Challenging the Forces of Nature

Young scientists competed in several science challenges to understand and tame the forces of nature.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM October 31, 2005

A tsunami is approaching the beach. Time is running out. In just 20 minutes, it'll be all over.

"We should start focusing on how to prevent the tsunami," says 14-year-old Anudeep Gosal of Orlando, Fla. His teammates, all 12-to-14-year-olds, are drawing on a dry-erase board and experimenting with ways to block the giant wave. The clock keeps ticking.

Caption: Members of the red team construct a

Caption: Members of the red team construct a "beach" in a water tank as part of a tsunami simulation.

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