By the Scientific American staff
This week, "Where Are They Now?" columnist Laura Vanderkam and managing editor, online, Ivan Oransky, are in Atlanta for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. ISEF is an annual event that seeks to show off the best of high school science. Sponsored by Intel—which also sponsors the Science Talent Search whose past finalists we started profiling this week—it draws 1,500 students from 51 countries to a host city to show off their work. The kids compete for $4 million in scholarships and awards.
Read Oransky's and Vanderkam's blogs from the exhibit hall:
- Our first blog, on kudzu as a biofuel source
- How two twins lowered cholesterol using an ancient family remedy
- Using weeds and seashells to get rid of unwanted pests and lead
- 11- and 14-year-old sisters make robots out of Legos
- A Missouri teen surveys voters and finds out the next president will be her mom
- Proof that Tetris makes you smarter
- The physics roundup, including what WD-40 will do to your shoes
- A battery that runs on air
- Watch this: The effects of heat on time-telling
- Live from ISEF: And the winners are...asteroids!
- Slideshow: Scenes from the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair