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A nonprofit group in Osaka has been organizing a contest for high school physics students since 2011 to see if they can build a device that can protect eggs dropped from 10 meters above the ground.

The event, dubbed Egg Drop Koshien, “can serve as a place where students acquire scientific knowledge but also generate innovative ideas on what materials they should use,” said Naoki Mishima, a 38-year-old representative of Monozukuri Kids Foundation.

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