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Young scientists showcase their innovations in conference

Himalayan News Service
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Kathmandu, October 21

International Youth Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation has begun in Kathmandu from today.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, National Academy of Science and Technology and National Youth Council jointly organised the three-day conference where 33 scientists working in different fields will present their papers.

Young scientists from the US, UK, India, China, Japan, Australia, Germany, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, and South Korea are participating in the event. Of the 33 scientists, who are presenting their papers, 25 are non-residential Nepalis.

The organisers said around 300 young Nepali scientists and innovators will participate in the event, which is being held at Radisson Hotel. Moreover, a dozen young scientists are displaying their innovations at the event.

A young innovator Shishir GC today displayed his innovation called Fuel Saver Kit. He claims that the kit will help lessen fuel consumption of fossil fuel-powered vehicles. According to GC, he has invented a technology that can generate highly inflammable hydrogen gas from water.

If the kit that runs with water is attached with the engine of a vehicle, hydrogen gas will pass into the engine with an extremely controlled mechanism which will help reduce fuel consumption by 40 per cent and reduce emission of harmful gas such as carbon monoxide by 60 per cent.

He also claimed that it would prolong the life of the engine.

“I have been using this product in my own vehicle for the past two years and no complications have been seen yet,” GC said. He also said that 30 persons had already booked the product.

Similarly, another innovator Sushil Dev Bhattarai had today put on display a prototype of spacecraft which looked like a rocket. Sushil said, “We have already conducted the test flight successfully by flying it at a height of 1,500 feet. He added, “Now, we are planning to launch a bigger spacecraft that can reach a distance of 110 kilometres from the ground.” He claimed that it would be the country’s first spacecraft and could help launch nano satellite such as NepaliSat-1 into space.

Abhas Maskey, who had made the NepaliSat-1, said the conference could be very helpful for young Nepali innovators. “The government should now focus on how to utilise these innovative ideas,” he said.

Sunil Babu Shrestha, vice-chancellor of NAST, said it was good that the government had started showing interest in supporting young scientists.

A version of this article appears in print on October 22, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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