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Two Dublin students take home this year's top award at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition
Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar won for their project entitled “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem”.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The young Irish scientists trying to help contain the Fall armyworm
The moth has been ruining crops across Africa since 2016.
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.
'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.
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.
'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.
Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?
These Young Scientists think so.
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.
These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients
Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.