At the Intel Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public, Kurtis Carsch, 17, of Plano, Tex. discussed with a curious young man his research which could result in cleaner, lower-cost fuel. Kurtis is one of 40 Intel Science Talent Search finalists competing this week in the nation’s oldest and most prestigious high school science research competition. The top winners in this year’s competition will be announced on Tuesday evening around 9 pm ET. Follow the news here.