Bulgarian Schoolboy is Google 2013 Finalist

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A Bulgarian 15-year-old boy from the Black Sea city of Varna is among the finalists at the prestigious Science Fair Google 2013.

On Wednesday, Internet giant Google named the 90 finalists in the Science Fair Google 2013 and the 15 contestants for the Science in Action Award among whom is Bulgarian Hristo Staikov.

This year the projects are even more diverse and international than in 2012 with thousands sent applications form more than 120 countries.

The 15-year old Hristo Staikov is among the regional finalists. Currently, he studies at "Petar Beron" Math High School in Varna.

Hristo won with his "Dynamic Road Conditioning Network" project that constitutes of two parts: an application for web visualization and a device for data collecting.

Hristo's project aims of tracking the condition of the roads, helping the drivers choose the safest route and assisting in prioritizing the roads that need repairs.

As one of the regional winners in the 15-16-years-old category, Staikov may win one of the finalists' prizes, which include a  Google scholarship worth USD 25 000, a unique experience with the other partners of the event - LEGO and CERN, an individual award by LEGO ( a one-of-the-kind color assemble specially provided for the winners in a given team), a LEGO box, created exclusively for the event, or a digital access to Scientific American publication for his school.

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