15-year-old inventor

Project Description

15-year-old inventor Hannah Herbst developed a low-cost method of producing energy from ocean currents. Her idea won top prize at the 2015 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The prototype she built for the competition, a probe that converts the natural movements of the ocean into useable electricity, costs just $12 to make. The ultra-low cost was all part of Herbst’s goal to develop a solution for developing countries, where electricity is sparse and unreliable.

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