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Irish teenagers Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, all 16, have won the Google Science Fair 2014. Their project, Combating the Global Food Crisis, aims to provide a solution to low crop yields by pairing a nitrogen-fixing bacteria that naturally occurs in the soil with cereal crops it does not normally associate with, such as barley and oats. The results were incredible: the girls found their test crops germinated in half the time and had a drymass yield up to 74 percent greater than usual.
Experts believe the commercial applications of their discovery are absolutely enormous.
“It has been an absolutely fantastic couple of months,” Ciara admitted.
Their top prize for winning the US title in California is a €30,000 scholarship from Google and an all-expenses paid field study trip to the Galapagos Islands
originally posted by: eisegesis
Amazing, these young kids are inventing new ways to thrive while all the old dinosaurs running this planet see it as becoming outnumbered.
Maybe the old folks can stop blaming kids for the world's problems at some point (world is changing, it's gonna happen, don't be scared folks...)
originally posted by: stuthealien
absolutely amazing ,in the article you have linked it says they have been offered space training any chance these girls are wanted for a off world colony ,,
originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Monsanto just filed adoption paperwork.