Gallery: 13 Year-Old Kenyan Invents LED System That Protects Livestock,...

 
TED2013. Long Beach, CA. February 25 - March 1, 2013. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Richard Turere, a 13 year-old from Kenya, has been making waves at the TED conference with his innovative invention — a LED system that prevents lions from killing livestock (and also humans). Richard, whose family lives within the Nairobi National Park boundaries and raises livestock, had always seen lions as a threat to their livelihood. As such, Richard said he always “grew up hating lions”. However after taking part in a global talent search last year, Turere came up with an ingenious solution.

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  1. Charles Ostman November 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Cool . . . smart young guy. It’s amazing what can happen, from even the simplest of circumstances. I hope he has his chance to become an aircraft engineer.

  2. Ali Van March 10, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    meh… he didn’t invent anything, not ted worthy

  3. izaxes March 9, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    real good story and challenge

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