San Jose Scientist Makes Mind Mouse

While in Atlanta competing in the Intel ISEF 2008, Nitin Kitchley captured the interest of his hometown ABC TV affiliate KGO-TV.    The benefits and possibilities are endless:  a mouse that attaches to your brain.  That’s give my fingers a much needed rest.

Wonder what computer mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart was say?


Mechanical Craftman Designs Drip Trailer Tricycle

Tobias Noerbo from Denmark is a mechanical engineer blending artistic and scientific design skills.

In the first video, he describes his drip cart equipped tricycle designed for children so they can remain connected to their medicine and still play inside hospital halls.

For the second video, he used The Flip video camera to document his preparation for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

ISEF is open to the public on Thursday and winners are announced on Friday. Tobias is in the race and determined finish at the top.

Inspiring Young Scientists Meet and Compete

Over 1,500 high school scientists from all corners of the globe are packing their bags about to hop on planes, trains and roads leading to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

This Podcast captures the collective can-do, innovative spirit inside many of these students, who someday will likely play a big or small part in improving our world.

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This will be my first trip to Atlanta, and my first chance at experiencing the annual gathering of top science savvy students. Some of the things I’m looking forward to seeing?

  • Shoes that generate electicity to an engine that runs on water
  • Ping pong ball to filter oil from sea water to an electronic walking stick for the blind
  • Robots…robots…robots!

I’ll be there helping students, teachers and organizers share their great stories from the event. So let me know what you’re interested in — ways to improve healthcare, finding cures, helping the environment, mathmatics, rocket science! — and I will try share what I can find.