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Irish researchers crack problem of producing ‘wonder material’ in large amounts using a domestic blender

    Irish researchers crack problem of producing ‘wonder material’ in large amounts using a domestic blender

Irish scientists have registered a world first in the production of a substance called graphene, an advanced material that looks set to revolutionise many products from electronics and plastics to touchscreens

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First sex-determining genes appeared in mammals some 180 million years ago

    First sex-determining genes appeared in mammals some 180 million years ago

Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome. It is present only

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‘Spaceship’ viruses that can kill e.coli in food

    ‘Spaceship’ viruses that can kill e.coli in food

Treating food products with select bacteriophages—viruses that target and kill bacteria—could significantly reduce concentrations of E. coli, a new study shows. In the study, an injection of bacteriophages—also known informally as

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Is newly discovered Kepler -186f right for life?

    Is newly discovered Kepler -186f right for life?

Astronomers have for the first time discovered a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet that might hold liquid water—a necessary ingredient for life as we know it. The planet Kepler-186f is the fifth

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Novartis transforms drug business via deals with GSK and Eli Lilly

    Novartis transforms drug business via deals with GSK and Eli Lilly

Swiss drug-maker Novartis is transforming its business by exchanging certain assets with GlaxoSmithKline and divesting its animal health business to Eli Lilly in deals worth billions of dollars. The revamp

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DO ANIMALS WITH GERM PLASM EVOLVE FASTER?

    DO ANIMALS WITH GERM PLASM EVOLVE FASTER?

New research suggests that genes evolve more rapidly in vertebrate species that have germ plasm as a part of their reproductive process. The study, published in Science, tests a novel theory

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OxyMem is overall winner of Innovation Awards 2014

    OxyMem is overall winner of Innovation Awards 2014

OxyMem has won the overall ‘Innovation of the Year’ Award at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2014, which were presented in Dublin last night. The Athlone-based UCD spin out

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Innovation Academy, UCD appoints Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director

    Innovation Academy, UCD appoints Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director

The Innovation Academy, UCD has announced that it has appointed Dr Johnny Ryan as executive director. In his new role Ryan will take responsibility for the execution of the strategic

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Israeli company working on smartphone battery that recharges in 30 seconds

    Israeli company working on smartphone battery that recharges in 30 seconds

An Israeli startup has said it was working to develop a bio-organic system that can recharge a smartphone battery in just 30 seconds. Tel Aviv-based StoreDot’s prototype battery and charger

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How coughs and sneezes float much farther than you think

    How coughs and sneezes float much farther than you think

The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud you’re about to expel. That’s right: A novel study by

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President Higgins Visits The Royal Society London To Celebrate Scientific Links Between Ireland and The United Kingdom

    President  Higgins  Visits The Royal Society London To Celebrate Scientific Links Between Ireland and The United Kingdom

President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins today visited the Royal Society and attended an event to celebrate the scientific links between Ireland and the United Kingdom. The historic event gathered

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Living organ regenerated for first time: Thymus rebuilt in mice

    Living organ regenerated for first time: Thymus rebuilt in mice

  A team of scientists at the University of Edinburgh has succeeded in regenerating a living organ for the first time. The team rebuilt the thymus — an organ in

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Irishman’s TV app Start-up Raises US$7m from Atlantic Bridge and Samsung

    Irishman’s TV app Start-up Raises US$7m from Atlantic Bridge and Samsung

Eoin Dowling’s Silicon Valley and Dublin-based start-up BoxFish has raised US$7m in venture capital from Atlantic Bridge Capital and consumer electronics giant Samsung. BoxFish is a TV app that processes

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UK to Invest Further stg£45m in Researching ‘Internet of Things’

    UK to Invest Further stg£45m in Researching ‘Internet of Things’

The UK prime minister David Cameron has announced additional funding of stg£45m for research into the ‘internet of things’ (IoT), which sees an increasing number of devices making use of

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Major Breakthrough in Fold-up Screens Made by UK Scientists

    Major Breakthrough in Fold-up Screens Made by UK Scientists

A team of scientists from Surrey University in the UK claim to have made a significant breakthrough in the development of fold-up screen technology. In their release on the findings,

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Ireland Above Average in EU Innovation League, but Still Classed a ‘follower’

    Ireland Above Average in EU Innovation League, but Still Classed a ‘follower’

While Ireland performed well above the EU average on international scientific co-publications and licence and patent revenues from abroad, it is still an ‘innovation follower’ rather than ‘innovation leader’, a

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Cork Airport Beefs Up Security Technology as Part of €3m Upgrade

    Cork Airport Beefs Up Security Technology as Part of €3m Upgrade

Cork Airport has upgraded its baggage security screening system, implemented new screening technology for liquids and gels, and redeveloped the screening and airside vehicle access point for general aviation and

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SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Awards Announce 2014 Programme Webinar

    SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Awards Announce 2014 Programme Webinar

SFI and Pfizer are pleased to announce a webinar to present the SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme 2014 The SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme (BIAP) 2014 provides a unique opportunity

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AMCS Group Acquires US Waste Technology Company

    AMCS Group Acquires US Waste Technology Company

Limerick-based environmental software and technology developer AMCS Group, a world-leader in the provision of integrated waste management software and vehicle technology has announced the acquisition of a US software company,

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Venture Fund Opens Dublin Hub for Start-Ups

    Venture Fund Opens Dublin Hub for Start-Ups

Irish venture capital fund Tribal.vc has opened a new co-location hub for high- growth start-ups, on Dublin’s South William Street. The fund, which was founded by serial technology entrepreneurs Conor

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Electricity Generation Makes Top Ten of Best Inventions’

    Electricity Generation Makes Top Ten of Best Inventions’

In a new survey, published by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), chemical engineers have voted for what they consider to be the most important chemically engineered inventions and solutions

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NUI Galway Hosts Ireland’s Largest Student-Run Energy Event

    NUI Galway Hosts Ireland’s Largest Student-Run Energy Event

The 4th Annual Energy Night, Ireland’s largest student-run energy event, will take place at NUI Galway’s New Engineering Building, Thursday 13th February from 4pm-7pm. Last year’s event, ‘Energising Ireland –

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Capital of Innovation – Six Finalist Cities Announced

    Capital of Innovation – Six Finalist Cities Announced

Barcelona, Espoo, Grenoble, Groningen, Malaga and Paris are the six cities shortlisted for the first European Capital of Innovation award, or iCapital. An independent panel of experts has agreed on

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Ireland’s education and research infrastructure gets an all-optical boost from Coriant

    Ireland’s education and research infrastructure gets an all-optical boost from Coriant

HEAnet, Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, has been enhanced with a new national all-optical transmission network installed and commissioned

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Entrepreneurship Forum Report Published

    Entrepreneurship Forum Report Published

The Report of the Entrepreneurship Forum has been launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and

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Changing Landscapes Not Global Warming to Blame For Increased Flood Risk

    Changing Landscapes Not Global Warming to Blame For Increased Flood Risk

Major flood events occur around the world every year, but with international loss databases documenting increased incidents of flooding, more

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Latest Data Shows 36% Decrease in New Building in 2013

    Latest Data Shows 36% Decrease in New Building in 2013

There was a 36% decrease in new buildings in 2013 compared to 2012 figures according to new data published by

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Co-founder of Cellix wins Trinity Innovation Award

    Co-founder of Cellix wins Trinity Innovation Award

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) graduate Vivienne Williams and co-founder of medical device manufacturer Cellix has won the Trinity Innovation Award.

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University of Limerick up for ‘Best University Placement’ award

    University of Limerick up for ‘Best University Placement’ award

The University of Limerick (UL) is one of five finalists for the Best University Placement award as part of the

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SFI Special Award Winner at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

    SFI Special Award Winner at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Chloe Bradley, a 5th year student from Mulroy College, Donegal, won the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Special Award at the

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New European Advisory Group on Future Use of UHF Spectrum For TV and Wireless Broadband

    New European Advisory Group on Future Use of UHF Spectrum For TV and Wireless Broadband

Pascal Lamy and top executives from Europe’s broadcasters, network operators, mobile companies and tech associations have been given six months

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Innovation Continues to Play a Crucial Role in Irish Companies’ Ability to Compete Internationally

    Innovation Continues to Play a Crucial Role in Irish Companies’ Ability to Compete Internationally

Enterprise Ireland supported companies created 18,033 new jobs in 2013. This resulted in a net increase of 5,442 in the

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