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#Physics

# physics - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Dáil to be told there's a 'real crisis' with physics and Irish teacher numbers

A Fianna Fáil motion will go before the Dáil tonight.

# physics - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Carlo Rovelli: 'Time does not exist'

In his latest book, Reality Is Not What It Seems, bestselling author Carlo Rovelli shows how our understanding of reality has changed throughout the centuries.

# physics - Monday 14 November, 2016

What is the theory of relativity all about?

This is the century-old theory that has given us concepts like black holes and the big bang, writes Dr Cormac O’Raifeartaigh.

# physics - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

# physics - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge Ed Sheeran popped up on the Leaving Cert yesterday and people couldn't handle it Let's Get Physical

Ed Sheeran popped up on the Leaving Cert yesterday and people couldn't handle it

You can’t get away from him and his soundness.

# physics - Friday 10 April, 2015

Ireland must join CERN – for our economy and our future

With CERN membership, Ireland’s brightest minds would be able to work on some of the most advanced projects in the world.

# physics - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

From The Daily Edge Watch a teacher take an axe to the crotch in physics demo gone terribly wrong Testicle Physics

# physics - Friday 24 October, 2014

Stephen Hawking wrote his first Facebook post, and it's brilliant

The brunch selfies are next…

# physics - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

Japanese researchers win Nobel for inventing the "revolutionary" LED lamp

The LED has helped in the fight against global warming and also helps people in poverty.

# physics - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

# physics - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge 8 hypnotic GIFs of chemical reactions with everyday objects Whoa

8 hypnotic GIFs of chemical reactions with everyday objects

Just *try* and stop watching. Try.

# physics - Monday 28 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Forget your glasses today? This video will show you how to see without them Sight For Sore Eyes

# physics - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge This simple experiment involving a balloon and a car will blow your mind Ballooney

# physics - Monday 14 April, 2014

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

# physics - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Column: What does this week’s major physics breakthrough actually mean?

A new discovery has shed light on the beginning of the universe itself and will help us to understand how gravitational extremes like black holes work, writes Conor Farrell.

# physics - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

# physics - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD

Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan said if we cannot encourage people to study these subjects at higher level, we will have a serious problem in filling the places on third level courses.

# physics - Friday 8 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge Harlem Globetrotters visit teacher who went viral with basketball trick Ball So Hard

Harlem Globetrotters visit teacher who went viral with basketball trick

Mr Hovan was filmed spinning a basketball on his pen while marking papers.

# physics - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge University physicists explain how men can prevent urinal splashback Whizz Kids

University physicists explain how men can prevent urinal splashback

It’s the problem all men face at some point.

# physics - Monday 29 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge Did you know you're attracted to everyone on the DART? Phwoar

Did you know you're attracted to everyone on the DART?

Well, everyone in your carriage anyway…

# physics - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

NUI Galway’s School of Physics recognised for commitment to gender equality

Women are under-represented in physical science at every level – but NUI Galway is trying to change this.

# physics - Friday 12 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 reasons to love Stephen Hawking even more Like A Boss This post contains videos

8 reasons to love Stephen Hawking even more

He’s been saying clever things about smart stuff again.

# physics - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Stephen Hawking: We must explore space to ensure human survival

The world’s leading physicist says our existence depends on finding a new planet to live on. No pressure, then.

# physics - Thursday 14 March, 2013

CERN scientists: Yep, we're fairly sure we've found the Higgs boson

CERN scientists: Yep, we're fairly sure we've found the Higgs boson

“The preliminary results… are magnificent,” one CERN physicist said.

# physics - Friday 1 February, 2013

Column: Criminal justice policy should be shaped by our heads, not our hearts

While outrage is understandably high when particularly heinous crimes are committed, we are doing victims no service by letting emotions rule out rational debate on how to reform the justice system, writes Alan Greene.

# physics - Friday 30 November, 2012

NASA: Closest planet to sun, Mercury, harbours ice

Scientists have confirmed a vast amount of ice at the north pole at the planet’s north pole – despite its proximity to the sun.

# physics - Sunday 18 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school science test Science Test

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school science test

Happy Science Week! Now light that bunsen burner and let’s get going…

# physics - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Rubberbandits use dubstep to explain physics Science Week 2012 This post contains videos

VIDEO: Rubberbandits use dubstep to explain physics

Keep a special eye out for the dancing at 01.12.

# physics - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Astronomers find diamond planet twice the size of Earth

The planet is made up mainly of graphite and diamond and was spotted zooming around a nearby star.

# physics - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

French and American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

“I was walking with my wife [and] when I saw the Swedish area code, I realised,” said one of this year’s winners.

# physics - Monday 30 July, 2012

Climate change sceptic 'converted' by own research

Richard A Muller founded a research project into the rise in earth surface temperature… and the findings surprised even him.

# physics - Sunday 22 July, 2012

The 10 most important numbers in the world Costants This post contains images

The 10 most important numbers in the world

Avogadro, Planck, Boltzmann… the whole gang is here.

# physics - Thursday 5 July, 2012

VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson Lost A Bet This post contains videos

VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson

The theoretical physicist had a $100 bet with another scientist that the Higgs would never be found.

# physics - Monday 2 July, 2012

US atom-smasher 'strongly' hints at finding Higgs boson

If it’s true it will be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the past one hundred years.

# physics - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Is CERN about to announce some big news about the Higgs boson?

CERN is to announce its latest results on the search for the ‘god particle’ this week. Could they have found it?

# physics - Saturday 23 June, 2012

TV, air travel and underpants: the week in numbers

Plus – how TDs are fast becoming an endangered species, and how much Hollywood’s leading ladies can command per film.

# physics - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Spanish physicists reckon time is (literally) going to grind to a halt

Three Spanish academics have come with an alternative theory of time – one which suggests we will eventually be frozen in time forever.

# physics - Friday 8 June, 2012

CERN admits: Einstein was right - neutrinos don't travel faster than light

Yep – it was faulty equipment all along…

# physics - Friday 6 April, 2012

Energy levels at Large Hadron Collider raised 8 trillion electron volts

Scientists at CERN say the incredible new speeds will improve the prospect of scientific breakthroughs.

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