International collaboration has been crucial to some of humanity’s greatest achievements. When we combine different perspectives we close the gaps in the bigger picture and fill the different blind spots that every person has.

In an experiment it was discovered that Americans tend to focus on objects, while Japanese people were more likely to register the context in which an object is situated. Each culture has a shared blind spot, but when the two points of view are combined, a fuller picture emerges.

As a small test of your own blindspots, can you work out how many triangles are in the picture below? Ask a friend and see if they can find any that you’ve missed.

N Xplorers September Case Study 19x9


NXplorers students in Qatar Science & Technology School for Boys, in Doha, reimagined magnetic forces to develop a solution that reduced the acidity of native soil.
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N Xplorers September Inshort Trinidad 19x9

Trinidad: Carbon Capture Filter

Celebrating this year’s awards with our winner, Kaveer Phillips who reimagined using carbon capture device to reduce emissions from engines.
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N Xplorers September Inshort Singapore 19x9

Singapore: Hydrobox water harvesting

This year in Singapore, Team Hydrogen Bond, used NXthinking tools like the Connections Circle Feasibility Funnel to identify a low energy method of harvesting clean water for the growth of crops.
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N Xplorers September Inshort Qatar 19x9

Qatar: Water filtration & emissions

This year in Qatar Team Elite used the NXthinking tools they learned to reimagine the ways in which water and energy interact to deliver water to the people of Qatar.
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