grade students Anika Patel and Angela Riggins of Washington, USA have
been named as winners from among 14,000 participants in the 2010
ExploraVision Awards, sponsored by Japan-based electronics company
Toshiba. With a mutual love of scientific experiments, the two teens
designed an eco-friendly printer
system that conserves resources by removing ink from paper, thus facilitating reuse of both materials.
said they were inspired by the gecko lizard, whose unique feet are
specially adapted for sticking to surfaces. Thus, the printer rollers
are designed to be able to reverse their electrical charge, with the ink
that was sticking to the paper being released and stored for re-use.
The regional award for their futuristic concept has qualified the two youths for a national competition.
green hats off, Anika Patel and Angela Riggins for your ingenious
development and deserved distinction! Wishing you continued inspiration
and the joy of discovery in such humanity- and Earth-enhancing
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