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Taking folic acid every day helps prevent your unborn baby from developing serious and possibly fatal conditions. If you’re of childbearing years – and are capable of getting pregnant – medical experts have said women should be taking 400 micrograms of folic acid daily. A report from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) a number of years ago found that one in five women don’t consume folic acid at all. Fine Gael TD Kate O’Connell raised the issue with the health minister during an Oireachtas committee meeting this week. “We have the highest rate of neural tube defects.
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A DUBLIN STUDENT is set to have an asteroid named after him after taking a top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair . Adam Kelly, a 17-year-old who attends Skerries Community College, won the prize in the systems software category of the fair in Phoenix
The Skerries student was named BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year last January. A 17-year-old student from Co Dublin will have an asteroid named in his honour after winning an international science “It is wonderful to see a young Irish innovator competing at a global level.”
A DUBLIN STUDENT is set to have an asteroid named after him after taking a top prize at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
Adam Kelly, a 17-year-old who attends Skerries Community College, won the prize in the systems software category of the fair in Phoenix, Arizona last week.
The young man made it to the international event after taking the SFI Intel ISEF award at the SciFest final in November.
Along with a $3,000 cash prize and an asteroid named after him, Kelly will also be one of 25 students attending the week-long Stockholm international youth science seminar where nobel prize-winning scientists will be in attendance.
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Irish student to have asteroid named after him after winning a top award at international science fair . May 22nd 2019, 8:58 AM 18,867 Views 15 Comments. Around 1,700 students worldwide compete for a pool of awards worth million.
Irish student to have asteroid named after him after winning a top award at international science fair . May 22nd 2019, 8:58 AM 18,867 Views 15 Comments. Two third year students from Co Waterford won the top prize at SciFest@Intel 2011 for their project, which converts plastic into the
He also picked up a $5,000 prize in the ‘Best in category’ as well as $1,000 for his school.
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2018, Irish student Aaron Hannon can welcome the news that he has had an asteroid named after him . national success having been awarded the top prize at SciFest 2017 – a series of science fairs Not only did this see Hannon win a prize worth ,000, but it also saw him being lucky enough to of international success, having been named as one of the winners at last year’s International
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A passionate science student , she has won awards at many prestigious science competitions. In 2005 she was an Intel Science Talent Search Finalist (one of only 40 students in the entire country), a semi-finalist for the Siemens Westinghouse competition, and she won a First Place Grand Award in
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NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam works on the International Space Station's S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery's STS-116 mission in December 2006. European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang (out of frame) was his partner in the 6-hour, 36-minute spacewalk.
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But Ajmera said that more needs to be done for underrepresented students . “We have to do a much better job on the equity piece,” she said. The society has launched a program for “advocates” who will help students turn research projects into science fair entries. Last summer the society gave grants
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American astronaut Bruce McCandless II photographed from the Space Shuttle Challenger during the first untethered spacewalk in Earth orbit on Feb. 7, 1984.
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The Little Gem Nebula or NGC 6818 as pictured by Hubble Space Telescope and seen through different colored filters.
An image of the Martian rippled surface called Bagnold Dunes taken by NASA's Curiosity rover on Nov. 27, 2015.
An eclipse of the Sun by Jupiter, as viewed from Galileo spacecraft that orbited the planet from 1995 to 2003.
The panoramic view of Saturn and its rings captured by Cassini's wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006.
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An extreme ultraviolet image of the Sun taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on March 30, 2010.
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The Curiosity rover took this image of twilight on Mars, with Earth shining as a distinct evening star.
Image of the Sun taken by Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) of the NASA and ESA-operated The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) aircraft.
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The Hubble Space Telescope captures an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0, left behind after a massive star explosion in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.
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Halley's Comet photographed by the Soviet probe Vega in 1986.
An image of galaxy, NGC 4013, located some 55 million light-years from Earth taken by Hubble Telescope on March 1, 2001.
Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula taken by Hubble Space Telescope in April 1995.
A photomosaic tinted to approximate the appearance of Mercury as seen from the exploratory spacecraft Mariner 10 on March 29, 1974.
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Sunrise over the West Indies, as seen from the space shuttle Discovery during NASA's STS-70 mission in July 1995.
The majestic spiral galaxy NGC 4414 as photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1999.
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The constellations of (L-R) Ara, Telescopium, Corona Australis and Sagittarius, with the tail of Scorpius on the bottom left, circa 1990.
A planetary nebula named NGC 6302, also known as Butterfly Nebula and Bug Nebula, in the Scorpius constellation seen on July 27, 2009 in space. The image is provided by NASA, ESA and Hubble Space Telescope.
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An image of Pluto by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its flyby on July 13, 2015, taken from a distance of 476,000 miles (768,000 km) from the surface.
A picture of the celestial object called the Ant Nebula (a dying star) released by Hubble Space Telescope on Feb. 1, 2001.
A view of the hillside outcrop with layered rocks in the Murray Buttes" region on Mars taken by NASA's Curiosity rover on Sept. 8, 2016.
An image showing an area of active magnetic fields on Sun, captured by NASA’s SDO, on July 5, 2017.
Saturn and its rings are prominently shown in this color image released by NASA’s Cassini aircraft along with three of its moons (L-R) Prometheus, Pandora and Janus on Aug. 19, 2004.
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The Cone Nebula in an image taken by the new Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope in 2002.
A composite view of Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy taken by Hubble Space Telescope on April 23, 2012.
A composite image of galaxy cluster Stephan's Quintet in the Pegasus constellation provided by NASA, ESA and Hubble Space Telescope.
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A view of Saturn’s moon Dione released by NASA on Feb. 21, 2017, looking toward the Saturn-facing side of Dione.
A composite image released by NASA on April 12, 2017, showing the full western hemisphere at night. This map of night lights is based on imagery from 2016.
An image acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April 18, 2017, shows a rugged cliff edge. The image was released on June 22.
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A late summer view of the southern hemisphere of Mars is seen in this image from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter released on June 2, 2017. Shallow pits are seen in the bright residual cap of carbon dioxide ice. There is also a deeper, circular formation that penetrates through the ice and dust, possibly an impact crater or a collapse pit.
The SpaceX Dragon capsule re-entered Earth's atmosphere before splashing down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California on July 3, 2017, in this photograph by NASA astronaut Jack Fischer.
A picture captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) on July 5, 2017, of the barred spiral galaxy Messier 77.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot fades from view while the dynamic bands of the southern region come into focus, in this image taken on July 10, 2017, from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft. North is to the left of the image, and south is on the right.
A medium-sized solar flare and a coronal mass ejection erupting from the same, large active region of the Sun on July 14, 2017.
Captured on July 27, 2017, by OmegaCAM, the wide-field optical camera on the European Southern Observatory's VLT Survey Telescope, this image shows the Orion Nebula and its associated cluster of young stars in great detail. Orion is one of the closest stellar nurseries, at a distance of about 1350 light-years.
The dwarf galaxy named NGC 5949 is seen in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released on Aug. 11, 2017.
The diamond ring effect is visible as the moon passes in front of the sun during a total solar eclipse at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell, Oregon, U.S., on Aug. 21, 2017.
An European Space Agency image made available on Sept. 28, 2017, shows a picture of the galaxy, NGC 4490 taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The scattered and warped appearance of the galaxy are the result of a past cosmic collision with another galaxy, NGC 4485 (not visible in this image).
An undated handout photo made available by the European Southern Observatory on Oct. 16, 2017, shows an image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of what happens when two galaxies become one. The twisted cosmic knot seen here is NGC 2623 or Arp 243 and is located about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).
The HH 666: Carina Dust Pillar with Jet seen on Dec. 6, 2017, in Santa Cruz de La Palma in Spain. The Hubble image shows a cosmic pillar of dust, two-light years long, inside of which is Herbig-Haro 666, a young star emitting powerful jets.
Gullies on Martian sand dunes, like these in Matara Crater, as captured from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A view of the surface of Mars released by NASA on March 7, 2017, shows viscous, lobate flow features commonly found at the bases of slopes in the mid-latitudes of Mars.
The moon rises in this photo, taken in low Earth orbit by NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik from the International Space Station on Aug. 3, 2017.
An image taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows spring in the northern hemisphere on May 21, 2017.
A composite image, released by NASA on Jan. 5, 2017, contains X-rays from Chandra (blue), radio emission from the GMRT (red), and optical data from Subaru (red, green, and blue) of the colliding galaxy clusters called Abell 3411 and Abell 3412.
The Calabash Nebula in an image released by NASA on Feb. 3, 2017. Taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, it shows the star transforming from a red giant to a planetary nebula, as it blows gas and dust out into the surrounding space.
This image captures the swirling cloud formations around the south pole of Jupiter, looking up toward the equatorial region. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took the color-enhanced image during its eleventh close flyby of the gas giant planet on Feb. 7, 2018.
Swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced image was taken on Feb. 7, 2018.
This Hubble Space Telescope image of a sparkling jewel box full of stars captures the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. It's a composite of exposures taken in near-infrared and visible light with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3.
A total solar eclipse, which provided scientists with a rare chance to investigate the Sun and its influence on Earth, as seen on Aug. 21, 2017.
Coronal holes on the Sun during Nov. 7-9, 2017, as shown in this image from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The recognition comes on the back of his work in the area of physics and computing, involving quantum computer software, which works “at an unprecedented speed on vast calculations with applications in fields such as astronomy and climatology”.
“I was very excited to have the opportunity to travel to Phoenix and to present my work to some of the top STEM professionals in the world,” he said.
“I really enjoyed meeting young people from all over the world and seeing the different projects that they are working on.
“This was a wonderful opportunity to share ideas and to learn, and I am so thankful to my family, friends, teachers and everyone at SciFest who have supported me up to now.”
Some seven million school students across the world develop and present research projects at local science competitions in a bid to make it to the prestigious Intel international convention. © Reuters An artist's conception shows donut-shaped magnetic fields that trap dust and feed material into the supermassive black hole of the galaxy Cygnus A, with jets launching from its center, based on recent observations from the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) in this image obtained November 16, 2018.
Around 1,700 winners, of local and regional mix, make it to the competition which hands out more than $4 million in awards and scholarships.
SciFest founder and CEO, Shelia Porter said: “We are all very proud of Adam and his achievement in receiving a first prize finish in his category ‘systems software’.
“Participating in Intel ISEF is a wonderful opportunity, and I know Adam has really enjoyed the experience. SciFest is all about encouraging a love of science, technology, engineering and maths among young people.
“Adam has developed a truly innovative project and we are delighted that he has had the opportunity to bring it to an international audience. We wish him every success for the future,” she said.
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