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# young-scientist - Friday 8 January, 2021

This 17-year-old student has won this year's BT Young Scientists top award
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# Young Scientist

This 17-year-old student has won this year's BT Young Scientists top award

Jan 8th 2021, 2:26 PM 36,364 Views 25 Comments

Gregory Tarr won for his project entitled “Towards detecting state-of-the-art deepfakes”.

# young-scientist - Thursday 7 January, 2021

A Cork student's idea for steering wheel technology that will alert drivers when they are fatigued
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

A Cork student's idea for steering wheel technology that will alert drivers when they are fatigued

Jan 7th 2021, 6:30 PM 35,044 Views 21 Comments

The project is on display at the virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Michael D tells students of 'critical importance of science' as he launches virtual Young Scientist exhibition
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# Show Goes On

Michael D tells students of 'critical importance of science' as he launches virtual Young Scientist exhibition

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 1:06 PM 11,098 Views 15 Comments

Over 1,000 students from more than 200 schools from the island of Ireland are taking part.

# young-scientist - Friday 10 January, 2020

Two lads from Cork have won this year's BT Young Scientists top award
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# Congrats

Two lads from Cork have won this year's BT Young Scientists top award

Updated Jan 10th 2020, 7:54 PM 57,095 Views 90 Comments

Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan won for their project on gender stereotyping in children.

# young-scientist - Thursday 9 January, 2020

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed
# Btyse
# Btyse

This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed

Jan 9th 2020, 11:17 AM 145,225 Views 35 Comments

The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition
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# BT Young Scientist

Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition

Jan 8th 2020, 6:30 AM 7,949 Views 6 Comments

Climate change is also examined by many of the projects at this year’s competition.

# young-scientist - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'One of Ireland's best exports': How the Young Scientist Exhibition came to Tanzania
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# BT Young Scientist

'One of Ireland's best exports': How the Young Scientist Exhibition came to Tanzania

Jan 5th 2020, 11:30 AM 8,526 Views 4 Comments

Students in Tanzania have taken the Irish model of the event and run with it, says competition co-founder Joseph Clowry.

# young-scientist - Friday 11 January, 2019

Dublin teenager takes home top prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
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# BT Young Scientist

Dublin teenager takes home top prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Jan 11th 2019, 7:49 PM 45,485 Views 22 Comments

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
# Sustainability
# Sustainability

Ever tried to reinvent the wheel? One Young Scientist is doing just that

Jan 11th 2019, 3:00 PM 10,647 Views 8 Comments

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)
# Not Stout
# Not Stout

This Young Scientist project is turning algae into pints of the black stuff (crude oil, that is)

Jan 11th 2019, 6:20 AM 12,613 Views 11 Comments

Greg Tarr has developed a more efficient method of making biofuel.

# young-scientist - Friday 28 December, 2018

This project by Westmeath students aims to help parents know when a smart toy has been hacked
# STEM
# STEM

This project by Westmeath students aims to help parents know when a smart toy has been hacked

Dec 28th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,942 Views 7 Comments

They were inspired to conduct research in the smart toys after the number of controversies surrounding them in recent years.

# young-scientist - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Which kitchen surface stays clean the longest? A Young Scientist is trying to find out
# Bacteria
# Bacteria

Which kitchen surface stays clean the longest? A Young Scientist is trying to find out

Dec 27th 2018, 7:30 PM 18,562 Views 13 Comments

Ellie Cunnenn (14) from Coláiste Chiaráin has analysed different kitchen surfaces to figure out which stay cleaner for longer.

# young-scientist - Sunday 9 December, 2018

Climate change and social media - Here's what's in store for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition
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# BTYSTE

Climate change and social media - Here's what's in store for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Dec 9th 2018, 12:39 PM 7,282 Views 6 Comments

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 takes place from 9-12 January at the RDS in Dublin.

# young-scientist - Sunday 14 January, 2018

How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?
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# Young Scientist

How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?

Jan 14th 2018, 8:30 AM 20,816 Views 21 Comments

Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.

# young-scientist - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

Jan 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,082 Views 5 Comments

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'

Jan 13th 2018, 9:15 AM 6,963 Views 3 Comments

We checked in on two BTYSTE projects we’ve been following.

# young-scientist - Friday 12 January, 2018

Cork teenager wins BT Young Scientist after discovering blackberry antibiotic in his back garden
# BTYSTE
# BTYSTE

Cork teenager wins BT Young Scientist after discovering blackberry antibiotic in his back garden

Jan 12th 2018, 9:06 PM 57,738 Views 52 Comments

15-year-old Simon Meehan had been working on his project for two years.

# young-scientist - Sunday 7 January, 2018

This Young Scientist project is almost ready for this week's competition
# Alzheimer's Alert
# Alzheimer's Alert

This Young Scientist project is almost ready for this week's competition

Jan 7th 2018, 9:45 AM 11,429 Views 5 Comments

Alzheimer’s Alert aims to help track the movement of people with the disease.

# young-scientist - Monday 1 January, 2018

Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life
# Btyse
# Btyse

Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life

Jan 1st 2018, 8:30 PM 12,453 Views 14 Comments

Two Cork students examined how homelessness affects children for the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

# young-scientist - Sunday 31 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 31st 2017, 4:00 PM 13,616 Views 6 Comments

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

# young-scientist - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines
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# Miracle On The Liffey

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

Oct 29th 2017, 6:00 PM 74,930 Views 107 Comments

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college
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# BT Young Scientist

It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college

Apr 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 10,814 Views 65 Comments

Almost 80% of those who participated in the Young Scientist Exhibition went on to study science and/or technology in third-level education.

# young-scientist - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Almost a quarter of Irish people's senses overlap, say these Young Scientists
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# 7 Is Scarlet

Almost a quarter of Irish people's senses overlap, say these Young Scientists

Jan 14th 2017, 8:00 AM 12,668 Views 5 Comments

This BT Young Scientist project suggests there are more people with this neurological condition than you might think.

# young-scientist - Friday 13 January, 2017

These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine
# Parental Guidance
# Parental Guidance

These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine

Jan 13th 2017, 7:10 PM 23,925 Views 51 Comments

The girls asked parents with daughters to fill out a survey on the HPV vaccine – and found out some interesting results.

# young-scientist - Thursday 12 January, 2017

The science of the Cork accent: This year's BT Young Scientist expo is already turning heads
# Young Minds
# Young Minds

The science of the Cork accent: This year's BT Young Scientist expo is already turning heads

Jan 12th 2017, 6:25 AM 12,981 Views 7 Comments

From skateboard equations to cancer research, the BT Young Scientist continues to break records and open doors.

# young-scientist - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe
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# Soil Fertility

Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe

Sep 20th 2016, 8:39 AM 12,479 Views 18 Comments

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.

# young-scientist - Sunday 13 March, 2016

How a Limerick teen's 'sleeping bags for the homeless' idea caught the world's attention
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

How a Limerick teen's 'sleeping bags for the homeless' idea caught the world's attention

Mar 13th 2016, 10:00 PM 64,675 Views 25 Comments

Plans for the bags have been sent to the US and Australia, and there’s been interest from all over the world.

# young-scientist - Friday 8 January, 2016

These transition year students just won top prize at the Young Scientist competition

These transition year students just won top prize at the Young Scientist competition

Jan 8th 2016, 8:12 PM 32,686 Views 32 Comments

It’s for their investigation into the “Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans”.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Who's better at lying - boys or girls?
# Telling Lies
# Telling Lies

Who's better at lying - boys or girls?

Jan 6th 2016, 8:30 PM 40,273 Views 48 Comments

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
# Nurse Nappy
# Nurse Nappy

This 5th year student has invented a nappy that tells if babies are sick

Jan 6th 2016, 4:00 PM 44,988 Views 20 Comments

Just one of the hundreds of impressive projects from Irish teenagers this year at the BT Young Scientist expo.

# young-scientist - Friday 9 January, 2015

Alcohol consumption project wins Young Scientist award
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# BT Young Scientist

Alcohol consumption project wins Young Scientist award

Jan 9th 2015, 8:17 PM 30,120 Views 20 Comments

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?

# young-scientist - Monday 5 January, 2015

Just how much bacteria is in Ireland's holy water fonts?
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

Just how much bacteria is in Ireland's holy water fonts?

Jan 5th 2015, 9:13 AM 11,138 Views 35 Comments

We’ll find out later this week.

# young-scientist - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Which gets mouldier quicker: brown or white bread?
# Young Sci 2014
# Young Sci 2014

Which gets mouldier quicker: brown or white bread?

Jan 11th 2014, 10:15 AM 25,463 Views 44 Comments

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

# young-scientist - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Meet Ireland's bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition
# Young Sci 2014
# Young Sci 2014

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

Jan 9th 2014, 3:08 PM 7,665 Views 13 Comments

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

# young-scientist - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Fifty years of innovation: BT Young Scientist launches today
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# Brigth Ideas

Fifty years of innovation: BT Young Scientist launches today

Jan 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 3,986 Views 6 Comments

Incredibly smart teenagers will be making the rest of us feel inferior over the coming days in Dublin 4.

# young-scientist - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

# young-scientist - Friday 13 January, 2012

‘Many-body problem’ simulation wins Young Scientist crown
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# Young Scientist

‘Many-body problem’ simulation wins Young Scientist crown

Jan 13th 2012, 8:30 PM 7,417 Views 22 Comments

Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly’s work may help astronomers predict how objects might travel in outer space.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition
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# Science

In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition

Jan 11th 2012, 7:05 PM 2,372 Views 9 Comments

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.

# young-scientist - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Dublin teen scoops top prize at EU Young Scientist competition
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# Alexander Amini

Dublin teen scoops top prize at EU Young Scientist competition

Sep 27th 2011, 2:55 PM 1,271 Views 3 Comments

Alexander Amini, who won the national competition with a tennis tracking system, wins a top prize at the European equivalent.