I learned something right away from watching the Google Science Fair contestants and their inventions. It is not always the super studious, geek like students that submit award winning science fair projects. These students do however follow one definite pattern. The are always questioning what is and envisioning what could be.
With that being said, please meet Ann Makosinski, winner of the 15-16 Age Category of the Google Science Fair 2013.
There are still well over one billion people in the world that do not have access to electricity and lights after the sun goes down. They also cannot afford fuel or batteries so what they need is a light source that does not require what we conventionally think of as energy.
Ann saw this condition of the world and decided she would find a different solution to the problem leading to her invention of a human heat powered flashlight.
This is truly a game changing invention.
Gordon's expertise in the area of industrial energy efficiency and alternative energy. He is an experienced electrical engineer with a Masters degree in Alternative Energy technology. He is the co-founder of several renewable energy media sites including Solar Thermal Magazine.