Overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year 2017 Shane Curran from Terenure College. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The following projects at the 2016 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have been described as highly commended. Biological and Ecological J(...)

Bright sparks: Alexandra Kenny   and Eve Healy from Santa Sabina Dominican College, whose  project is on smog in rainwater, and Shane Curran (centre) from Terenure College with his project on automated logistics for couriers at  the  oung Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Is seaweed good for fixing your foot blister? What can bird poop tell you about the bird? Can video games make you smarter? And are boys or girls bet(...)