenges in the
Google Science Fair
that is now in its fourth year. They’ve turned their passions into something that could change the world, from finding ways to
bring stable power
to remote villages in India, or for
farmers to cultivate crops
on multi-storeyed buildings to overcome land scarcity.
Last year, inspired by a trip to India where he saw ambulances stuck in traffic jams and unable to move, Australia’s Viney Kumar
won the 13-14-year-old category
that tells drivers to get out of the way when an emergency vehicle is approaching. That year also saw three 16-year-old Singaporeans, Yi Xi Kang, Kwok Ling Yi and Tricia Lim, get to the finals with their exploration of how
liver scarring could be helped and prevented
Viney Kumar with other 2013 winners Ann Makosinski, Elif Bilgin and Eric Chen
So if you’ve got a great idea like Rohit Fenn, who developed a system to
reduce toilet water consumption by half
, or Shrishti Asthana who found a way to
recycle fuel by using sunlight
in the hope of saving the world from a global energy crisis now is the time to let the world know.
All you need to participate in this year’s Google Science Fair is curiosity and an Internet connection. Project submissions are due May 12, and the winners will be announced at the finalist event at Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, on September 22. For more details on how to sign up (and all the cool prizes that are waiting for you), visit
What do you love? What are you good at? What problem have you always dreamed of solving? Get started with your project today—it’s your turn to change the world.
Posted by Clare Conway, Google Science Fair team
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