7th May 1999 at 01:00
Inverness Royal Academy has been awarded first prize and George Watson's College, Edinburgh, second prize for Science Race '99, run by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council. Ten schools were awarded runners-up prizes. All winners received prizes to help them with science studies plus a day out at the London Science Museum.

More than 300 secondary schools in the UK raced against the clock to answer questions on the Internet at They also gave their views on what they felt would be the most important breakthrough in the physical sciences and engineering over the next century. A Great Millennium Science Race is proposed for the year 2000. Details: Simon Goldsworthy, tel: 0181 994 2093 e-mail:

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