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# Engineering

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Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore as landmark straightens slightly
An engineering professor said that the 57-metre monument had straightened by four centimetres.
Across the way: 11 of Ireland's most breathtaking bridges, in photos
Century-old stone bridges in Cork and contemporary designs in Dublin city.
'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads
The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.
The Limerick billionaires behind Stripe are opening a Dublin engineering hub
But one of the Collison brothers has warned about the dangers of the city’s housing crisis.
Meet the Irishman who gave the green light to the Golden Gate Bridge
An archive of papers belonging to the NUI Galway graduate have gone on show this week.
Why is everything in Ireland 'mediocre'?
In terms of infrastructure, that is.
Irish engineers are at the heart of a shipbuilding revolution
A new project will see the construction of vessels more than 50 metres in length using fibre materials.
A female engineer: 'It's important that we respect the natural differences between men and women'
We can encourage more and more bright young women into engineering, writes Professor Laoise McNamara.
Without the budget of Google, these Waterford students created a self-driving car
Instead, it required a lot of imagination to complete it in 12 weeks.
The top five highest-paying business jobs in Ireland are...
The positive employment stats seen in Ireland in recent times are set to continue according to a new jobs guide for 2016.
We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.
More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII
A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.
Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses
New research shows students biggest concern is fitting in at third-level.
Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science
Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.
Here's how you revamp a 400-year-old university
If you have €600 million handy.
Former undisputed Irish handball king aiming to reclaim his throne
Paul Fitzpatrick catches up with Irish handball star Eoin Kennedy, who is aiming to win back what he once owned.
The female engineers of the future just spent two weeks making robots
It’s a hands-on, sparks-flying, metal-welding way to produce more female scientists and engineers in Ireland.
Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career
Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.
Dragons' Den inventor in row with employer over trolley key
Ray Shannon pitched the Trolkey on the TV programme, but his employer has taken issue with his development of the product.
Engineering recruitment firm announces 56 new jobs for Cork
The €16 million investment will see the staff hired over the next 18 months.
Here's the life-changing robot designed for Joanne O'Riordan in action
The prototype was unveiled at Trinity College Dublin earlier this afternoon.
Trinity College engineers have built Joanne O'Riordan a robot
She will meet Robbie at a reveal ceremony later this afternoon.
Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?
Misconceptions about science, technology, engineering and mathematics are dissuading girls from taking them as subjects – doing a disservice to them and wider society, writes Dr Kirsten Foy.
Irish company to recruit 70 engineers after winning €16m contract in Abu Dhabi
Kelly Steel Engineering is to build a 3,500 tonne baggage handling facility at Abu Dhabi’s new Airport.
Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there
Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.
Rare 1970s photos turn up of the building of Disney's Space Mountain
The oldest operating rollercoaster in Florida was a feat of engineering at its time – and still looks impressive.
Storm delays huge operation to raise Costa Concordia
Italian engineers are expected to begin the operation this morning with flotation tanks to be attached to the underwater side of the vessel.
Over a dozen killed as hotel wall collapses in India
Staff buried under debris as “very old” building with cracks in walls gives way in Secunderabad.
Stainless steel: 100 years rust-free
‘Unstainable steel’ became a hit in 1913 – and just look what we’ve built from it since.
A Hong Kong company wants to build a €30bn canal across Nicaragua
That’s the plan ‘n’ anyways.
Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse in the US
Although it’s rare, some bridges deemed to be fine structurally can still be crippled if they are struck hard enough in the wrong spot.
This amazing feat of engineering happened exactly 100 years ago
The key to the success of the Panama Canal – the 12km-long Culebra Cut – was completed this month in 1913. Its overseeing engineer died just months later.
Good news! 150 new jobs for Cork
Recruitment for engineers with varying levels of experience is to begin immediately.
Irishman killed in Mozambique died "as a result of a serious assault"
Initial reports indicated that the 32-year-old had been shot.
Inventions wanted: Digital Irish dancing shoes, 'keepy uppy' counter
Some of Ireland’s brightest technical, design and artistic minds are coming together in Dublin to brainstorm solutions for unusual requests.
'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane
It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.
Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage
Emutex has launched a scholarship and internship for third level undergraduate students, after having to go abroad to hire seven out of 10 people in 2012.
Google doodle honours world's first 'computer programmer' Ada Lovelace
Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace, the 19th century mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron.
Check out this life-size Mousetrap game
Gigantic fun and games at New York engineering and inventor festival.
If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...
…they would be twice as strong, say Trinity College Dublin researchers.