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Science - Today’s News

Put the kettle on: A cup of tea a day could help you live longer

Researchers recommend drinking tea rather than coffee and if you don’t drink either, you should probably give tea a chance…

Science - Yesterday’s News

Science Changes Lives: Pacemaker for a 28-year-old footballer? Yes, it saved me

Sean Prunty was diagnosed with a cardiac condition that put paid to his job as a footballer – but technology has given him a new path in life.

Science - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions

Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane…

A new image shows us what it is like when a cat both is and is not

Science - Friday 29 August, 2014

From Business ETC After 15 years, MSN Messenger finally decides to call it a day Farewell Old Friend

After 15 years, MSN Messenger finally decides to call it a day

The service, which had 330 million members worldwide at its peak, will be retired and integrated into Skype.

From Business ETC Apple bans developers from selling users’ health data to advertisers No Touching

Apple bans developers from selling users’ health data to advertisers

The company updated the privacy rules around its HealthKit service as its next product launch approaches.

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer’s

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

From Business ETC Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service Send In The Drones

Move over Amazon! Google is working on its own drone delivery service

So far, it has successfully delivered a number of items to farmers in the Australian outback, but the project is “years away” from becoming official.

Science - Thursday 28 August, 2014

From Business ETC This motion tracker will allow you to use your hands in virtual reality Hands On

This motion tracker will allow you to use your hands in virtual reality

Leap Motion is working on an attachment for Oculus Rift which allows you to interact with a VR experience using your hands.

From Business ETC Apple fails again in its bid to ban Samsung’s US phones sales Patent Wars

Apple fails again in its bid to ban Samsung’s US phones sales

Despite dropping all claims outside the US, the patent battle between both companies rages on.

‘Like getting my leg back’: Amputees walk more freely with new prosthesis

A clinical trial in a north London hospital shows big improvements for patients with above the knee amputations.

From Business ETC Now you can officially find out how (un)popular you are on Twitter Snapshot

Now you can officially find out how (un)popular you are on Twitter

The site has opened up its analytics service to all users so now you can see how well (or badly) your tweets are doing.

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From Business ETC Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own Wearable Tech

Samsung latest product is a smartwatch that can make calls on its own

The company also announced a Bluetooth necklace which vibrates when you receive calls and notifications (if that’s the kind of product you’re looking for).

People with cancer need dedicated treatment to tackle depression

Major depression is much more common among cancer sufferers – but trial shows a possible way forward.

Last winter was the stormiest ever on record for Ireland

Climatologists have concluded that both the frequency and intensity of the storms makes them unique in 143 years.

Science - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories

Thank you light-sensitive algae protein.

Live birth broadcast cancelled after panda fakes pregnancy to get more food

Ai Hin had her eye on an air conditioned room and around-the-clock care.

From Business ETC Snapchat is on track to becoming a $10 billion company On The Up

Snapchat is on track to becoming a $10 billion company

Turning down Facebook’s offer of $3 billion doesn’t sound so crazy now, does it?

Science - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

From Business ETC Google Image Search experienced a strange glitch earlier today… Bug

Google Image Search experienced a strange glitch earlier today…

A repeating image of a car crash began appearing on some Google Image Search earlier today.

Science - Monday 25 August, 2014

A 3D printed vertebra was used to fix a boy’s spine

The surgery took place in China and is the first of its kind.

There’s plenty of Humpbacks out there, but this year’s Whale Watch day was a bit of a washout…

Around 1,500 people turned out all over Ireland’s coasts yesterday to squint through the mist and try and spot some elusive cetaceans.

Science - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Science Changes Lives: The musician who composes in the blink of an eye

Cillian McSweeney has cerebral palsy but uses Eyegaze technology to give him a voice through songwriting.

Science - Saturday 23 August, 2014

How Irish scientists are keeping the government up to date on that Icelandic volcano

Remember Eyjafjallajokull? Everyone’s trying to make sure that that doesn’t happen all over again…

Science - Friday 22 August, 2014

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

The ‘pause’ in global warming could last another 10 years

… however things will start heating up rapidly after that.

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check

Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.

Suncream is really bad for the ocean

Particularly phytoplankton.

Science - Thursday 21 August, 2014

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like – and it’s terrifying

This is what NASA’s unmanned airplane looks like – and it’s terrifying

It can hover like a helicopter and fly like a plane…

Science - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Humans and Neanderthals lived side-by-side for 5,000 years. We share DNA. Do the maths.

We (humans) eventually “outcompeted” them though. Go us.

A rubber band can be used to monitor health issues

Researchers at AMBER and the School of Physics, TCD, discovered a method of creating wearable sensors by adding graphene to rubber bands.

Opinion: Could comets have delivered the precursors of life?

The Rosetta spacecraft is searching for clues about the beginning of our solar system.

Regular marijuana use is “bad for teens’ brains”

That is the opinion of the American Psychological Association.

Science - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Queen’s University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel

The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.

Science - Sunday 17 August, 2014

These jobs are most likely to be replaced by robots

Bad news for proof readers, projectionists and butchers.

Irish scientists aim to use seaweed to sustainably create bioplastics

Right now, the production of these materials requires food stuffs like corn, wheat, sugar beets, and sugar cane.

Science - Saturday 16 August, 2014

A professor created a single tree that can produce 40 types of fruit

There are currently 14 of the trees planted across the US.

Science - Friday 15 August, 2014

Scientists have discovered new plant language

“The next question is, ‘What exactly are they telling each other?’”

Science - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Europe’s most active volcano is back with a bang

Mount Etna began eruption again on the island of Sicily last Monday.

Some people might need more salt in their diets, not less

New research suggests that a moderate intake is best to reduce blood pressure.

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