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2005 Winners

Grades 10-12

First Place

Earthquake Detection: 7400 Leagues Above the Sea is an early-warning tsunami detection system that could prevent catastrophic loss of life as in the recent Asian tsunami. It uses geosynchronous satellites to detect electromagnetic waves and magnetic fields weeks before the impending event.

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Highland Park High School

Highland Park, NJ

Second Place

Body MASS: Multi Analysis Sensory System is an artificial intelligence system that monitors vital signs and nutrient and mineral levels. Worn as clothing, it allows patients to monitor their health and provide information to their doctors.

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Don Mills Collegiate Institute

Toronto, Canada

Grades 7-9

First Place

Visible-Light Photocatalysis uses nanotechnology to detoxify and clean polluted water and air. It can also clean facilities such as hospitals to prevent the spread of disease.

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Hawken Middle School

Lyndhurst, OH

Second Place

MID: Microbe ID System uses sensors in a handheld device to identify the microbes that cause a patient's illness. It draws samples of air from a patient's breath and observes how particles react with specific MID sensors. Medical diagnosis can be more accurately determined.

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Loomis Grammar School

Loomis, CA

Grades 4-6

First Place

VEWS: Volcano Early Warning System

People living in volcano or mudslide-prone areas will get to higher ground safely thanks to VEWS: Volcano Early Warning System. This CD unit uses holographic GPS to relay an emergency signal that calmly informs people of the best safety route.

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Home Connection-Oak Harbor School District

Oak Harbor, WA

Second Place

The Appy-Bot eliminates the need for appendectomies in the future by using nanotechnology to repair a patient's appendix. A gel-cap taken orally will release a fleet of Appy-Bots to clear away obstructions and flush them from the body.

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Heritage Heights Elementary School

Amherst, NY

Grades K-3

First Place

L.I.F.E.: Living Impaired Future Eye allows visually impaired people to lead more independent lives. This hands-free unit uses an infrared motion system and ultrasound to detect and communicate movement to the user, allowing blind people to walk without a cane.

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Dardenne Elementary School

O'Fallon, MO

Second Place

MiraclEyes 3000is a multi-sensory aid for the blind. It uses radar, GPS and mapping software to provide real-time walking directions in any city in the world, in any language. Instead of a cane, a vibrating belt worn around the waist alerts users to nearby objects.

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L.D. Batchelder School

North Reading, MA

A Word From Our Alumni

"ExploraVision taught me the importance of creativity and hard work. It is a great chance to let your imagination run wild and to promote and develop the visions you come up with!"
Karoline
Rochester Institute of Technology
1997 Award Winner