Anna Du is 12-years-old. She invented an underwater robotic device to combat microplastics (tiny plastic particles) in the world's oceans. Her invention is getting national recognition from technology companies. Anna is hoping that her invention will take her from testing her device in her parent's backyard pool to the world's oceans.
Anna tells us:
"One day when I was at Boston Harbor, I noticed there was a lot of plastics on the sand, I tried picking some up, but there seemed to be so many more, and it just seemed impossible to clean it all up,"
To help, Du created an underwater ROV, or remotely operated vehicle, that uses infrared to detect microplastics in the ocean.
The full story: https://www.treehugger.com/plastic/genius-6th-grader-invents-device-hunts-harmful-microplastics-ocean.html
Anna's video: https://youtu.be/_DRW_qqB3lY
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