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Three Schoolgirls In Palestinian Refugee Camp Invent Stick-tech, Revolutionary Cane To Help The Blind

05/17/2010 01:33 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

After six months of diligent testing, three schoolgirls in a Palestinian refugee camp have developed a revolutionary walking cane that could help the blind better avoid obstacles and navigate stairs. The girls' accomplishment comes as a beacon of hope in their impoverished refugee camp.

Known as "stick-tech," their invention has won them admission to the Intel International Science Fair in California.

Al Jazeera reports from Askar refugee camp.

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