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Science - Today’s News

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Science - Yesterday’s News

There were loads more Brazilians in Ireland last year… And here’s why*

*We’re talking about the people, not the *ahem* beauty treatment.

From Business ETC WATCH: This Audi has become the world’s fastest self-driving car Vorsprung Durch Technik
From Business ETC More students than ever have applied for next year’s BT Young Scientist Yeah Science!

There may be a cure for Ebola “within weeks”

The serum will use the blood of people who recovered from the disease.

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

Science - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Kickstarter is live for Irish projects so now you can support this teenage bounty hunter

Don’t just stand there, get creating… or funding.

From Business ETC These companies are designing 5G wireless that will be 1,000 times faster than 4G Too Fast Too Furious

Paralysed man walks again following groundbreaking surgery

The surgery is being hailed as an “historic change” for those with spinal injuries.

Work has started on the Poolbeg incinerator – but there’s already a protest planned

The plant is being built by US energy company Covanta.

Science - Monday 20 October, 2014

This year could be the hottest EVER recorded

Global land and sea temperatures for last month were the highest ever recorded.

From Business ETC Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment Cutting-edge

Five new research centres on the way following €245m investment

The centres will be located at Trinity College Dublin, UCD, NUI Galway and UL.

How will ‘unprecedented’ levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

A huge comet that’s as solid as a pile of talcum powder just buzzed by Mars

The comet, known as Siding Spring, whizzed past Mars yesterday. Three NASA spacecraft had to take shelter behind the Red Planet as the close encounter took place.

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The government is spending €245 million on five world-class science centres

The funding will support 700 existing and new scientific research positions.

More antibiotics would stop rise in dangerous Strep B infections in babies – scientists

New research has recorded a rise of 60% in cases of the infection over the past 25 years in the Netherlands.

Science - Sunday 19 October, 2014

The first sex was like square-dancing in Scotland (seriously)

And it wasn’t humans who did it.

“We can’t give in to Ebola hysteria” – Obama

Cuba has offered to help in the fight against the disease.

Science - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Why is aeroplane food so bad?

It’s more to do with science, than anything else.

This is the man America is trusting to stem the spread of Ebola

Ron Klain is Barack Obama’s “Ebola czar”.

Science - Friday 17 October, 2014

Maths Week puzzles: The Answers

Each day this week we’ve been tickling your brains with numerical teasers – here are the answers you’ve been waiting for.

Maths Week: Friday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

Science - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Maths Week: Thursday’s puzzle of the day It All Adds Up This post contains a poll

Maths Week: Thursday’s puzzle of the day

We’re setting you a little brainteaser each day this week to highlight a drive to improve the country’s numeracy skills.

Science - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From Business ETC This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk Space Debris

This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk

The risk-assessment tool will help protect the planet from falling debris from disintegrating spacecrafts and satellites that re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.

From Business ETC Explainer: What is this ‘knowledge box’ and why does Ireland want to get one? Boxed In

Explainer: What is this ‘knowledge box’ and why does Ireland want to get one?

Michael Noonan wants more companies to invest their money in Ireland.

Science - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

This is what a lightning storm looks like from space ISS

This is what a lightning storm looks like from space

It was filmed from the International Space Station from Commander Reid Wiseman.

From Business ETC This kitchen scale probably knows more about cooking than you… and now it has more money Rise Of The Machines

This kitchen scale probably knows more about cooking than you… and now it has more money

Irish startup Drop has scored $2 million to develop more smart kitchen products.

Science - Monday 13 October, 2014

From Business ETC GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor Hey Big Spender

GenCell is only 3 years old but it has succumbed to a (very) wealthy American suitor

The Irish genetics firm has been sold to a multi-billion dollar US medical-technology company for a secret sum.

From Business ETC Samsung says it’s developed WiFi technology that’s five times faster

Samsung says it’s developed WiFi technology that’s five times faster

The new speeds would allow a 1GB movie to be downloaded in less than three seconds and allow uncompressed HD videos to be streamed in real-time.

Science - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Science - Saturday 11 October, 2014

These handy tips will help develop your child’s maths skills (without them knowing it)

Fun ways to make maths count without it being a chore.

From Business ETC Watch what happened when Steve Jobs introduced wi-fi to people in 1999 Woah Dude

Watch what happened when Steve Jobs introduced wi-fi to people in 1999

Wireless internet. Who’d have thunk it.

‘Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever’

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

Science - Friday 10 October, 2014

From Business ETC Hackers access 100,000 Snapchat photos and they’re preparing to leak them Privacy Breach

Hackers access 100,000 Snapchat photos and they’re preparing to leak them

The collection includes a large amount of child pornography, including many videos sent between teenagers.

‘Worst Ebola epidemic in history’: Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked

Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.

Science - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Nurse in Australia being tested for Ebola

The woman had just returned from working for the Red Cross in Sierra Leone.

Science - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From Business ETC Soon Microsoft Kinect will be able to track exact finger movements Hands Free

Soon Microsoft Kinect will be able to track exact finger movements

A new system from Microsoft, named Handpose, is able to track finger movements under a range of conditions.

Science - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Watch: NASA’s first space walk in a year is happening above your head right now

US based space walks were curtailed last year after an Italian astronaut nearly drowned.

From Business ETC Google is working on screens that connect together like Lego Building Blocks

Google is working on screens that connect together like Lego

If Google’s latest project becomes a reality, you could be able to assemble a giant seamless image from several smaller screens.

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