A young genius has invented a device which could revolutionize energy storage, whilst scooping a cool $50,000 from Intel in the process. The ‘supercapacitor’ phone charger takes just seconds, not hours. So just why do some kids achieve incredible things?
Besides juggling schoolwork and play like any other 12 year old, Brendan Goh made sure to set aside time to play all the right tunes for charity for the upcoming festive season.
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
A lot of teachers are hesitant to give their top students more challenging work for fear of promoting elitism.
Singaporean prodigy Ainan Cawley is now studying in Malaysia because his parents think that the Singapore system of education is too rigid to nurture his talents.