According to a story in the BBC, winners of the first national science competition for young scientists in the UK were selected. Peter Hatfield from Kent won the Young Scientist of the Year title, and Chris Jefferies from Worcestershire was named Young Technologist of the Year. Hatfield designed a cosmic ray detector, while Jefferies' team won for a device that detects damage to a kit used to test gearboxes. "What's really striking is the raw enthusiasm of these young people about what they're doing.

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