On Monday, Soren and I suited up to go check out the White House Science Fair.
We met a bunch a of really smart, really charming kids (click on the individual photos for captions and more info):
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The highlight of the day was getting to test drive a bike-powered water sanitation system designed by Payton Karr and Kiona Elliot. Soren really did some good work there -- because later in the day, the Wheeler-approved rig got a workout from President Obama:
This was top-notch stuff -- tables and tables of really impressive displays. All of it was light-years ahead of the balloon-powered beer can pontoon boat I built back in the day (but still, that boat ruled...). And that got me and the rest of the Radiolab team wondering -- who else out there has a science fair project that stole their heart?