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# btyste - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances

Ireland’s smart economy ambitions stem from its educated youth, it needs to be nurtured early

# btyste - Saturday 11 January, 2020

Bacteria and turbidity: Young Scientists develop solution to monitoring private wells

Currently, the EPA recommends that wells are tested once a year, but there is no legal requirement to do so.

# btyste - Thursday 9 January, 2020

This Young Scientist hopes to prevent slurry pit deaths with infrared beams and mobile alerts

The device sends an alert to people nearby if a person falls into a slurry pit.

# btyste - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

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.

# btyste - Saturday 12 January, 2019

We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on

More than 4,200 students entered the competition this year.

# btyste - Friday 11 January, 2019

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.

# btyste - Monday 31 December, 2018

The young Irish scientists trying to help contain the Fall armyworm

The moth has been ruining crops across Africa since 2016.

# btyste - Sunday 9 December, 2018

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.

# btyste - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.

# btyste - Sunday 14 January, 2018

How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?

Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.

# btyste - Saturday 13 January, 2018

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.

# btyste - Friday 12 January, 2018

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.

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

# btyste - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

These Young Scientists think so.

# btyste - Monday 1 January, 2018

This Young Scientist project could help spot concussion injuries during sport

It attaches to the back of a helmet and transmits data to a team medic.

# btyste - Sunday 31 December, 2017

These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.

# btyste - Friday 13 January, 2017

A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist

Over 1,100 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland competed for the title.

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.

# btyste - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

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.

# btyste - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Here's what you should be doing if you want to win the lottery

Órla Molloy and Neasa Early from Drogheda have looked into patterns surrounding number repetition.

# btyste - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Is there a scientific way to tell how good looking you are?

Three young scientists at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition examining the maths of attractiveness.

# btyste - Friday 10 January, 2014

Dublin student Paul Clarke wins top prize at BT Young Scientist

The student from St. Paul’s College, Raheny won for his study of graph theory in mathematics.