There cannot be a bigger fan of any technology that reduces the worlds addiction to oil. While billions are poured into R&D to find alternative power sources, is it possible that high school kid from California holds all the answers. Well maybe not all of them but it seems that a gyroscopic powerplant using the ocean as an energy source could be in our future. Way to go Aarin Goldin. Here is American ingenuity at work!
Energy invention nets scholarship for teen
Gyroscope turns into $100,000 for college
MSNBC staff and news service reports
Updated: 11:23 a.m. ET Dec. 7, 2004
WASHINGTON - A 17-year-old California boy has won a premier high school science competition for inventing a device that converts ocean wave energy into electricity.Aaron Goldin, a senior at San Dieguito High School Academy in Encinitas, Calif., won a $100,000 college scholarship, the top individual prize announced Monday in the Siemens Westinghouse Competition in Math, Science and Technology.Goldin, who created a gyroscope that extracts power from ocean waves, began by developing prototypes using a tape recorder, an answering machine and household appliances as parts.He has taken an innovative application of gyroscopic principles and turned it into a reality, demonstrating great independence and originality, said judge Richard Miles, a professor at Princeton Universitys Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. "With further development, his concept may be scalable to large off-shore power generation as a replacement for fossil fuel power plants."