TAG: Purification

Top Young Scientist Award

Polluted water

Brilliant minds are not limited by age and neither is caring for others. The top young scientist has been crowned for 2012. The 14-year-old school student from New Hampshire, Deepika Kurup, was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” for inventing a solar-powered water jug that has the ability to change dirty water into a purified drinking water. Deepika Kurup did not only surpass 9 other finalists with her science and math skills to win $25,000 from Discovery Education and 3M. Kurup persuaded the judges with a fantastic five minute long, live presentation about the difficulty of a billion less fortunate people… read more

LifeStraw Saves Lives

LifeStraw purification method

The “LifeStraw” is an invention that could become one of the greatest life-savers in history. LifeStraw is a portable water purification instrument that cleanses surface water and makes it safe for human consumption.  It is a 25 cm long, 29 mm diameter, plastic pipe filter and costs just a few dollars. The original idea was created years ago by Torben Vestergaard Frandsen, but over the years in partnership with The Carter Center and others, the Lifestraw has made clean water a possibility to many. Millions of people die every year because they don’t have clean water to drink. Until now,… read more

Drinking Clay

Healing properties of clay

It sounds strange, however, there’s a new craze. Actually, let me correct that, an ancient craze that’s becoming cool again. Drinking clay. The thought of drinking clay doesn’t really float my boat, but of course if it’s good for you, then I will most probably jump on board. The Ancient Egyptians, known for their innovative regimes, were lovers of clay. They used it medicinally and for embalming. The Incas had drinking clay as part of their diet. The Aboriginals use clay as part of their rituals. Clay has been commonly used as a purification method. In baths it is known… read more