04 Feb '12, 4pm

10-Year-Old Creates/Discovers New Energy-Storing Molecule (Video)

10-Year-Old Creates/Discovers New Energy-Storing Molecule (Video)

A 10-year-old at a Montessori school in Kansas City, Missouri has now been published in a leading theoretical chemistry journal. Why? Well, playing with molecule-building toys in a lesson, she happened to create one that no one had thought up before, one that could potentially “store energy, create a large explosion, or do something in between” (if it can be synthesized by a chemist). Of course, the young girl, Clara Lazen, knew exactly what she was up to. She said that, in her design, the pieces “fit more together and they look better.”… A little more scientifically, she did realize that “all the holes have to be filled in for it to be stable.” While Clara seems more intent on selling her discovery to the military for lots of money, I’m hoping that if it can ever actually be synthesized and used, it will be used in the energy storage field for broader, more peaceful use. ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/02/04/10-year-old-creates-d...

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