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Young talent in the house!

Here's wishing Sachin all the best of behalf of Hope we get more such young talent to inspire the youth of the country.

By Admin 23rd Feb, 2012 03:45 pm

“I had never imagined this. It is like a dream,” says Sachin gleefully.

Sachin Kukke an 18-year old, son of a police constable, and engineering student from Bengaluru was declared as the regional winner from India in the 'YouTube Space Lab' global science competition. The panel of judges for the completion, apart from the votes by YouTube users, included the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking.

The idea behind the contest was that the experiment proposed must be a novel and one that had not been done before. Says Sachin, “From my research, I realized that there had been no experiments on the thermal conductivity of ferro fluids (a liquid that is strongly magnetised in presence of a magnetic field) in microgravity”
The experiment, Sachin explained, aims at understanding if liquid magnets can help us travel deeper into space and also whether these can be used to make advanced cooling systems.

Sachin said that he devoted much time — consulting his professors, digging into books, journals and the Internet — to prepare the experiment.
Sachin still has to beat competition from five others who made the shortlist of six to make it to the ISS — Emerald Bresnahan of US, New Zealand duo Patrick Zeng and Derek Chan, Spaniard duo Laura Calvo and Maria Vilas, Egyptian Amr Mohammed and Dorothy Chen and Sara Ma of US.

Sachin has been promised a free flight to Washington, a Lenovo laptop and a taste of zero gravity. But what he wants is victory and a chance to see his experiment done in space and streamed live on YouTube.

Here’s wishing him all the best of behalf of Hope we get more such young talent to inspire the youth of the country.

Neha Pinto

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