SOS Save Our Silence: An Optical Approach to Controlling Digital Noise Cancellation
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Zachary Hessler
Vero Beach, Florida
2018 Finalist
Gifford Middle School
4530 28th Court
Vero Beach, FL 32967-1398
7th grade | 13 years old
Meet Zachary. Zachary developed a method using light technology to reduce noise pollution.
Why did you enter the Young Scientist Challenge?
I entered the Young Scientist Challenge in order to further my experiences in the professional world, as well as apply my love for science, innovation, and creative expression.
What is your favorite invention of the last 100 years, and why?
Throughout the 20th century, numerous ingenious and exemplary minds produced some of the most revolutionary and essential technologies in human history. However, one distinct breakthrough laid groundwork and considerably contributed to modern development, the radio. The invention of the radio was remarkably advanced for its time, as well as fueled not only inventions such as the telephone, the lightbulb, and the internet, but the vast majority of landmark historical events leading to modern political invention.
In 15 years I hope to be...
An astrophysicist. With perplexing discoveries such as that of the quantum realm around every corner of modern science, astrophysicists and those reexamining the fundamentality of the universe will be at the forefront of futuristic innovation.
“No matter the extent of one's ambition, with enough persistence, cognition, and experience, anything is possible.”
Zachary Hessler