Ambition was in plentiful supply at the RDS as the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition got under way yesterday. “We want to save lives,” said a confident Ronan MacGaoithin as he described his research project.

Ronan (13) and his brother Eóin (14), are students at Coláiste Ailigh in Donegal and they wanted to develop an early warning system to tell motorists when the road surface becomes icy.

Accidents involving ice and slippery roads are commonplace in Donegal they said and they wanted to find a way to warn when roads have frozen.

Read the original article via Young Scientist brothers have their eye on road safety – Science News | Daily News from The Irish Times – Thu, Jan 09, 2014.