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George W. Hewlett High School in Hewlett, N.Y. students, from left, Jeremy Appelbaum, William Gil and Allen Shin pose with their scholarship check Tuesday at George Washington University in Washington after being named the top winners of the Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology National Finals.

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Texas teen takes home $100K national science prize

A high school student from Texas has won a $100,000 scholarship for a developing a computer algorithm that helps robots navigate around obstacles, an algorithm that could be used in applications like driverless cars.

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