uberaverage: I have a vision of unicorns that pee out cancer cures.
nocturnal001: At 12 I was using all my brainpower to figure out better ways to get porn out of America Online.The science fair that year was pretty awkward for all involved.
abhorrent1: Let me guess. Indian or Chinese?/dnrtfa
HotWingConspiracy: No mention of a lab or methods or even an actual design.She apparently has a vision though.
Lost_in_Korea: HotWingConspiracy: No mention of a lab or methods or even an actual design.She apparently has a vision though.Yeah, she apparently does. And please enlighten us all, what were you doing at 11-12 years old?
HotWingConspiracy: Lost_in_Korea: HotWingConspiracy: No mention of a lab or methods or even an actual design.She apparently has a vision though.Yeah, she apparently does. And please enlighten us all, what were you doing at 11-12 years old?Well if we're going by this criteria, I was designing advanced star fighters. I would have thought that someone of your advanced age might be appreciative, rather than jealous of a slightly younger generation.Yeah I'm very jealous that she...wait what am I supposed to be jealous of here?/guarantee that most Farkers had no idea what stem cells were when they were 11 years old./I know I didn't, but then again, I'm ancient in Fark yearsThey were discovered in 1978. To be aware of stem cells today you just have to watch or read news.
give me doughnuts: nocturnal001: At 12 I was using all my brainpower to figure out better ways to get porn out of America Online.The science fair that year was pretty awkward for all involved.When I was 12, all we had was the Sears catalogladies underwear section, BUT WE FAPPED TO IT ANYWAY!
Jim_Callahan: ... so?We really need to stop freaking out every time some under 18 does some support-level lab work. Research isn't some sort of magical wizard-land where everyone involved has to be a super-genius with the library of congress surgically implanted into their head. If you can basically keep your shiat straight and can pay attention to something for weeks or months at a time, and you can convince a project lead of this, they'll find something for you to do. I have undergrads who don't know refraction from diffraction running photoelectron analyses in my lab all the time.Is it common to have a 12-year-old in your lab? Sure. But it's a matter of attention span, most 12-year-olds are more than intelligent enough to contribute and even design subsidiary projects. Science fair stuff and actual research science aren't all that different in difficulty level, the reason there are advisors and grad students running most of it is about knowing what isn't known yet and where to look more than anything else.//Short version: I'm tired of these stories, and you'd think the fact that there's a new one every other week would eventually clue the news in to it not being particularly newsworthy.
GypsyJoker: Perhaps the biggest benefit of these articles is inspiring smart/motivated 12-year-olds to realize that they might be able to do bigger and better things than their peers are usually doing, and demonstrating to adults that the kids can do it.
hasty ambush: Asian kids wreck the grade curve.
Alonjar: *yawn* no mention of what it is she actually does for this project. As a matter of fact, it doesnt state how this supposed technology is going to work or how they are approaching it at all. Its just a "wouldnt it be nice if...."so... whatever.
Vaneshi: LasersHurt:This specific article aside, do you really expect a casual article to give you enough information to properly understand the potential of Stem Cell therapies, and the specifics of the work being done? It's a Denver site, not a Scholarly Journal.No it's a focus on the cute kid piece. Totally fluff & filler. The curious thing is that this is a child working, yet where is the moral outrage from people who were very much "evil corporations, child slave labour" last year over Foxconn? It's a given that if this article is real and she is both 11 and working.... some corporation somewhere is sponsoring the research.
pkellmey: As has been pointed out, this is mostly a bs article. My nephew of the same age has a vision for mining asteroids and comets with lasers, but it really doesn't matter because he's 12. Now, if they have an actual working device and a contract with the appropriate corporations to create the devices specifically from their designs, then that is a story at a completely different level.
EvilEgg: Swathi first worked with a team in 2012 that tackled a stem-cell treatment for baldness, a project that led to her ideas for neural stem cells.What kind of 11 year old is on a team of scientists? How does that even happen?
GentlemanJ: give me doughnuts: nocturnal001: At 12 I was using all my brainpower to figure out better ways to get porn out of America Online.The science fair that year was pretty awkward for all involved.When I was 12, all we had was the Sears catalogladies underwear section, BUT WE FAPPED TO IT ANYWAY!LUXURY! When I was young, we would have loved to have seen a Sears catalog--all we had were Betty and Veronica comics with pictures of Veronica sliding down the banister!
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