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The Week in Review:
Who is Raffaelo D’Andrea? He is a roboticist and developer of quadcopters, robots that think like athletes, solving physical problems with algorithms that help them learn. This week in Edinburgh, Scotland, D’Andrea demonstrated his clever drones playing catch, balancing and … Continue reading
Today, April 22, is Earth Day. KWHS talked with young people from Massachusetts to Mumbai, India, to learn about their passion and commitment to global environmental issues such as overuse of plastic bottles, fracking, the global water crisis and solar energy, to name a few of their concerns. it is a testament to the influence of youth activists everywhere.
The Week in Review:
In March, some of the country’s most innovative high school seniors traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Intel Science Talent Search 2013. KWHS spoke with $100,000 winner Sara Volz, a teen from Colorado, about biofuel, algae and building a laboratory in her bedroom.
In 2012, student entrepreneur Ryan Marschang and some of his classmates launched Invisergy, a developer of solar technology building materials. While the technology showed great potential, building owners weren’t quite ready for the high-tech product, and its founders dissolved the business in December. Marschang sat down with KWHS Editor Diana Drake to discuss his passion for energy and how it feels to close the doors on a new business.
What stands 300 feet high, weighs more than 1,000 tons and has rotor blades that reach more than 250 feet in diameter? Chances are you’ve seen one, but never really thought much about it. Wind turbines are perhaps the most towering evidence of a growing manufacturing sector in the U.S. – the production of wind energy. KWHS goes down to the farm – the wind farm, that is – to check out the moving parts of this promising new industry.