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IN Science & Technology ON 19 May, 2015
Every one of us is born with incredible potential. Imaginations, curiosity, activeness, energy in a kid gives him the wings to fly for miles. Have a look at these unbelievably superb ideas from little brains that changed the entire world!
This amazing game was invented by 18-year-old Nicholas Fornario.
Popsicles were accidentally invented by an 11-year-old Frank Epperson in 1905. One cold night, Frank left a cup of powdered soda, water and a string stick outside and when she saw it in the morning it was a big surprise and a refreshing treat for her.
Now, these popsicles are available in 30 flavors and thousands of Epperson's Popsicles are eaten in the U.S. each year.
Chester Greenwood, a 15-year-old guy, came up with an idea of earmuffs when one fine day while ice skating his ears got painfully cold. Greenwood made a wire frame and then asked his grandmother to sew beaver skin pads to it. That was the world's first earmuff. In 1877, at the age of 19 he perfectly manufactured the ear protectors and sold them to soldiers during the First World War. By the time he died in 1937, he was able to sell 400,000 pairs of earmuffs just in a year.
Louis Braille was just three years old when accidentally he lost his vision. Later on, while studying at The National Institute For Blind Youth in Paris, he designed a dotted system in specific patterns that helped blind people to learn. The first Braille book was released in 1829, and in 1837 Louis added symbols for math and music.
In 1996, 11-year-old Richie Stachowski went on a trip to Hawaii with his family. While in the swimming pool he got an idea of to create a device that could help him to talk with someone under water. He came up with an idea to create a Water Talkie- a conical device with a blow valve and plastic membrane that enables swimmers to talk with one another underwater from as far as 15 feet away.
16-year-old gymnast and diver George Nissen created the first trampoline in 1930 by stretching canvas over a steel frame. Seventy years later, trampolining was included in Olympics and he was alive to hear the news.
A group of six teens from London Berry, N.H. have developed this smart wheel while some of them can't even drive yet; they have invented a device to help curb distracted driving. It's called the Smart Wheel, and it stands for "Safe Motorist Alert for Restricting Texting, Tweeting, Typing, Touch screens, and Touch ups." It is a cover for steering wheel with sensors and LED lights that detects when you don't have both hands on the wheel.
An aspiring young guy Jack Andraka invented a technique that helped in cancer diagnosis. Andraka created a paper test strip, which is dipped into a solution of carbon nano tubes. The test uses changes in conductivity to detect viruses and antigens quickly and accurately. His sensor is incredibly effective and inexpensive.
18-year-old Ralph Samuelson made skiing possible in water too. He successfully designed skis for water, out of lumber with leather strips to bind them to his feet and he used a window sash as the first water ski rope. Samuelson never patented his invention, he performed shows across the nation that brought water skiing into the national consciousness. In 1966, Samuelson was recognized by the American Water Ski Association as the first recorded water skier in history.
In the year of 2002, a 17-year-old Ryan Patterson invented a glove with some special sensors that translate the hand motions of American sign language into written words on a digital display. This is quite an interesting and helpful device that was made for deaf people.
Oink-a-Saurus is an iPhone and iPad app to teach kids about finance, money management, investing and the stock market. It was invented by Fabian Fernandez-Han when he was just 12 years old. He won a contest put on by BKFK and the New York Stock Exchange for this amazing idea.