'> La Vida Robot | DailyGood
Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Arthur M. Schlesinger

La Vida Robot

La Vida Robot

Mar 6, 2014-- In a second-floor windowless room on the rundown Carl Hayden Community High School campus, four students huddle around an odd, 3-foot-tall frame constructed of PVC pipe. At the top sits a black, waterproof briefcase containing a nest of hacked processors, minuscule fans, and LEDs. It's a cheap but astoundingly functional underwater robot capable of recording sonar pings and retrieving objects 50 feet below the surface. The four teenagers who built it are all undocumented Mexican immigrants who came to this country through tunnels or hidden in the backseats of cars. But over three days last summer, these kids from the desert proved they are among the smartest young underwater engineers in the country. Read on to hear their story.
(4272 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionThese four students challenge our assumptions about science. Take a moment to consider: what assumptions are you making about people in your daily life, and what might you be missing?



Quote Bulletin


Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Omar Khayyam

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 243,881 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?


Trending DailyGoods Aug 6: Dying to Be Me (7,000 reads) Sep 12: Two Words That Change Lives (11,113 reads) Aug 29: Finding Joy: The Science of Happiness (8,091 reads) Sep 10: What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death? (17,247 reads) Sep 5: Diane Ackerman's Secular Prayer (6,369 reads)

More ...