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Dubai-based Indian boy finalist in Google Science Fair

IANS  |  Dubai 

A Dubai-based Indian boy has ranked among the top 100 regional finalists for the Science Fair global contest for his project to make street lights smarter, the media reported.

Shaamil Karim, a grade 11 student at the Indian High School Dubai, was selected from thousands of entries, reported on Saturday.

His project detects if a car or person is passing by and makes the next street light brighter and the previous light dimmer, saving

Karim, a 15-year-old computer whizkid who originally hail from Chennai, said his father was his inspiration to come up with a solution for power wastage.

"We were at a park late at night and all the lights were switched on. My dad said, 'Can't we do something about this?' I decided to do my project to make street lights smart," he told the

Karim added that his project would be around 63 per cent cheaper than infrared-based sensors.

The global 20 finalists are expected to be announced this month.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 12:18 IST
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