He is known for his trailblazing work which includes the co-invention of an ultra-fast imaging camera that can see around corners, low-cost eye-care solutions and a camera that enables users to read the first few pages of a book without opening the cover. Raskar hails from the Hindu pilgrimage town of Nashik in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Despite living in the U. The Kumbhathon tried out innovative solutions to challenges like providing housing, sanitation and transportation to pilgrims during the festival. Raskar said in emailed answers to questions.
Top Young Inventors Are Selected
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It's true that most teens are only worried about taking selfies, messaging or playing games, but not these. Meet ten dedicated youths who are spending their time and energy to create new things to make a better world for everyone. After learning approximately 38 children die each year from being left in hot cars, young Andrew Pelham felt compelled to do something. The city is also known as the rubber capital of the United States. There is only one rule for contestants — they must use rubber bands in their invention.
Innovator Awards 2018: A Roomful of Legends
Crafting a better future from a world in flux. This is the hallmark of WSJ. Magazine's Innovators—a group of visionary, foundation-shaking luminaries working across nine fields. Selected by WSJ.
Winner Wang Qijie received the gold award for discovering an innovative and simple way to build cheaper optical interleavers and de-interleavers, which make it easier for fiber-optic networks to carry more data and the services cheaper for customers. The bronze award went to Liang Xiaojun, Sun Yi and Zhang Xuming, who developed a chip-based diagnostic kit that can detect cancer instantly, long before the patients' bodies demonstrate any signs of illness, says a written statement from the China operation of Dow Jones, to which AWSJ belongs. The silver award was given to Randall Law, from National University of Singapore for the invention of an ultrafast laser nano-patterning device. A total of 12 scientific and technological inventions from Singapore, Australia, India and Philippines were selected as finalists from 87 nominations from Asia-Pacific higher education institutions.