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Tornado can often strike at night when people are asleep and not tuned into the weather channel. As a result many of them are injured or killed. My solution is to create software that the National Weather Service can use to inform people about the tornado (in a single second). It will send text messages to all cell phones/landlines to people in areas most likely to be hit. This will be definitely a great warning system for those who are not tuned into TV, but are carrying phones.
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Max
 
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I suppose that microscopic worms could do a better job of detecting explosives than X-ray machines, metal detectors or bomb sniffing dogs. The tiny nematodes, known as Caenorhabditis elegans, have little scent organs on the sides of their mouths. Why not extract the receptors from the amphids and incorporate them into a device (so called bomb sniffing machine).
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Adam
 
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01/11/2011
I want scientists to discover a substance effecting powerfully on the biological clock. Eventually, this substance could be used to help workers on the night shift or frequent travelers better tolerate the variances in their schedules.
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Jay
 
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I heard that it is possible to create a drug addiction vaccine to help users kick the habit. The vaccine will be a combination of cocaine like chemical and an inactive cold virus. It will bind to the cocaine in the bloodstream and prevent it from reaching the brain.
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Patrik
 
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01/11/2011
The DNA of E.coli bacteria was found to be a great data storage. Data compressed into chunks can be placed in different cells and easily located later. This new method enables one gram of E. coli to store the same amount of data as 450 two-terabyte hard drives, and can even be used to store images, music, and videos.
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parker9054
 
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02/18/2011
My idea is to use piezoelectricity to generate energy. Piezoelectricity is the charge that accumulates in response to applied mechanical strain, such as the vibrations of vehicles driving on roads. The piezoelectric sensors are inexpensive and can be installed during regular repaving. When utilized on a single lane, two mile stretch of road, the sensors could produce up to 44 megawatts of electricity each year, which is enough to power 30,800 homes for a year.
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Jay
 
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The idea is to develop a new fire-resistant fabric made of renewable materials such as clay and lobster shells. The material will be made up of alternating fibers one-thousandth the width of a human hair, which will allow the polymer liquid to soak in and coat each individual strand. The coating will expand slightly when exposed to a flame, creating a protective bubble that will prevent the fabric from igniting. The coating will not affect the fabric's texture, color, or...
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Mr X
 
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01/13/2011
I have on more idea which could help to combat obesity. Why not create a system to send electrical impulses to the stomach, causing the patient to feel satisfied faster. The system will consist of an electrical stimulator and a sensor that can detect food in the stomach. The advantages of such a treatment: * It is completely reversible and has less side effects; * The system will be able to record the patient's eating and exercise habits.
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JB
 
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Why not use magma as a potential source of geothermal energy? It is actually able to power up to 30,000 homes. FYI, magma can produce dry steam at 750 degrees Fahrenheit, which can generate up to 25 megawatts of electricity. The usual geothermal well can produce 5 to 8 megawatts of electricity.
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Max
 
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04/10/2011
A new technology is able to use ordinary light to create holographic images, opening to door to 3D displays without the need for special screens or glasses. The new technology will use the diffraction of free electrons on thin metal films. When the electrons are excited by incoming protons, they begin to emit colored light at a specific wavelength. These excited electrons will emit a different color of light depending upon the angle of the incoming proton, and bouncing this light...
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