Intel Science Talent Search finalists show off their work

Intel Science Talent Search finalists show off their work

Young investigators do real research in bedrooms and garages

By Meghan Rosen, 17:05 PM March 11, 2013

I can remember only two science projects from my teenage years. One was a tennis ball launcher made of rubber tubing and plywood. The other was a bottle rocket with a cardboard nose. I think my dad built both of them.

I didn’t see anything like those gadgets at Sunday’s Intel Science Talent Search project exhibition in Washington, D.C. The 17- and 18-year-old finalists aren’t gluing together plastic and cardboard, and they sure aren’t getting their fathers to do their projects for them.

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