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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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Max
 
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A new line of avalanche airbag integrated clothing will make protection as easy as putting on a vest. The vest will use a nitrogen based airbag system that will be deployed by the wearer to release a pair of brightly colored bags. The bags will increase the wearer's surface area to help reduce sinking as well as will act a visual signs for rescuers. The vest will also include an array of pockets able to secure other gear, allowing the vest to replace a full backpack.
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Alice
 
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Researchers have discovered a molecule that can destroy cavity-causing bacteria in less than one minute, and could even be added to candies. The molecule will kill Streptococcus Mutans after being held the mouth for 60 seconds, and will also continue to kill the bacteria for several hours after use. It can be used in a number of products, including chewing gum, mouthwash, and toothpastes.
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Jared
 
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Why not create bomb sniffing plants? They will be able to screen the air and provide a warning system for dangerous substances such as explosives. Plant proteins will react to airborne pollutants or trace chemicals from explosives with visible responses, such as blanching white.
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Curious
 
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The idea is to create polymers that could be used to make paint that can heal its own scratches when exposed to UV light. The new polymers are to be using a method known as supramolecular assembly. Polymers made of small molecules will be formed into chains bound by metal ions. When these molecules are exposed to UV light, they will become temporarily unattached, forming a liquid that will fill in the scratches in under a minute. The molecules will reassemble and resolidify once...
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Jack Brown
 
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The new application will help ease (or feed) the fears of people worried about their exposure to radiation through cell-phone use. The application will use the mobile phone's own internal mechanisms and a patent-pending technology to determine the amount of radiation output and user exposure. The system will analyze the data and send alerts when levels are high, and will offer suggestions as to how to reduce radiation exposure.