Alexander Kendrick, a sixteen year-old of Los Alamos, New Mexico, is the winner of the 2009 International Science Fair for his low-frequency underground-capable radio. The underground device allows digital data to be successfully transmitted from deeper underground than ever before possible.
The applied technology has the potential to improve the transmission of scientific data that can be corrupted by humans and in cases where underground rescues are needed. Cell phones and walkie-talkies don't work underground, but Kendrick's undergound digital communication does.
Listen to the NPR story here.
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