Something perfect for hurricane season.
Ann Makosinski, a 15-year old from British Columbia, invented a thermoelectric Hollow Flashlight that shines simply from the heat of your hand.
She determined the heat of a personâ€™s palm generates about 57 milliwatts of electricity â€” far greater than the half-milliwatt needed to illuminate her flashlightâ€™s LED.
The invention made her one of 15 finalists at the Google Science Fair, which means she’ll get to travel to Googleâ€™s Mountain View, Calif.Â headquarters for the finals of the competition. She could ultimately win a grand prize of $50,000 and a trip to the Galapagos Islands.
More reason to keep hitting those books!
posted by: Lee Ann