29/1/2013

Nobel (the prize guy) invented dynamite…

Filed under: — Bravus @ 2:39 pm

… and this ten year old may have invented a successor:

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/thinking-tech/10-year-old-student-accidentally-discovers-explosive-new-molecule/10221

Lots of work to do to find out whether the model is even stable in molecular-world (as opposed to model-world), but kind of a cool story.

Perhaps we need to do more unleashing kids to create… with materials (digital or otherwise) that encode the constraints of the real world (e.g. the holes in the molecular model pieces that represent bonds). We might be surprised.

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