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Young People Solve the World’s Problems at Google Science Fair

青年人在谷歌科技博览会上解决了诸多世界问题

When 16-year-old Celestine Wenardy learned that diabetes was a “silent killer” in her home country of Indonesia, she wanted to find an easy way for people to test their blood sugar levels.

当十六岁的西莱丝汀·温纳迪了解到糖尿病在她的国家印度尼西亚是一个隐形杀手时,她想为人们找到一个简单的检测血糖水平的方法。

People with diabetes usually take a few drops of their own blood to measure the sugar levels. The Indonesian teenager came up with an idea of using heat on a person’s skin for the test.

患有糖尿病的人通常需要去几滴自己的血液来测量血糖水平。这位印度尼西亚的青少年想出了利用人体皮肤的热量来测量血糖水平的主意。

She explains how the test works.

她解释了这个测验是如何进行的。

“So this looks like there is no light passing through, but actually if you covered it up, there is light that passes through your skin.”

“所以这看起来好像没有光通过,但是实际上如果你把它盖上,有光通过你的皮肤。”

Discussing her work, she told VOA: “I need to make sure it’s absolutely accurate, because people’s health is in your hands.”

当讨论她的产品时,她告诉VOA:“我需要确保它是相当准确的,因为人们的健康握在你的手中。”

After one failure, the 16-year-old then entered her project in the Google Science Fair. She ended up winning the Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award.

在经历了一次失败之后,接着这位16岁的女孩带着她的项目参加了谷歌科技博览会。她最终赢得了维珍银河先锋奖。

Celestine Wenardy is part of 20 teams of students competing this week. The teenagers are from 14 countries. They brought with them new ideas for solving problems in health, the environment and sustainability.

西莱丝汀·温纳迪是这周参与竞赛的20个队的学生的一员。这些青少年来自14个国家。他们带来了可解决健康、环境和可持续发展等问题的新主意。

Daniel Kazantsev from Russia is another student at the science fair. He wanted to help people with a physical disability or those recovering from an injury.

来自俄罗斯的丹尼尔·卡桑采夫是参与该科技博览会的另外一名学生。他想帮助有生理缺陷或者从一次损伤中康复的人。

His project uses sensors to measure arm and hand movements, such as sign language. The sensors turn the measurements into actual speech. His project won the LEGO Education Award.

他的项目使用传感器来测量胳膊和手的活动,例如手势语。这些传感器将这些测量结果转变成实际的口语。他的项目赢得了乐高积木奖。

Students from Saudi Arabia developed an exoskeleton glove for an injured hand. The device helps teach the hand how to move.

来自沙特阿拉伯的学生为一只受伤的手发明了外骨骼手套。这个仪器可帮助教会这只手如何移动。

Tuan Dolmen from Turkey wanted to harvest energy produced from the movement of tree branches. He said that energy can then be used by farmers to power devices in the field to measure air quality. The project was awarded the Scientific American Innovator Award.

来自土耳其的Tuan Dolmen想获得树枝的移动中产生的能量。他说那些能量然后能够被农民利用驱动田间的设备用于测量空气质量。这个项目被授予了科学美国创新奖。

“I’m a bit shocked, actually,” he said about the award. “I feel really proud that someone has appreciated my work. It has been a pleasure, and it has been an honor.”

“实际上我有一点吃惊,”他谈论该奖项时说。“某些人能够很欣赏我的作品我真的感到很自豪。它已经成为一种乐趣并且它也变成了一种荣誉。”

The winner of the Google Grand Prize, which comes with $50,000, was Fionn Ferreira from Ireland. He created a new method to remove microplastics from the water using magnets.

赢得了五万美元的奖金的谷歌大奖得主是来自爱尔兰的菲奥恩·费雷拉。他创造了一种新的方法可将利用磁铁从水中去除微塑料。

“I live in the middle of nowhere, so I had to build everything myself. If I wanted to test my things, I’d have to build a spectrometer or I’d have to build a microscope… It was enjoyable to do everything from my very limited resources from where I live.”

“我住在偏远的地方,所以我必须靠自己建立所有的东西。如果我想检测我的东西,我将必须建一个分光计或者我将必须建一台显微镜……在我居住的地方利用非常有限的资源去做每一件事情都是很开心的。”

The judges commented that Ferreira’s project represented the spirit of exploration.

评委们评论道费雷拉的项目展现了探索精神。

I’m Anne Ball.

安妮·鲍尔为您报道。

Young People Solve the World’s Problems at Google Science Fair

When 16-year-old Celestine Wenardy learned that diabetes was a “silent killer” in her home country of Indonesia, she wanted to find an easy way for people to test their blood sugar levels.

People with diabetes usually take a few drops of their own blood to measure the sugar levels. The Indonesian teenager came up with an idea of using heat on a person’s skin for the test.

She explains how the test works.

“So this looks like there is no light passing through, but actually if you covered it up, there is light that passes through your skin.”

Discussing her work, she told VOA: “I need to make sure it’s absolutely accurate, because people’s health is in your hands.”

After one failure, the 16-year-old then entered her project in the Google Science Fair. She ended up winning the Virgin Galactic Pioneer Award.

Celestine Wenardy is part of 20 teams of students competing this week. The teenagers are from 14 countries. They brought with them new ideas for solving problems in health, the environment and sustainability.

Daniel Kazantsev from Russia is another student at the science fair. He wanted to help people with a physical disability or those recovering from an injury.

His project uses sensors to measure arm and hand movements, such as sign language. The sensors turn the measurements into actual speech. His project won the LEGO Education Award.

Students from Saudi Arabia developed an exoskeleton glove for an injured hand. The device helps teach the hand how to move.

Tuan Dolmen from Turkey wanted to harvest energy produced from the movement of tree branches. He said that energy can then be used by farmers to power devices in the field to measure air quality. The project was awarded the Scientific American Innovator Award.

“I’m a bit shocked, actually,” he said about the award. “I feel really proud that someone has appreciated my work. It has been a pleasure, and it has been an honor.”

The winner of the Google Grand Prize, which comes with $50,000, was Fionn Ferreira from Ireland. He created a new method to remove microplastics from the water using magnets.

“I live in the middle of nowhere, so I had to build everything myself. If I wanted to test my things, I’d have to build a spectrometer or I’d have to build a microscope… It was enjoyable to do everything from my very limited resources from where I live.”

The judges commented that Ferreira’s project represented the spirit of exploration.

I’m Anne Ball.

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Words in This Story

sustainability – n. the ability to be kept or continue at a set rate or level

branch – n. a part of a tree

proud – adj. feeling deep satisfaction

appreciate – v. to recognize the worth of someone or something


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