Being one of the biggest tech-driven and innovative companies in the world, Google has shouldered the task of encouraging the young minds to go out and explore the unfathomable limits of science. And today for the sixth time, the company is taking center-stage to announce the 16 global finalists for the Google Science Fair 2016.

Google would have received hundred, no thousands of entires, from the young and passionate minds from all around the world. But, what’s even impressive and worth focusing our attention upon is that the shortlisted projects also includes submissions by two Indian students from Bangalore and Hyderabad.

From a breathalyzer test that could predict lung cancer to a carbon filter that may significantly decrease styrofoam waste, these top 16 projects from 9 countries around the world, represent the brightest ideas to make things better through science and engineering,

said Andrea Cohan, Program Lead, Google Science Fair

All sixteen global finalists will be traveling to Mountain View and competing for a grand prize of $50,000 scholarship. The final winner of the competition will be announced at a ceremony on  September 27, 2016.

Let’s take a look at what the little geniuses of India have compiled that they’ve made it to the finals of a global Science competition.

KeepTab: A novel way to aid memory with deep learning algorithms!

Have you ever been in a situation where you’ve hidden your personal things from the reach of others, and forgotten about the same? Well, yeah, we’re very forgetful beings and Shriyank, a 16 year old teen from Bangalore has the solution to our problem.

His project ‘KeepTab’ is a wearable device-based solution which uses a cloud-based deep-learning framework to aid human-memory recall the location of day-to-day objects. It has been developed at a time when progressive memory-related ailments such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, amnesia, etc. have been on the rise.

Automated Water Management and Monitoring System in Paddy Fields

India is an agriculture regulated society, where farming significantly contributes to the domestic GDP of the country. Farming is the primary means of survival for most of the populous in the rural areas of the country. The residents of our villages, however, are still reliant on older measures and practices to crop yields from their farms.

Mansha Fatima, a 15-year old junior, who is a resident of Hyderabad has developed an automated water management and monitoring system that aims to help farmers monitor water levels in the rice paddy fields as well as automate water levels for the best possible crop yields. To prevent the over-utilization of water and to maintain the optimum level of water for each crop has been solved by overcoming the problem of supplying the same level of water at different stages of the plant growth.

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