What's the best way to get young minds interested in science? One way is to offer them really nice prizes if they come up with innovative and "creative" projects, according to Google. The company is urging "young scientists from around the world" to submit ideas for projects that are "relevant to the world today" for the Google Science Fair. The contest is open to kids from 13 to 18 years of age, working on their own or in teams of two or three, and the projects will be judged by a panel of teachers.

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