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Seeing the Unseen, for a Fraction of the Cost

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Seeing the Unseen, for a Fraction of the Cost

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Saumil Bandyopadhyay was only 15 years old when he designed a device that detects ultraviolet and infrared emissions at room temperature without needing liquid nitrogen.

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They are amplifying unheard voices to the masses, revealing something new about something old, and changing the way we look at other worlds, and ourselves. Meet the recipients of the 2013 Smithsonian Magazine American Ingenuity Awards and witness their achievements in the fields of science, technology, arts, social progress, education, and more. From a mixed media showcase that defies convention to a new data analysis of the original social networker Ben Franklin, these breakthroughs offer a glimpse into the world of tomorrow.

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