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#young sci 2014

# young-sci-2014 - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

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Mayo All-Ireland drama helps inspire award winning Young Scientist gumshield entry

Three students at St Gerald’s College in Castlebar were awarded third place overall for their sports related entry.

# young-sci-2014 - Sunday 12 January, 2014

"Everyone has worked so hard" - why teens love the Young Scientist exhibition

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition comes to a close on Saturday. Here’s why teens love it.

You might think twice before using wet wipes again...

A Cork student has found that the wipes don’t dissolve in water – even after 17 months.

Why do we laugh at people in pain?

We laugh as people break legs, arms and worse – and a student has some suggestions why.

Can non-Irish-speaking parents help their gaelscoil children with homework?

Plus, does playing music in the milking parlour influence the quality and amount of millk that cows produce?

Was Beethoven inspired by birdsong?

A project by a Carrick on Shannon student shows that the classical maestro may have taken much inspiration from nature.

# young-sci-2014 - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Students invent device to prevent mastitis in cows

The three Limerick students looked at how pressure during milking can lead to mastitis.

Which gets mouldier quicker: brown or white bread?

Brown bread is more nutritious, while white bread is more processed.

A rubber band, metal links and gravity... a new way to apply eyedrops

A ‘directed eyedropper’ was invented by Limerick students Shannon Naughton, Sarah O’Grady and Aoife Larkin.

# young-sci-2014 - Friday 10 January, 2014

Teens discover whether obesity awareness affects young people's food choices

The project was part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS this week.

Frozen windscreen? This could be the solution

The device pumps warm water onto the windscreen to prevent ice from forming.

This is what your bones look like if you have osteoporosis

Vitamin D and calcium are essential to prevent osteoporosis, as this student found.

How to trick algae to save the planet

Plus – why the Hen Harrier bird needs to be saved.

Students invent 'Bike Radar' to help prevent cyclists getting knocked down

Three students from Cork invented the device, which detects vehicles within 10 feet of a bike.

How clean are Irish apples? This student put it to the test

A Limerick student looked at organic and non-organic apples for a BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition project.

# young-sci-2014 - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Here's why you can't feed hens any food you want

A student from Askeaton, and an owner of 10 hens himself, set out to find out if what you feed hens does matter.

Here's why spaghetti always breaks into three parts*

*sometimes, it breaks into two – but it’s usually three, as these students found out.

Are redheads more flexible than other people?

A project from a young Galway student at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition set out to discover the truth…

Meet Ireland's bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition

TheJournal.ie spoke to some of the talented teenagers behind the incredible ideas and projects.

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