Middle- and high-school students from six continents share groundbreaking ideas in online competition

On September 22nd, the winners of the fourth-annual Google Science Fair competition will be announced. Recognizing the top tier of thousands of entries from more than 120 countries, the winners' circle is unlikely to include even one baking soda volcano.

Since January of 2011, Google's online science competition has drawn out enthusiastic scientists aged 13-18 from around the world, resulting in world-shaping proposals ranging from sophisticated new cancer treatments to (equally sophisticated) methods for creating plastic from banana peels and making a carcinogen-buffering marinade for barbecuing chicken.

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