Galway Advertiser 1991/1991_12_26/GA_26121991_E1_004.pdf
G L A S Y U G SCIENTISTS AW Y ON '
WIDE RANGE OF SCIENCE SUBJECTS AND RESEARCH
Students from Galway a r e a m o n g t h e 921 participants taking part in the 28th Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition at the RDS Dublin which will be officially opened on Friday, January 10th a n d continues on Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th. This year the judges have had a particularly difficult task. Because of the huge number of entries there had to be more vigorous screening of the projects because of the space limits at the RDS. The sixty strong judging panel includes eminent scientists from the public and private sectors chaired by Mr. Donal Downing, Aer Lingus Chief Executive, Airline Services. The huge array of projects range from a two and a half thousand hour study of deciduous woodland, the development of a kite to take aeriel photographs, one of the first studies of turloughs in Co. Clare, adapting of the Mirage 2000 fighter jet, the danger to bogland butterflies, gaelic football injuries and their prevention, twice as many boys as girls are bitten by dogs, the ideal school bag, the destruction of a local amenity by a local authority, the effect of exercise on asthmatics, a study of a dog parasite on children, solar energy and how boat speed is effected by hull finish.
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Aerial photography at an affordable price ... is the aim of David Glynn, a student at Colaisted Iognaid, Sea Road, Galway. He has strengthened a kite and has mounted a camara with a motor drive on the bottom of the kite parallel to the gound - so he can photograph property, inexcessible area, archaeological sites, sporting events, pollution problem areas ... all can be photographed David says. The camera is activated by a remote control radio link on the ground
How much gas comes from Galway dump and does this contribute to the greenhouse effect? 15-year old Suzanne Meade, a student at Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, Salthill, Galway has spent 250 hours studying both of these questions. Suzanne will show that considerable volumes of carbon dioxide and methane gas are discharged from the dump. At the moment Suzanne is sinking 20 foot bore holes for gas pipes into the dump and she will then examine whether it is possible to harnass the gas emission and use the gas as a fuel.
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Seventy to eighty four million cowpats are produced every day by Ireland's seven million cattle. In a 15-week study m. a.m. of the cowpat two doys from Colaiste Einde, Bothar na Tra, BICYCLES CARRIED ON ALL BUSES Gaillimh old SERVICE TO AND FROM DUBLIN AIRPORT sieved through fresh, day blackand week old cowpats and came across dung, dor and beetles, sepsis All Galway departures from Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square. fly and larvae, blue-bottle larvae, centipedes and two All Dublin departures from Georges Quay. spiders. Telephone (091) 9 7 1 4 4 / 9 7 2 4 4 At the Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition (RDS, (01) 7 2 6 7 7 7 / 7 2 6 4 8 5 / 3 6 6 2 9 9 Dublin, January 10-12) the boys will show from their Tel. No. on board Coach (088) 553522 analysis that a cow has plenty of good grazing will produce cowpats that are much richer fertiliser. GALWAY--ATHLONE--GALWAY Departs GALWAY at 7.30 a.m. sharp. Our photograph shows the boys examining a cowpat Departs ATHLONE (R.T.C.) 5 p.m. Ind. Est. 5.30 p.m.
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(from left) Tomds O Flannagdin (13), Minor Close, Kingston, Galway and Damian 0 Hairne (14), Seacrest, Knocknacarra, Galway.
Eighty out of a hundred first year students do not have cycling helmets. Of the 20% who have helmets only 5% wear them all the time, 12% wear them sometimes and 3% never wear them. Yet eighty five of the hundred said that wearing a cycling helmet was safer. 30-40% of those who didn't have/wear a helmet said it was because of peer pressure, 20% said it was because helmets were too expensive and 20% said they did not think "they looked good." These are the key findings in a survey carried out by Daniel Becker, a student at Colaiste Einde, Threadneedle Road, Galway. 13 year old Daniel who lives at Kylemore Park, Taylor's Hill, Galway is at present arranging a talk on safer cycling for his fellow first year students and is then going to conduct a second survey - he will show the results at the Aer Lingus Young Scientists Exhibition (RDS, Dublin, January 10-12).