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11-Year-Old Invents Landmark Water Quality Detection Device

Featured image: Rao demonstrating her prototype. Credit: Fast Company

Gitanjali Rao says “I believe that everyone has a right to know if their drinking water is safe or not.”

By Amelia Kinney, True Activist

11-year-old Gitanjali Rao had a vision of making water quality easier to detect. Her invention, the Tethys, uses carbon nanotube sensors to detect lead. The device connects to a mobile app to instantly report the water quality information.

“Before I had the idea for my solution, I noticed articles about how there was no solution to detect lead in water that is fast, easy, and inexpensive,” Rao told Fast Company in an interview. Rao recently graduated from 6th grade at Brentwood Middle School in Brentwood Tennessee. Her invention earned her finalist placing in the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Continue reading 11-Year-Old Invents Landmark Water Quality Detection Device


11 Year Old Kid Destroys Monsanto In TED Talk

Thanks to: http://soundofheart.org/galacticfreepress/content/11-year-old-kid-destroys-monsanto-ted-talk

11 Year Old Kid Destroys Monsanto In TED Talk!

  June 3, 2013

Last week, millions of people from 250 cities world-wide marched in protest against Monsanto and GMO crops. The event was barely mentioned by corporate media. Activists, bloggers, and social media have taken the fight to Monsanto and other evil corporations such as those run by the Koch brothers, getting information out and even developing a smart phone app that allows people to easily boycott the Koch Brothers and Monsanto.

Birke Baehr is eleven years old, and gave an eye-opening inspirational talk at TED that’s so good, we’re sure that if Monsanto and the Koch brothers could – they would ban it.

The talk is entitled, “What’s Wrong With Our Food System”