The Top Ideas Are In, The Voting is Underway
Submitted by Noah Pascoe on Mon, 2013/04/08 - 4:28pm
Einstein would be proud. After a whopping 1,500 submissions, THE TOP TEN 10 BIG IDEAS have been selected and will compete for the top prize: $10,000 and a trip to Israel.
The purpose of our contest was to showcase the creativity and innovation of individuals, drawing inspiration from the most brilliant mind of the 20th century. Albert was the co-founder of Hebrew University, an institution that has served as a testament to his genius by facilitating the academic evolution of thousands of bright minds that have contributed to worldwide research initiatives. Although Einstein will be remembered most for his scientific contributions, he was a diverse man that will also be remembered for his contributions to philosophy, politics, music, humour and other disciplines. Without trying to compile a diverse top ten list, the final submissions ended up revealing a wide array of thoughts and areas in life: bio-technology, energy, cancer, recycling, transportation, the environment, consumerism, language, education and biodiversity.
We are proud to announce the following TOP TEN finalists and a brief summary of their BIG IDEA:
Angela Bianco- device for breast cancer survivors undergoing reconstructive surgery
Baldo Robert Gurreri- interdigital transducer unit that produces power without gas, oil or electricity
Benjamin Hann- ‘Project Strawberry’: a vehicle that can fly through the air, swim in the water and drive on the road
Brendan Murphy- a linguistic Rubik’s cube that, using algorithms, teaches every language on Earth
Charles Rose- synthetic dragonflies that carry chloroplasts and capture carbon dioxide molecules
Chatoyer Jackson- lint recycling bags that could be transformed into compost and fire starters for underdeveloped countries
Doug Dirt- a “Green” credit card that rewards consumers for making environmentally conscious choices
Joshua Smart- controlled algae bloom that would lower global temperatures and bring fish stocks back to the brink
Kathy Benjamin- solar heated electric floors in South America that would emit warmth without danger
Richard Jones- range-extended electrified infrastructure
The winning submission will be decided on an equal basis between public voting and our Judging Panel. Public voting is underway at www.searchingforeinstein.com or www.leprochaineinstein.com and ends Earth Day, April 22nd at 6pm E.S.T. Vote for your favourite big idea and help bring these finalists closer to the big prize!