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Unbeatable
 
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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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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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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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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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Gemini
 
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It was discovered that minced banana peels remove toxic metals from wastewater better than many of the leading chemical treatments. Banana peels are up to 20 percent more effective than other materials, and the same batch of peels can be used up to 11 times. The peels are an attractive option as a water purifier because they don't have to be modified to work, and, coupled with their low cost, could be used in places little funding for water treatment.
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Patrik
 
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The idea is to develop a new fast and efficient water distillation method incorporating nanotechnology. There will be a new desalination membrane with carbon nanotubes imbedded in its pores. The nanotubes will allow for much greater vapor penetration, less water clogging, and a higher rate of flow in lower temperatures. There will be no need to heat the water which means that less energy will be required to run the system. This will save both money and resources. The new...
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Amanda
 
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The idea is to create a biodegradable carpet, which can be shredded and turned into organic fertilizer rather than incinerated. The carpets will be made of organic wool held together by a biodegradable paste rather than the conventional latex backing. The new paste will also use 50 percent less energy in its application, requiring lower temperatures for less time than conventional methods.
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Dr. Gibbson
 
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10/30/2011
The idea is to create artificial red blood cells capable of transporting oxygen. The blood cells will be made using human stem cells. They will be natural and manufactured safely in large numbers. The artificial blood could eliminate the need to transport and store blood supplies, and could lower the chances of the transmission of blood borne diseases.
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Jocker
 
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12/09/2011
The new wave power system concept is inspired by the swaying action of ocean plants. The system will consist of a central column topped with an array of blades reaching almost to the surface of the water. The action of the waves both above and below the surface will cause the column to move back and forth, pressurizing a hydraulic fluid which will spin a generator and covert the energy into electricity. The system will be easy to install and service, and, unlike conventional...