Anurima Sen: 17 Year Old Star Scientist Making Revolutionary Innovations

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With the growing concerns towards the deterioration of the global environmental crisis, the next generation has begun to step up in terms of fighting for climate justice and climate change. From the strikes taking place in America for better climate change policies, to Greta Thunberg?s inspirational crusade against the inactivity of world leaders in terms of implementing effective climate change solutions, young people all over the world are mobilizing and working towards steps to reduce climate change to the best of their abilities. India?s youth, however, is offering technological and architectural innovations that would be revolutionary to a future Green Revolution.

Hailing from metropolitan Bengaluru and understand the need for such an invention, 17 year old Anurima Sen along several other like-minded gifted young individuals developed a prototype of a skyscraper that was seen to be significantly effective in terms of regular supplies of electricity and water generated using sustainable technologies. The building is planned for both residential and commercial use. The project is said to integrated sustainable technologies like grey water recycling, solar energy harnessing, rainwater collecting, green walls and integrated systems for close monitoring and distribution of energy and resources It is planned to have a low carbon footprint on the environment and features all modern conveniences that enhance the well-being of occupants while merging nature and technology to promote a green lifestyle. Additionally, Anurima has also worked on the analysis of micro-nutirents through hair. Inspired by a personal tragedy that befell her family, she was inspired to create this device that enables a type of blood test that measures minerals, vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids and antioxidants in a person?s white blood cells. The device we developed ensures cost-effectiveness as well as ease of modification. It is small and has a spectral response range of 320-1000 mm, a range that works for all micronutrients that our project is working with. It is designed to be used either via Bluetooth with a compatible phone or a tablet or with an integrated touchscreen display to allow use in the most varied conditions. It involves the measurement of micronutrients through the use of hair solution using a spectrophotometry device, which is an instrument that measures the amount of light absorbed by a sample. It is said to be easy, accurate and inexpensive procedure to fulfill the needs of better data from South East Asia, Africa, and India.

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