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I can't help but be excited for the future knowing these teens are using their imaginations for such incredible inventions. Is there a way we can get all four of them together to create the ultimate problem-solving, world-changing dream team? I'm not kidding here. Let's get on that.

1. The phrase "don't waste your breath" takes on new meaning with this amazing invention from 16-year-old Arsh Shah Dilbagi. Arsh's TALK technology enables people with limited speech capabilities to communicate through Morse code using their breath!


Check out the video to learn more about Arsh's invention and how it works!

2. 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, and Faleke Oluwatoyin, along with their 15-year-old classmate Bello Eniola, came up with a urine-powered generator!

This clip from TVC News explains how Duro came up with the idea and how it works.


3. 14-year-old Remya Jose invented a way for her family to wash their clothes and get some exercise at the same time.


4. At 17 years old, Ryan Patterson transformed a golf glove into a powerful communication tool for the deaf and hard of hearing.Here, Ryan demonstrates how the glove can translate sign language and then transmit the data to a computer monitor or handheld screen.

Even though these inventions make me feel a little embarrassed by my completely average high school science projects, I'm more excited by the prospect of living in a world where kids like these are finding innovative and creative ways to make it a better place.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21


Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.


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This article originally appeared on 08.05.21


Six years ago, a high school student named Christopher Justice eloquently explained the multiple problems with flying the Confederate flag. A video clip of Justice's truth bomb has made the viral rounds a few times since then, and here it is once again getting the attention it deserves.

Justice doesn't just explain why the flag is seen as a symbol of racism. He also explains the history of when the flag originated and why flying a Confederate flag makes no sense for people who claim to be loyal Americans.

But that clip, as great as it is, is a small part of the whole story. Knowing how the discussion came about and seeing the full debate in context is even more impressive.

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