Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hollow: Flashlight that runs on the heat of a human hand










15-year-old Ann Makosinski didn’t let homework stand in the way of submitting her human-powered flashlight to Google’s 2013 Science Fair, because the B.C. native’s project has been selected as one of 15 final projects.

Makosinski, who lives in Victoria, B.C., will be the only Canadian to fly to Google’s Mountain View, California headquarters to present her science project to a panel of international scientists.

“I am in absolute shock – I didn’t expect this,” Makosinski told Global News Thursday, shortly after Google announced the finalists on its official blog.

She noted that she almost didn’t make the submission deadline for the global science fair, due to mounting homework and a local science fair project she had already committed to.

Just 45 minutes before Google’s deadline she submitted her project – a flashlight that runs solely on the heat of the human hand.

“I’m really proud to represent my country,” said Makosinski.