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It’s All About the Blockchain

In 1999, economist Paul Krugman said, ‘By 2005 or so, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s.’ Krugman’s error was not underestimating the potential of the Internet, it…

The Big Science of 2017

So here we are, a month into the new year, a brand-new semester, and it’s pretty safe to say we’re not exactly missing 2017. Politically, environmentally and morally exhausted, it is very easy to view those 12 gruelling months as…

Mythbuster: The Aussie Flu

Recently released data by the HSE shows that this year’s flu season has been particularly rough, and there are a lot of questions floating around about the so-called “Aussie Flu Outbreak”. The “flu” is an infection caused by the influenza…

Green Campus Programme To Tackle Environmental Issues in UCD

Many people will be familiar with the Green Flag programme from school. However, for those who aren’t: it is a student-led initiative with its main purpose of spreading environmental awareness and encouraging good practices among the student body. It aims…

UCD Partnering in New €8.2 million Cross Border Research Centre to Improve Cardiovascular Care

A new cross border medical engineering research centre was launched today in Ulster University. The Eastern Corridor Medical Engineering Centre (ECME) has received €8.2 million in EU funding to carry out research in improving cardiovascular care. ECME is a partnership between…

UCD Announces €4 million Artificial Intelligence Research Project with Samsung

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics in UCD has announced a new colloborative research project with Samsung Electronics estimated to be worth approximately €4 million. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative between researchers at UCD, NUI Galway, UCC, DCU, and…

A History Of Medicinal Cannabis

Medicinal cannabis seems like one of the health topics du jour but it has a long history grounded in medical research. In 1841, an Irishman named William Brooke O’Shaughnessy noticed folk use of cannabis as a medical treatment in Calcutta….

When Two Stars Collide

130 million years ago, two neutron stars collided in a galaxy called NGC4993. This collision created gravitational waves which travelled through the Universe and reached earth, where they were detected on August 17th 2017 by the LIGO/Virgo interferometers. Although there…

Stormy Weather Ahead

In the wake of Ophelia and Brian, there are another 15 storms set to hit land in Ireland this autumn. Caroline, Dylan, Eleanor, Fionn, Georgina, Hector, Iona, James, Karen, Larry and Maeve are all expected to arrive on our shores…

Ireland’s Environmental Challenges

In very recent memory,  In December 2015 a key United Nations climate change conference was held in Paris. A determined group of  Irish  environment activists set out overland to participate, overcame considerable travelling difficulties due to industrial action at the…

Applications Open for UCD Innovation Academy Fellowship

The applications for the UCD Innovation Academy Fellowship are set to open today. The Academy which is located in the Shackleton Lounge on the ground floor of the Science building offers applicants “two flexible creative studios and a prototyping laboratory….

Nobel Prizes 2017

The Nobel Prizes were handed out recently in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace. The story of the prizes, first given out in 1901, is one of those accounts you might have heard from a…