After two years of experimenting, a 16-year-old student from Turkey has figured out how to make bioplastic from discarded banana peels. The process wasn't easy—Elif Bilgin's initial tests failed over and over. But she says she was inspired by Edison ("I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work"). She just won a Science in Action prize from Google and a finalist spot in the Google Science Fair.