19 May '17, 5pm

#Renewable brilliance: Teenage girl invents machine to convert #ocean waves to #electricity

#Renewable brilliance: Teenage girl invents machine to convert #ocean waves to #electricity

15-year-old inventor Hannah Herbst developed a low-cost method of producing energy from ocean currents – and her idea won top prize at the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge : $25,000 cash. The prototype she built for the competition, a probe that converts the natural movements of the ocean into useable electricity, costs just $12 to make. The ultra-low cost was all part of Herbst’s goal to develop a solution for developing countries, where electricity is sparse and unreliable.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/15-year-old-develops-12-machine-to-c...

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