Participated in edition:
About the host:
TM Lim is the Chief Executive of Science Centre Singapore. He is also the President of the Singapore Association for the Advancement of Science, first Vice President of the Singapore National Academy of Science and the President of the Asia Paci c Network of Science and Technology Centres.
About the event:
Science Centre Singapore is an institution under the Ministry of Education. Since 1997, the Centre has welcomed over 30 million visitors. Stoking curiosity, and fostering a passion for Science is the driving motivation behind its success. Participating in the GCD aligns well with its mission as a platform to encourage students to explore and investigate topics of their interest and innovate solutions to solve problems they identify as worthy pursuits.
This prototype can detect and automatically put out forest fires. The components of the prototype were a coiled spring and a fan in a circuit. When there is a fire, temperatures rise leading to the expansion of the spring which then closes the circuit. This closed circuit turns on the fan that will blow and put out the fire.
Smoke detectors installed on trees and water pumps. These detectors will detect smoke which then send a signal to the central control plant, cascading various command systems that will ultimately activate water pumps. Water is sprayed from the pumps attached on top of the trees, to extinguish the forest fire.
A sanctuary for animals during reforestation. Occasionally humans update the supplies in the sanctuary but they do not disturb the habitat of the animals. The sanctuary includes an automated water supply system through pumps to ensure minimal human interference.