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Teens, science and YouTube's Space Lab

Boot Camp feature for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Teens, science and YouTube’s Space Lab.    I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   Google’s YouTube has launched a global competition for teens that will allow winning experiments they devise to be carried out on the International Space Station.   The idea for the competition came from Google’s Zahaan Bharmal….

We’re going to ask 14 to 18 year olds to record a short two minute video describing their idea and upload it on YouTube.  We’ve then got an incredible panel of judges including one of my childhood heroes, Stephen Hawking, to pick the best of these experiments, and then we’re going to send it on a rocket  to the International Space Station 250 miles above the earth.”

Google has partnered with Lenovo,  Space Adventures and NASA on the project.  The video applications for physics and biology experiments are due by early December.   There’s more info at youtube.com/spacelab.  You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

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