(Victoria Times-Colonist) St. Michaels University School student Ann Makosinski has been named one of 15 finalists in Google’s global science fair for a project that created a flashlight that runs on the heat of a human hand.

The 15-year-old Grade 10 student created a flashlight that she calls the Hollow Flashlight, which has no moving parts or batteries.

In her written conclusion for the project, Makosinski said she “made two flashlights that do not use any batteries, toxic chemicals, or kinetic energy. They do not create any noise or vibrations and will always work. The flashlight’s only limitation is its need for at least a 5°C temperature difference to provide usable light.”

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