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Science - Today’s News

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From Business ETC US med-tech firm Medtronic has been cleared to come to Ireland… and get a sweet tax deal Sweet Deal

US med-tech firm Medtronic has been cleared to come to Ireland… and get a sweet tax deal

The company is buying Dublin-headquartered Covidien for about €34 billion.

Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola

But it is still some way from hitting the market.

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Science - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From Business ETC What makes a Rubik’s Cube a Rubik’s Cube? Off The Grid

What makes a Rubik’s Cube a Rubik’s Cube?

A trademark court says its all about the lines on the front, apparently.

From Business ETC This Irish company has produced the new ‘gold standard’ in medical technology Aerogen

This Irish company has produced the new ‘gold standard’ in medical technology

Aerogen’s drug nebulisers are being used in the intensive-care units of hospitals in 70 countries.

Being fat is leading to more cancer – particularly for women

Almost three times more likely than men, in fact.

Science - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos ISS

Astronauts on the space station can now enjoy caviar and espressos

A spacecraft arrived carrying three new astronauts and supplies yesterday.

From Business ETC Apple’s virtual reality ambitions are beginning to take shape Getting Serious

Apple’s virtual reality ambitions are beginning to take shape

The company is on the lookout for an engineer who will work on “high performance apps that integrate with Virtual Reality systems.”

Science - Friday 21 November, 2014

From Business ETC The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year Access For All

The internet is going to have 3 billion people using it next year

And it’s expected that nearly half of the world’s population will have online access by 2018.

Science - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This is what looking down at your phone does to your spine Spine-chilling
From Business ETC This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you 007

This handy new tool could stop a government from spying on you

Amnesty International said Governments are increasingly using technology to access activists and journalists’ private emails and computers.

Science - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Doctor’s corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

Seals are having sex with penguins – and there are videos to prove it

Researchers say it is sexual harassment.

The US military wants to build a drone carrying “mothership”

Military designers want to build and aircraft carrier in the sky.

Did you see the ‘giant fireball’ over the east of the country last night?

It could be part of an asteroid – burning up in the atmosphere. And it could spark a meteorite-hunt…

Science - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

From Business ETC This software can help describe what’s happening in an image Image Recognition

This software can help describe what’s happening in an image

Researchers from Google and Stanford University has developed software which can describe the scene shown in an image.

Science - Monday 17 November, 2014

Check out these new hi-res pics of Philae’s hairy ‘bounce’ landing

In space, no one can hear you BOUNCE.

From Business ETC Major buyout by Dublin-based firm Actavis will create ‘blockbuster’ pharma player Big Big Pharma

Major buyout by Dublin-based firm Actavis will create ‘blockbuster’ pharma player

The deal with Botox maker Allergan is worth a cool €53 billion.

From Business ETC Google’s plans to start testing its WiFi balloons in Australia Test Run

Google’s plans to start testing its WiFi balloons in Australia

20 WiFi beaming balloons will be launched across Western Queensland as part of its plan to bring internet access to the world.

Science - Sunday 16 November, 2014

This is a really lovely science experiment you can do with your kids

A little food dye, a little water, a little patience – a rainbow-coloured surprise.

From Business ETC So you want to learn how to code? Here’s how to get started TechKnowHow

So you want to learn how to code? Here’s how to get started

It’s never been easier to start learning, and there are many free online resources to help you out.

Science - Saturday 15 November, 2014

The last tweets from the comet lander are pretty heartbreaking…

The Philae lander, perched on a distant comet hurtling towards the Sun, delivered everything scientists were expecting of it before losing power.

The five things you should know about net neutrality

The first thing is what it is.

From Business ETC These are the challenges faced in making our cities smarter Big Data

These are the challenges faced in making our cities smarter

Numerous cities across the world, including Dublin, are engaging with projects that will make their cities smarter, but what are the concerns?

From Business ETC Why this company wants to ‘connect the dots’ between software and hardware Connected

Why this company wants to ‘connect the dots’ between software and hardware

If This Then That is making a long-term bet on the smart items industry and it wants to be at the centre of it, but progress will be gradual.

Philae probe has fallen asleep after its batteries ran out

The robot probe managed to transfer all of the data it collected to its mother ship before it took its eternal nap.

Science - Friday 14 November, 2014

Philae hopes to communicate drilling results soon, but could it be its final hours?

Due to the lander’s position scientists are concerned about the battery supply.

Science Week: The answers so you can enjoy your Friday night

Have you been taking part in our Brainteaser series? See how many you’ve got right.

‘Get your ass to Mars’: Buzz Aldrin wants humans to permanently occupy Mars

The second man to land on the Moon said those that travel to Mars shouldn’t envisage that they will ever return to Earth.

Will clinical trials for Ebola treatment stop its deadly spread?

Drug and blood-based trials will begin in West Africa next month.

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Irish scientists have figured out ANOTHER way smoking is bad for you

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered exactly how smokers are more at risk of TB.

Science - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Philae seems to be stuck under a cliff with one leg dangling in space

That means it may not be able to fully charge its solar-powered batteries.

Breakthrough by Irish scientists could lead to cure for Parkinson’s Disease

“It’s a step towards knowing what we can do to potentially develop cures.”

Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

Here’s what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City

It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.

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Virgin Galactic pilot describes unbuckling from his seat as it plummeted to Earth

Pilot Siebold has now been discharged from hospital.

Pictures of genitalia replaced by ducklings and dolphins in Turkish schoolbooks

It has sparked more criticism of conservative values being imposed.

Science - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

The Irish are among the most ‘holiday deprived’ in Europe

A new study has found that as a nation we throw away 3.3 million holiday days a year.

From Business ETC Twitter is changing… but is it for the better? Tweet Tweet

Twitter is changing… but is it for the better?

Twitter want to use your information like who you follow and what you engage with to show you more Tweets.

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