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From TheJournal.ie Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances Feature

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

From TheJournal.ie Bacteria and turbidity: Young Scientists develop solution to monitoring private wells Well Well Well

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.

From TheJournal.ie This Young Scientist hopes to prevent slurry pit deaths with infrared beams and mobile alerts Slurry Pit Saver

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.

From TheJournal.ie Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition BT Young Scientist

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.

From TheJournal.ie We tracked the progress of these Young Scientist projects - here's how they got on BTYSTE

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.

From TheJournal.ie This Young Scientist project is turning algae into pints of the black stuff (crude oil, that is) Not Stout

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.

From TheJournal.ie The young Irish scientists trying to help contain the Fall armyworm Ireland's Young Scientists

The young Irish scientists trying to help contain the Fall armyworm

The moth has been ruining crops across Africa since 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Climate change and social media - Here's what's in store for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition BTYSTE

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist' BT Young Scientist

'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.

From TheJournal.ie How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button? Young Scientist

How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?

Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.

From TheJournal.ie How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams Young Scientist

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

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists' Young Scientist

'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'

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

From TheJournal.ie Cork teenager wins BT Young Scientist after discovering blackberry antibiotic in his back garden BTYSTE

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.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel? That's Bananas

Could banana peel be Ireland's next alternative fuel?

These Young Scientists think so.

From TheJournal.ie This Young Scientist project could help spot concussion injuries during sport Hel-mate

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.

From TheJournal.ie These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients Young Scientist

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

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

From TheJournal.ie A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist BTYSTE

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.

From TheJournal.ie These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine Parental Guidance

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.

From TheJournal.ie This 5th year student has invented a nappy that tells if babies are sick Nurse Nappy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what you should be doing if you want to win the lottery It Could Be You

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.

From TheJournal.ie Is there a scientific way to tell how good looking you are? Golden Ratio

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin student Paul Clarke wins top prize at BT Young Scientist BTYSTE

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.