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This 12-Year-Old Built an Underwater Robot to Fight Plastic Pollution

Jan 06, 2019 Picture:  Her project is called ‘Developing a Smart Infrared Based ROV to Identify Microplastics in Marine Environments’ – ROV stands for remotely operated vehicle. Inspired by a visit to the beach, where she was struck by the volume of plastic littering the sand, Du has developed an underwater vehicle fitted with an infrared camera that can detect plastic resting on the seabed. The problem of plastic pollution in the ocean is widely acknowledged and well documented. Yet solutions are still only starting to take shape. The remains of a sperm whale found in Indonesia in mid-November demonstrate the extent of the plastic pollution problem. (Read: Taiwan & Indonesia Singing the Blues for the Seas) Almost 6 kg of plastic waste was found in the animal’s stomach, including 115 cups. Plastic has even been found inside freshwater fish living in the Amazon basin. Fish ranging in size... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, This 12-Year-Old Built an Underwater Robot to Fight Plastic Pollution, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'ASIA TODAY'. Thank you This 12-Year-Old Built an Underwater Robot to Fight Plastic Pollution

 

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