Human Chargers
Not getting enough rays these days? Never fear: engineers may be on the brink of creating our own miniature star.

While solar power is a key part of the global clean energy strategy, scientists are pursuing other, perhaps more promising, methods to produce fuel sources. One such possibility is the recreation of fusion, a powerful nuclear reaction that only occurs naturally on the blazing surfaces of stars.

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Palestine Girls
Asil Abu Lil and her two classmates, who are 14 years old and reside in the Askar refugee camp in the West Bank, built an obstacle-detecting walking stick for a class project. Next month they will take it to the the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in San Jose, CA.

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