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Artery Recanalization Tool (ART)
A tiny, virtual-reality-controlled device travels though blocked arteries and removes plaque and calcium deposits.
Dunbar High School
The Use Of Antisense
Antisense technology renders harmful genes harmless by blocking expression of the protein for which the gene codes.
Lake Braddock Secondary School
Virtual Reality And The Tele-Interactiphone
This phone "virtually" puts you and your caller in the same room, or you can transmit a pre-programmed likeness if you're not up to an "appearance."
Bloomingdale Senior High School
Fold-out "legs" transport this battery-powered chair up and down stairs. Other convenient safety features include snow tires.
Sacajawea Middle School
A New Milking Machine
Tomorrow's cows wear bar code tags that tell lightweight computerized milking machines when and how to milk them.
Beresford Junior High School
Magnetic resonance imaging technology yields quicker, cleaner autopsies. If necessary, a robotic arm can make incisions to obtain more information.
Frederick Middle School
Cow To Now
Milk cartons of the future come with a built-in pH indicator to tell you whether or not your milk is fresh.
Crete Elementary School
The Information Personalized Cane System: An Aid For The Visually Impaired
Combined with artificial eyes capable of reading large type, these computerized canes help the visually impaired move about more securely.
Ward Elementary School
Genetic Engineering Of Plants With Complete Proteins
Cactus evolves into a nutritious food -- with a thinner skin and no spines -- thanks to genetic engineering.
Sacred Heart Academy
Mount Pleasant, MI
From Sticks To Computer Chips: The Terrific Toothbrush
A minicomputer detects cavities, bacteria, viruses and pH levels. Double-edged brushes clean upper and lower teeth simultaneously.
The Playground Peacemaker
Budbot is a solar-powered robot programmed to referee disputes and give advice on keeping friends and solving problems without violence.
Meadow Drive Elementary School
Abe Universal Phone
Computer technology allows this phone to translate phone messages into the language of your choice.
Broadus Elementary School