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# Young Scientist

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Young Scientist winners take top prize at EU contest
Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi took first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
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This 17-year-old student has won this year's BT Young Scientists top award
Gregory Tarr won for his project entitled “Towards detecting state-of-the-art deepfakes”.
A Cork student's idea for steering wheel technology that will alert drivers when they are fatigued
The project is on display at the virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.
Michael D tells students of 'critical importance of science' as he launches virtual Young Scientist exhibition
Over 1,000 students from more than 200 schools from the island of Ireland are taking part.
Two lads from Cork have won this year's BT Young Scientists top award
Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan won for their project on gender stereotyping in children.
This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed
The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.
Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition
Climate change is also examined by many of the projects at this year’s competition.
'One of Ireland's best exports': How the Young Scientist Exhibition came to Tanzania
Students in Tanzania have taken the Irish model of the event and run with it, says competition co-founder Joseph Clowry.
Dublin teenager takes home top prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
Adam Kelly (17) won for his project “Optimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum Circuits”.
Ever tried to reinvent the wheel? One Young Scientist is doing just that
It’s a system called a emission-free omnidirectional magnetic driving system. Now, let’s get our heads around that…
This Young Scientist project is turning algae into pints of the black stuff (crude oil, that is)
Greg Tarr has developed a more efficient method of making biofuel.
This project by Westmeath students aims to help parents know when a smart toy has been hacked
They were inspired to conduct research in the smart toys after the number of controversies surrounding them in recent years.
Which kitchen surface stays clean the longest? A Young Scientist is trying to find out
Ellie Cunnenn (14) from Coláiste Chiaráin has analysed different kitchen surfaces to figure out which stay cleaner for longer.
Climate change and social media - Here's what's in store for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 takes place from 9-12 January at the RDS in Dublin.
How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?
Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.
How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams
It’s almost as accurate as a human.
'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'
We checked in on two BTYSTE projects we’ve been following.
Cork teenager wins BT Young Scientist after discovering blackberry antibiotic in his back garden
15-year-old Simon Meehan had been working on his project for two years.
This Young Scientist project is almost ready for this week's competition
Alzheimer’s Alert aims to help track the movement of people with the disease.
Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life
Two Cork students examined how homelessness affects children for the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients
Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.
The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines
17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.
It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college
Almost 80% of those who participated in the Young Scientist Exhibition went on to study science and/or technology in third-level education.
Almost a quarter of Irish people's senses overlap, say these Young Scientists
This BT Young Scientist project suggests there are more people with this neurological condition than you might think.
These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine
The girls asked parents with daughters to fill out a survey on the HPV vaccine – and found out some interesting results.
The science of the Cork accent: This year's BT Young Scientist expo is already turning heads
From skateboard equations to cancer research, the BT Young Scientist continues to break records and open doors.
Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe
Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura received €3,500 for their efforts, and also won a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark.
How a Limerick teen's 'sleeping bags for the homeless' idea caught the world's attention
Plans for the bags have been sent to the US and Australia, and there’s been interest from all over the world.
These transition year students just won top prize at the Young Scientist competition
It’s for their investigation into the “Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans”.
Who's better at lying - boys or girls?
Two girls at this year’s Young Scientist Exhibition have an answer to a question that’s preoccupied teenagers for generations.
This 5th year student has invented a nappy that tells if babies are sick
Just one of the hundreds of impressive projects from Irish teenagers this year at the BT Young Scientist expo.
Alcohol consumption project wins Young Scientist award
Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk, County Cork, won with their project, Alcohol Consumption: Does The Apple Fall Far From the Tree?
Just how much bacteria is in Ireland's holy water fonts?
We’ll find out later this week.
Which gets mouldier quicker: brown or white bread?
Brown bread is more nutritious, while white bread is more processed.
Meet Ireland's bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition spoke to some of the talented teenagers behind the incredible ideas and projects.
Fifty years of innovation: BT Young Scientist launches today
Incredibly smart teenagers will be making the rest of us feel inferior over the coming days in Dublin 4.
‘Many-body problem’ simulation wins Young Scientist crown
Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly’s work may help astronomers predict how objects might travel in outer space.
In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition
Enda Kenny officially declared this year’s Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition open this afternoon – check out these photos of some of the projects on display.
Dublin teen scoops top prize at EU Young Scientist competition
Alexander Amini, who won the national competition with a tennis tracking system, wins a top prize at the European equivalent.