The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is taking place May 9-15 in Portland, OR, with 1,200 high school students from 40 countries competing for $3 million in awards and scholarships. But more than 1,000 volunteer judges from colleges and universities, private sectors, and government agencies are needed to work with students and evaluate exhibits. Judges must have a Ph.D. or six years of experience in a field equivalent to that being judged. To volunteer, go to www.intelisef2004.org.
A slew of announcements about new materials and design concepts for transportation have come out of several trade shows focusing on plastics, aircraft interiors, heavy trucks, and automotive engineering. A few more announcements have come independent of any trade shows, maybe just because it's spring.
Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones used to fare quite well in the repairability department, but last year's flagship S5 model took a tumble, scoring a meh-inducing 5/10. Will the newly redesigned S6 lead us back into star-studded territory, or will we sink further into the depths of a repairability black hole?
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