Watchful Wi-Fi Detective at Intel ISEF 2008

Could a roving camera help us find better Wi-Fi Internet connections?

Ideas like this signal detector, if practical and shrinkable (cost and size), they stand a chance of getting integrated into future products.

In some ways, that’s how Intel Centrino mobile technology lifted mobile computing to new heights in 2003 by integrating the improving, shrinking Wi-Fi chip and antenna technology inside the computer motherboard.

I wonder what Vic Hayes would say about this Wi-Fi camera signal detector. He often referred to the “father of Wi-Fi” for helping design standards such as IEEE 802.11b, and 802.11a.

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Hong Kong Drunk Driving Breathalyser

The red Ferrari toy car, toy car steering wheel and blinking red lights caught my eye and the eye of passersby strolling through the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Thursday, May 15 the event was open to the public. It was packed with parents and children, teachers and students, mom’s and grandmas and lots of grampas.

A duo from Hong Kong shows us the alcohol breath tester that could help keep drunk people from getting behind the wheel of their own vehicle. Their demo was a hit all afternoon.

One young bystander asked: Will you make one that detects cigarette smoke? We all chuckled and went our own way thinking that question was undeniably inspirational!

ISEF Through Judges Eyes

One of the toughest jobs I’ve seen in a long time?  Being a judge at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.  In this video you hear from some judges then see snippets of some competing projects, including the Coccoon protective baby child car seat.

AUDIO: Math and Biology Together Tackle Knots at Intel ISEF

Listen to this and see if it opens your mind to math and biology, or ties your brain in knots.

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AUDIO: It’s a Guy Thing — Impact of Dad’s on Daughter’s Maturity

One of the projects the Intel BlogMamma Annie Rodkins pointed out to me was “It’s a Guy Thing.”
My first thought immediate went to It’s a Momma Thing, especially with regard to the Italian phenomenon “mammone,” where men live at home beyond their late twenties or continue depending on the unserpassed care of their mom.
Emily Summerville of Atlanta did her homework and collected lots of data. There was lots of research on mother-daughter and father-son, even brother-sister and mom-dad, but not much organized information on Father-Daughter.
Want to know what kind of impact a biological father has on his daughter? Take a listen to Emily, talking form the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

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AUDIO: Digital Dentistry to Find, Fight Cavities

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AUDIO: Detecting Hazardous Chemicals in Food

Building on experiences at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, this young chemistry student keeps making connections, new discoveries that pull her deeper into detecting details of chemicals.

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