16-year-old South African girl invents drought-fighting super material from orange peels
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In the midst of South Africa’s worst drought in recorded history, one Johannesburg schoolgirl has created a super absorbent polymer that could change the way crops are grown. Kiara Nirghin recently won the Google Science Fair's Community Impact Award for the Middle East and Africa with her submission "No More Thirsty Crops." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwRmICCVY_Q The polymer is created from simple, readily available recycled materials: orange peel and avocado skin....