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Young Inventor Now Facing Schizophrenia Diagnosis

Joey Hudy's family faces mounting debt to help son

(Newser) - A science phenom known for impressing President Obama with his marshmallow air cannon at the 2012 White House Science Fair faces crushing debt after being diagnosed with a mental illness. Joey Hudy, now 20, is undergoing treatment for schizophrenia at a live-in facility in Tennessee that costs his family $25,... More »

6th-Grader's Fish Project Blows Away Scientists

She says experts were making a silly assumption

(Newser) - Sometimes it takes a kid to truly think outside the box. Such is the case of 12-year-old science fair entrant Lauren Arrington, who decided to investigate lionfish, which the Florida native had observed up close while snorkeling and fishing in the ocean. "Scientists were doing plenty of tests on... More »

Teen Discovers Font Change Could Save Feds $136M

Suvir Mirchandani finds Garamond is the way to go

(Newser) - A teen's science fair project could save the US government $136 million each year. Oh, and it could save you a few bucks, too. Suvir Mirchandani, 14, wanted to find a way to make his many school handouts more sustainable. It all boiled down to a single liquid: After... More »

15-Year-Old Girl Invents Body-Heat Powered Flashlight

Wins her a place in the Google Science Fair

(Newser) - Canadian teen Ann Makosinski is one of just 15 students in the world selected as a finalist in the Google Science Fair, thanks to her energy-saving invention: A hollow flashlight powered entirely by body-heat from your hand. The flashlight utilizes Peltier tiles, which generate electricity when heated on one side... More »

Teen Builds Nuclear Reactor, Booted From Science Fair

... on a technicality

(Newser) - Wyoming's Conrad Farnsworth has done something maybe 60 people around the world have managed to do: achieve nuclear fusion. Which is to say, he built a nuclear reactor in his father's garage, reports the Casper Star-Tribune . Not bad for a high school student, though his feat is actually... More »

Teen Girl Invents Insanely Fast Battery Charger

New supercapacitor could charge phone in 30 seconds

(Newser) - Prepare to feel inadequate: 18-year-old California student Eesha Khare has created a supercapacitor that could recharge a cellphone battery in 30 seconds. The invention won her $50,000 in the Society for Science & the Public's huge international science fair, beating out more than 1,600 others from over... More »

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