Young Inventor Receives Google Award for New Flu Cure

The Google Science Fair (Google Science Fair 2013) closed yesterday, where young scientists showcased their inventions in various fields of science and technology. The young inventors were between 13 and 18 years old.

The Google Science Fair brought together over a thousand exhibits from all over the world. But only four participants managed to go home with prizes.

The grand prize went to 17-year-old Eric Chen, who has combined computer modeling and biological research to create a new kind of influenza drug. The winner received a $ 50, 000 scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos Islands. And the school where Chen is studying was awarded an excursion to CERN and a cash prize of $ 10, 000.

Winnie Kumar from Australia also received prizes for an application warning emergency vehicles and Anne Makosinski from Canada for a flashlight that works without a battery or any moving parts. Another winner was Elif Bilgin from Istanbul, who managed to create plastic from a banana peel. All winners were presented with Lego cups and prizes from National Geographic and Scientific American.