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Gitanjali Rao is the “Child of the Year” for Time magazine

The American magazine Time named a 15-year-old scientist and inventor as the first “Child of the Year”, a title that Gitanjali Rao intends to use to inspire others to have ideas that “solve the world’s problems”.

The teenager invented technologies such as a device that can identify lead in drinking water and an application for mobile phones that detects ‘cyberbullying’ (threats or intimidation through the Internet) and was chosen from more than 5,000 American children nominated for the historic title.

“If I did it, anyone can do it,” she said in an interview published by Time magazine and today quoted by the BBC, in which the teenager admits that she looks nothing like “a typical scientist”.

Read more in Portuguese at Jornal de Notícias.

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