The teenager whose hobby is developing test for Alzheimer’s

… in the first stages of the disease. It’s so promising it could end with a technique that diagnoses Alzheimer’s 10 years early. And his work has won Krtin the Scientific American Innovator Award at the Google Science Fair, sponsored partly by Lego …

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Intel inside: In the lab with Intel semifinalists

Twenty-seven seniors from a dozen Westchester schools are among the 300 Intel semifinalists, a science fair on steroids. Eight attend Ossining High School — the most from one school in New York and the second most for any school in the country.

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From growing mosquitoes in her garage to hobnobbing with Swedish …

Crump’s accolades include being recognized as one of the nation’s top 16 young STEM researchers by U.S. News and World Report, winning a first place at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, the Florida Science Fair and the …

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Spaced out: From colliding galaxies to massive black holes

More wild news from outer space. While one galaxy is tearing itself apart, another pair of galaxies are colliding with each other, according to NASA. And closer to home, the second-largest black hole in our galaxy was recently discovered. In the first …

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Dark matter, carbon nanotubes, dark matter, dreams, chewing gum

More than 500 students, judges, volunteers and community members attended the Southern Connecticut Invitational Science & Engineering Fair (SCISEF). Winning project topics  included: antimicrobial activity of lichen extracts;  carbon nanotubes; dark matter; dreams; chewing gum and concentration……

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Oil spill cleanup, wind generator, freezing liquid, slug control, medicinal plants

Winning projects  at the 35th annual Island Wide Science Fair at the University of Guam included: The efficiency of different shaped blades on a wind generator;  Various natural methods to control slugs; Practical ways to clean up oil spills;  Antimicrobial Properties of Local Medicinal Plants Against E. coli; Which container (aluminum, plastic and glass) would […]

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Is Organic Better? Ask a Fruit Fly

Ria Chhabra, a middle school student, decided to create a science fair project to find out whether organic produce is better than conventionally farmed foods. Her research, titled “Organically Grown Food Provides Health Benefits to Drosophila melanogaster,” tracked the effects of organic and conventional diets on the health of fruit flies…..

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Teen girl arrested, charged with felony for ‘science project gone bad’

Florida teen Kiera Wilmot was arrested and charged with a felony after mixing household chemicals in a small water bottle, resulting in the cap popping off the bottle and producing smoke. The 16-year-old attempted the experiment outdoors before school …

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