Searching to find new energy sources has become the biggest challenge for scientists and experts not because of finding them, but because of making them economically feasible.
One of the principal sources of energy developing is solar energy that, if it were possible to take advantage of it 100%, would cover the total energy needs of the world.
This proposal presents an alternative for taking advantage of solar energy, substituting silicon, principal component of solar panels, for pigments like chlorophyll, with the intention of imitating the photosynthetic tasks of the plants to obtain energy.
This project proposes the use of saline water batteries, using the principles of energy conduction when separating anions and cations, as well as two electric poles (an anode and a catode) to separate the ions of this saline solution and that permits to become an energetic source to avoid the use of conventional batteries that provoke pollution through metals.
The Museo Modelo de Ciencias e Industria in Toluca, Mex., convoked all students in Elementary, Middle and High School to participate in the MUMC Week – Fundación Nextel de Ciencia y Tecnología, in order to offer a forum of scientific and technological divulgation, as well as to promote nearness of the youth to this areas by means of their participating in the development of a research project.
Carol Baur Elementary and Middle School pupils participated in this contest with seven projects, five of which reached the final stage held on November 11.
Elementary School: David Ramírez Vadillo - won First Prize for his project “Energy Saving System”; Sergio Manuel González Vargas and Balkis Regina Gongález Vargas, won Second Prize with their Project “Hydroponic Garden” within the BOTIMINIO category.
Students were judged by a jury of engineers and science professors that granted First Place to the Project “Mushroom Cultivation”. Participating pupils in this project were: Sandra Ximena García Ortega and Santiaago Maupomé Del Prado with the advice of Prof. María Elena Basurto López. Second Place was for project “Solar Biocells with Chlorophyll” from pupils María Fernanda Jaramillo Pintado and Gustavo Pérez Galicia with the advice of Prof. Raquel Chávez Lagarda.
Electromechanic that, because of its appearance or movements, offers the sensation of having a self-objective. The world robot can refer to physical devices or to virtual software systems, though the second are commonly named bots.
Knowledge about physical concepts (circuits, mechanic, etc.), informatics (programming) , math logics and ethic when rending benefits to community, are basic objectives of this workshop where the following projects have been exposed: 1st National Robotics Prize – Middle and High School
Students learn about informatics, circuits, programming, etc., to create projects in this technology area that render a better life quality for human development.
As in “Blind-bot”. (an aid for the blind); “Bomber-bot” (to extinguish or at least diminish fire until the Firemen arrive) “Victim Detectors in Collapses” to find victims of collapses so that they become guides for rescuing victims without endangering human lives.
All these projects are presented in the Encuentro de Investigación del Sistema Incorporado de la UNAM and in the Investigation Congress from the Academia Mexicana de Ciencias. Our pupils have obtained first place and special awards that have permitted them, to visit Research Institutes during the summer, in any country they choose. That was the Prize.
Students from robotics workshop in high school, participated in the XV National Micro-Robotics Contest, organized by the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. They participated with the project “Wheelchair moved by a solar energy battery”. They exposed, in a scientific way, the advantages of their project to the judges that visited their stand.
The project consists of a robot that, by means of soil and domestic organic trash (remains of fruits and vegetables), makes compost to fertilize plants in homes and gardens. The project is thought in such a way that compost will automatically mix with soil in a given time.
Rodent Robot to fit among the remaining of collapsed buildings to detect life signals through temperature, sound and movement sensors.
Robot to face fires that can minimize damages and dangers for firemen that would enter as a second force to extinguish such fires.
The OMI is a contest for young people that like to solve practical problems through logic math and the use of computers. It searches to promote technological development in Mexico and thus, find the best programmers that at the end of the competence, participate in International Informatics Olympics that will take place in Bangkok, Thailand in 2011.
Gold Medal Fredy Román Cepeda In the Olimpiada Mexicana de Informática from the Universidad Autónoma de México, Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarías, Secretaria de Educación del Estado de Morelos and Comité Mexicano de Informática. A.C.
We congratulate Fredy Román Cepeda Senior, High School student, For his outstanding participation in International Olympiad in Informatics 2012 held from September 23 to 30 in Sirmione, Lago di Garda, Lombardia, Italy. Fredy was part of the Mexican Team formed by the 4 best participants on national level.
Carlos Galeana Hernándes and Ian Newman Sánchez won silver and bronze medals in the 16th. National Olympiad in Informatics, that took place from 18 to 23 April in the city of Toluca, State of Mexico. This result enables them to become part of the National Selection for the International Olympiad that will be held in Taipei, Taiwan in 2014.