Considered by many as nature’s “silent killer,” plastic bags are definitely bad for the environment.
In fact, studies tell us that plastic bags are dangerous to sea life, with over 300 million plastic bags end up in the Atlantic Ocean alone. It is likewise an environmental hazard on the land because an average plastic bag usually requires hundreds of years before it breaks down.
Because of this, plastic recycling and the use of eco-friendly bags are being encouraged by concerned organizations in the hopes of at least minimizing the mentioned risks.
In the meanwhile, a young inventor from the Philippines has successfully came up with a plausible solution for the problem. What did he do? Well believe it or not, this teen invented biodegradable plastic bags.
Amin Hataman, 15 years old, invented biodegradable plastic bags.
Meet Amin Hataman, a 15-year-old student who currently studies at the Fountain International School in San Juan City, Metro Manila.
Hataman grew up in Mindanao and it was there that he learned to develop love for the environment. As a child, he was often heartbroken when he saw people using plastic bags for their garbage. He “did some research” about plastic and discovered that they are “actually doing a lot of damage to the environment.”
As he immersed himself further in his research, the idea of using alternative materials for plastic eventually struck him leading him to the discovery of the cellulose properties of nata de coco, a coconut byproduct.
He then created the biodegradable plastic bag made of nata de coco. The bags naturally disintegrates after several days of exposure to elements. He joined and won the school Science competition. His teacher was so impressed with his invention that it has been sent to international contests.
Amin Hataman’s brilliant invention has been internationally recognized – not once but twice!
Later on, various countries took notice of his innovative plastic bags.
Last May 2015, he was awarded the bronze medal at the International Sustainable World Energy, Engineering and Environment Project (I-SWEEP) which was held in Houston, Texas.
This, however, wasn’t the first award that he received for his invention. Back in 2014, he won the gold medal in the International Young Inventors Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Simply said, the future looks absolutely bright for Amin Hataman.
According to him:
“Right now, I’m actually already trying to patent this. In the future, if I go into business, I might be able to implement this.”
We here at EliteReaders express our admiration to this awesome teen. We do hope his invention gets the support it fully deserves. The world will definitely be a much better place if people will start using these biodegradable plastic bags.
Animated Video Shows How The Internet Is Powered By Undersea Cables
You may not know it but while you are reading this right now, undersea cables are powering your internet.
These days, it can be hard to imagine life without the internet. We go online everyday for both the important and the mundane from researching for schoolwork and sending urgent work-related messages, to posting social media selfies and merely checking out the news. On top of that, the web can also be used for job hunting and online shopping, among many others.
In short, this technology has become more of a necessity than a luxury nowadays. Surviving without it is definitely inconceivable.
But do you actually understand how internet is received across the world? Well, according to this animated video by Business Insider, interconnected cables underwater actually do all the work.
This Advanced Artificial Intelligence Can Accurately Predict When You’re Going To Die
It’s really scary to have a computer telling you when you’re life is going to end, but this computer is of great help, as it can spot diseases that doctor may miss.
Located in Boston, hospital Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is using a super computer that can analyze patient profile and give a scientific prediction about the person’s death. According to BBC News reports that the technology is an artificial intelligence that automatically collects and evaluates patient data to determine if the person’s time on earth is done.
The super computer provides diagnosis for every patient even before the doctor can see them just by digesting the patient’s existing data. This is possible because each patient at this hospital is linked to the advanced AI.
This incredible invention can predict death with 96% scientific accuracy Huffington Post said. One of the doctors in the hospital Steve Horng said that if the computer says that you’re going to die, you probably will after a month.
Detailed Video Shows What Happens When Taser Hits Your Skin
Watch the taser work on slow motion and see what happens when it hits the skin!
You've seen them in the news, you've watched hero cops use it to stop bad guys. But what really happens when you get tasered?
There has been a lot of controversy about this weapon and we've even heard of a cop who actually accidentally killed someone just because he thought that a gun was a taser, but more than knowing how to use it, seeing how it really makes an impact on human skin really reveals a lot about this weapon.
Slow Mo Guys went to Arizona to capture on video what really happens when a taser hits the skin in slow motion. And we mean really slow motion at 28,000 fps!
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