South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation

South African teen wins Google prize for orange peel innovation
 

A 16-year-old South African schoolgirl has won the grand prize at Google's science fair for using orange peel to develop a cheap super-absorbent material to help soil retain water.
Kiara Nirghin beat students from around the world for a $50,000 (£38,000) scholarship with her "fighting drought with fruit" submission.
Her work was in response to the recent drought that has hit South Africa .
The drought, the worst since 1982, led to crop failures and animals dying.
Africa Live: More on this and other stories Ms Nirghin, a student at the Anglican Church-founded St Martin's High... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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