# student Archives - The Triz Journal

## Student Corner: Measuring Moisture Content of Soil

02/03/2009 |

The mass of a neutron is practically equal to the mass of an atom of hydrogen. Because of this closeness, it is possible to use a neutron gage to determine the moisture content of soil.Read More

## Student Corner: Inventive Potential of Ice

01/12/2008 |

Ice naturally has the ability to exist in two main technological conditions – solid state (ice) and liquid state (water). It transfers from one state to the other at particular temperatures. Ice is perfect substance for exploring the use of TRIZ.Read More

## Student Corner: the Earth to the Moon

06/10/2008 |

Research and development of equipment for testing construction materials like soil, concrete, etc., and developing new testing technologies with nuclear methods, are applicable for use on the Earth’s moon.Read More

## Student Corner: Practical Applications of Air Balloons

01/09/2008 |

All children are fond of playing different games with air-filled balloons and air bubbles. This article discusses applications of balloons, some of which were developed by students.Read More

## Student Corner: Overcome Assumptions – Use Fuzzy Logic

04/02/2008 |

Classic logic comes down to the law of the excluded third – A or not A, white or not white. In ancient Greece they started to consider paradoxes – a "mismatch" problem, "The world is gray, but science is black and white."Read More

## Student Corner: Dialectic Logic

07/01/2008 |

Logic allows for different viewpoints and, thus, can help lead to more solutions for inventive problems. In dialectic logic, objects or processes can exist in two contradictory states, exhibiting different properties in different times or spaces.Read More

## Student Corner: Dialectic and Fuzzy Logic

03/12/2007 |

Logic and experience can "trick" minds. Understanding the different types of logic and opportunities for confusion can help avoid the traps people regularly face.Read More

## Student Corner: Classic Logic’s Use for Inventors

01/10/2007 |

Problems can arise not only with the interpretations of observation, but with spoken and written language. Logic is a science of correct thinking and is a vital tool for inventors.Read More

## Student Corner: a Void’s Value and Potential

03/09/2007 |

Void forms are inexpensive, lightweight and easily installed, leading to their general use and acceptance. It is easy to overlook an empty space as a resource, but it may be the key to solving your problem.Read More

## Student Corner: Whiz Kids Create Award-Winning TRIZ Game

06/08/2007 |

We invented a fun, simple game to teach kids how to invent and problem solve, based on TRIZ principles. TRIZ was a complex methodology for engineers and so to eliminate complexity we used the principals of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon and Digimon cards.Read More

## Student Corner: the Principle of Nesting

02/07/2007 |

When Russian nesting dolls became popular, they attracted the attention of inventors and engineers. As a result, all over the world patents based on the "nesting" principle were created.Read More

## Student Corner: the Optimistic Magic of Sorbents

04/06/2007 |

Sorption is the ability of mostly porous materials to absorb solid particles, gaseous matters or liquids from other materials. It is likely that you would use just a simple sponge to clean this spill, thus taking advantage of sorption.Read More

## Student Corner: the Applications of Shape Memory Alloys

07/05/2007 |

Shape memory alloy (SMA or memory metal) is a metal that "remembers" its initial geometry during transformations. The range of applications for SMAs has increased in recent years – in industries including medicine and aerospace.Read More

## Student Corner: the Art of Invention in Art

02/04/2007 |

The inspiration for invention comes from many different avenues, including art. Art can help expand people’s imaginations by bringing a different perspective to the forefront of an individual’s mind.Read More

## Student Corner: the Gift of Serendipity

05/03/2007 |

Some people think that chance is the main factor behind inventions. If that is true, we need only wait for the proper chance. Serendipity is the ability to use inadvertently-received information for discoveries and inventions.Read More

## Student Corner: Reuleaux Triangle

05/02/2007 |

Engineers started to use the Reuleaux Triangle to solve technical problems in different areas of life. The Triangle is a constant width figure based on an equilateral triangle that almost forms a square when rotated on its axis.Read More

## Student Corner: Marvel of the Mobius Strip

01/01/2007 |

The simplicity of the Mobius strip is found in its most basic of forms: a small twisted piece of paper. The Mobius strip forms the basis of many inventions, from a child’s railway track to exercise equipment. Learn the strip’s secret in this article.Read More

## STUDENT’S CORNER #10 SHADOW + SUNDIAL, And OTHER TIMEMEASURING SYSTEMS

22/10/2006 |

Time is one of the major regulators of our life, as well as the major subject of philosophy, science, and even poetry, example of which you’ll find below. Nice example of such poetry you’ll find below -poem about time … Read More

## Student Corner 9: Funnel – A Simple Device, Which Has A Lot Of Applications

29/09/2006 |

By: Abram Teplitskiy

A funnel is a conically shaped pipe, employed as a device to channel liquid or fine-grained substances into containers with a small opening. Most people first saw a funnel in their kitchen, where it was used … Read More

## Student’s Corner #8 – Bionics: Applications Of Biology’s Ideas In Technique

25/08/2006 |

Edited by Mrs. Leora C. Slocum (leora@slocumfamily.org)

On our previous Student’s Corners, we have already discovered several applications of biological effects, such as corrugation and the honeycomb, which increase the effectiveness of technology. Over time, scientists have developed the … Read More