11-year-old girl was named America’s Top Young Scientist

11-year-old Gitanjali Rao, who was named America’s Top Young Scientist this week after besting her competitors in the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, developed a device that can detect lead levels in water.

  • Written by Jerry Seward
  • Category: Innovation

Synthetic camouflage “skin” was created in laboratory at Cornell University

A synthetic 'camouflaging skin' inspired by studying and modeling the real thing in octopus and cuttlefis was invented. These animals can also swiftly and reversibly morph their skin into a textured, 3D surface, giving the animal a ragged outline that mimics seaweed, coral, or other objects it detects and uses for camouflage.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Innovation