Young scientists, inventors and mathematicians score big

Cancer sensor, a better way to search tweets, and quantum teleportation are among research highlights at a global high-school-science competition

By Sid Perkins, 14:15 PM May 18, 2012

PITTSBURGH— It took nerves of steel—and a great science project—to survive a week of judging here in Steel City.

When all was said and done, three students at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair walked away with prizes worth at least $50,000. Those prizes were just a fraction of the awards valued at more than $3 million and given for projects that developed a new type of test for pancreatic cancer, a more efficient way to search through short documents such as twe...

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