Science champs

Young scientists focus their research on real-world problems

By Helen Fields, 11:00 AM November 4, 2012



Connecting to the Internet used to be a frustrating challenge for David Li. The wireless router in his family’s Commack, N.Y., home just didn’t have a strong enough signal.


“My transmitting antenna was positioned in the basement,” explains David, 14. “Whenever I used my computer upstairs, I was experiencing really bad reception.”


Rather than tote his computer downstairs, David figured out how to bring more of the wireless signal upstairs. For his 8th-grade science fair project at Commack Mi...

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