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By Kyli Singh2014-08-26 11:06:24 UTC

Science projects are no longer just about poster boards and papier-mâché volcanoes.

With prestigious competitions like the Google Science Fair and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, millions of entrepreneurial students are showcasing their talents and gaining national recognition for their work. From bioplastics made from banana peels to new treatments against influenza, today’s science projects by children and teenagers have turned into life-changing ideas.

Below, we’ve compiled nine recent award-winning science projects from some of the brightest and youngest minds out there.

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