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