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A 17-Year-Old Inventor Builds A Land Mine Detector Inspired By A Piano
02.09.2021 NEAL UNGERLEIDER
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Marian Bechtel

17-year-old Marian Bechtel might live in Pennsylvania, where land mines are not a common occurrence, but she has still managed to invent the prototype for a brand-new minesweeper.

The device, which cost far lower than current technology, uses sound waves to figure out where the deadly devices are. The combination of sensitive microphones and a seismic vibrator connected to a standard metal detector was tested, successfully, on mock plastic and metal land mines. It was a finalist in the recently concluded 2012 Intel Science Talent Search.

The project was inspired by family connections and a lucky flash of inspiration, Bechtel tells Co.Exist:

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