Megan Addie Douglas, Oaklands Community College, Offaly, with her project, Do Wind Turbines Affect People, Animals, or the Environment? at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Judging in the 50th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition gets under way today as almost 1,200 students aged from 12 to 18 descend on the RDS. (...)

File photograph of the winners  of the 2013 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition: Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy- Thow and and Ciara Judge  from Kinsale Community School Co Cork.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The number of entries to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition has increased by 25 per cent in the past five years, reaching a record high.(...)