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Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas
# Universities
# Universities

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas

Jul 8th 2020, 10:41 PM 23,881 Views 0 Comments

Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.

This guy said goodbye to his thesis in the best possible way
# Best Buds
From The Daily Edge
# Best Buds

This guy said goodbye to his thesis in the best possible way

May 20th 2016, 2:27 PM 6,937 Views 4 Comments

They were the best of friends.

One of the annoying problems with taking photos could be a thing of the past
# Picture Perfect
# Picture Perfect

One of the annoying problems with taking photos could be a thing of the past

Aug 10th 2015, 9:48 AM 17,824 Views 7 Comments

A team of researchers have developed a way to get rid of reflections on photos.

This four-legged robot can jump over walls without breaking its stride
# No Escape
# No Escape

This four-legged robot can jump over walls without breaking its stride

May 29th 2015, 1:27 PM 13,050 Views 37 Comments

In the future, hiding behind a small wall isn’t going to help you.

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Oct 18th 2014, 7:30 PM 8,875 Views 2 Comments

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days
# Exploration
# Exploration

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days

Oct 15th 2014, 3:31 PM 28,532 Views 55 Comments

It’s hardly worth the air miles.

Researchers develop robot arm that can move like a snake
# Flexibility
# Flexibility

Researchers develop robot arm that can move like a snake

Sep 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,583 Views 11 Comments

The soft robot arm is made out of rubber and is designed to move in confined spaces.

Now Google Glass can tell you just how stressed you are
# Calm Down
# Calm Down

Now Google Glass can tell you just how stressed you are

Sep 9th 2014, 12:30 PM 5,441 Views 17 Comments

A new app called BioGlass can tell how agitated you are just by detecting tiny movements picked up by the device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and front-facing camera.

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack
# Man V Machine
# Man V Machine

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack

Aug 10th 2014, 2:17 PM 13,634 Views 11 Comments

It’s all over people, we don’t have a prayer.

Need a chair? A table? These tiny robots could join together to make you one
# Self-assembly
# Self-assembly

Need a chair? A table? These tiny robots could join together to make you one

Oct 13th 2013, 5:30 PM 6,361 Views 18 Comments

The technology, developed by students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, involves small cubes which can move independently of each other.

Column: I’ll never forget the moment I heard the news of the explosions in my hometown
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: I’ll never forget the moment I heard the news of the explosions in my hometown

Apr 21st 2013, 8:15 AM 261 Views 7 Comments

Boston native, Larry Donnelly reflects on the the horrific events that happened at the Boston Marathon this week, saying he’s been heartened by the expressions of solidarity from countless Irish people who have such a special affinity with the most Irish city in the US.

LIVE: Local TV covers the manhunt for the Boston Marathon suspect
# Boston
# Boston

LIVE: Local TV covers the manhunt for the Boston Marathon suspect

Apr 20th 2013, 12:30 AM 28,144 Views 0 Comments

Watch live coverage from the local ABC affiliate, WCVB, as it covers the manhunt for the ‘white hat’ bombing suspect.

UPDATED: Massive manhunt underway for ‘dangerous’ second Boston bomber
# Boston
# Boston

UPDATED: Massive manhunt underway for ‘dangerous’ second Boston bomber

Apr 19th 2013, 9:55 PM 115,487 Views 318 Comments

‘Suspect one’ who has been identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead by police during a shootout on Thursday night.

Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax
# Massachusetts
# Massachusetts

Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax

Feb 23rd 2013, 6:58 PM 5,748 Views 0 Comments

It had been reported that a gunman was on the campus, which was then put into lockdown.

'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane
# Pretty Fly
# Pretty Fly

'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane

Jan 27th 2013, 6:30 PM 21,778 Views 32 Comments

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

VIDEO: How to… become an inventor with one easy kit
# Inventive
From The Daily Edge
# Inventive

VIDEO: How to… become an inventor with one easy kit

Jun 3rd 2012, 8:45 AM 2,546 Views 3 Comments

A simple invention kit, MaKey MaKey, allows you to play computer games with Play-Doh, play the piano with your stairs and use buckets of water as dance pads amongst other cool things.

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution
# Jet Injection
# Jet Injection

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution

May 27th 2012, 5:00 PM 4,806 Views 27 Comments

Scientific researchers are developing a ‘jet-injector’ to get medicine to the right spot – by using pressure, rather than a puncture of the skin.

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle
# Genius
From The Daily Edge
# Genius

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle

May 24th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,253 Views 28 Comments

Lubricant invented by MIT scientists means no more pounding on the bottom of your ketchup container.

Want to go to Harvard? Now you can… online and for free
# University
# University

Want to go to Harvard? Now you can… online and for free

May 3rd 2012, 7:15 AM 6,089 Views 16 Comments

Two of the world’s top universities have joined forces to offer course materials over the internet.

VIDEO: US university students throw a piano off a roof
# Smashing
From The Daily Edge
# Smashing

VIDEO: US university students throw a piano off a roof

Apr 27th 2012, 12:20 PM 7,757 Views 31 Comments

Yeah, this is strange.

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve
# Space
# Space

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve

Dec 28th 2011, 10:24 PM 3,989 Views 11 Comments

The spacecraft has been travelling for almost 4 months – but will slip into the moon’s orbit this weekend.

Superdrug could cure all viral infections
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,428 Views 11 Comments

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths
# Brains
# Brains

TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths

Jul 5th 2011, 1:27 PM 1,026 Views 15 Comments

Irish universities have fared very well in maths and engineering…

Student who lied his way into Harvard ordered to repay $45k
# Liar Liar
From The Daily Edge
# Liar Liar

Student who lied his way into Harvard ordered to repay $45k

Dec 18th 2010, 8:00 AM 715 Views 0 Comments

Adam Wheeler plagiarised other people’s work, forged transcripts and gave fake recommendations to blag his way into one of the world’s most prestigious universities.