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US start-up crowdfunds hoverboards to support R&D for levitating buildings

  US start-up crowdfunds hoverboards to support R&D for levitating buildings

The technology to build hoverboards is here, and it could potentially be put to use to secure items – or

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IRC to award €16.8m in scholarships to post-grad students

  IRC to award €16.8m in scholarships to post-grad students

The Irish Research Council (IRC) will offer €16.8m over four years to post-graduate students as part of this year’s post-graduate

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Irish Industry and Govt to invest €245m in five new SFI research centres

  Irish Industry and Govt to invest €245m in five new SFI research centres

A €245m investment commitment – comprising €155m from the State and €90m from industry – is to be invested in

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Australian Physicists build ‘Holy Grail’ tractor beam

  Australian Physicists build ‘Holy Grail’ tractor beam

Star Trek fans are rejoicing as researchers at the Australian National University revealed the development of a tractor beam dubbed

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Students in Australia break electric vehicle world speed record

  Students in Australia break electric vehicle world speed record

Students from the University of New South Wales in Australia have broken the electric vehicle world speed record over 500

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Air umbrella surpasses kickstarter fund target

  Air umbrella surpasses kickstarter fund target

An ‘invisible umbrella’ that uses a jet of air to deflect raindrops has surpassed its fundraising goal of US$10,000 to

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MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

  MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

For the 1,058 remaining Mars hopefuls, worrying news came for their chances of short-term survival after MIT published a detailed

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Frozen faecal matter no longer a tough pill to swallow

  Frozen faecal matter no longer a tough pill to swallow

Often used as a treatment for bacterial infections in the intestines, faecal matter, or poo to you and me, is

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Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

  Cork students make Time’s most influential teenager list

Three Irish students from Cork have made it onto Time magazine’s annual list of most influential teenagers, alongside Nobel Peace

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Irish botanist Matilda Knowles honoured after 150 years

  Irish botanist Matilda Knowles honoured after 150 years

One of the world’s great lichen experts of the 20th century, Irishwoman Matilda Knowles, has been honoured with a commemorative

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World’s first dissolvable microchip created by researchers

  World’s first dissolvable microchip created by researchers

A team of researchers has developed a series of silicon chips and sensors that can be dissolved in water after

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Scientists are closer than ever to curing type 1 diabetes

  Scientists are closer than ever to curing type 1 diabetes

A team of researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have made a giant leap towards establishing effective treatment for

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Amputees get sensation from prosthetic hand

  Amputees get sensation from prosthetic hand

Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his

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NASA looking at induced hibernation for travel to Mars

  NASA looking at induced hibernation for travel to Mars

In a bid to bring astronauts to Mars who could last the months-long journey, US space agency NASA is looking

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Nobel prize for chemistry awarded for discovery of nanoscopy

  Nobel prize for chemistry awarded for discovery of nanoscopy

Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E Moerner have been awarded the 2014 Nobel prize in chemistry for their

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AAA study shows in-car hands free systems often more distracting

  AAA study shows in-car hands free systems often more distracting

Two new AAA (American Automobile Association)-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile

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Surgeons save two-week-old infant with aid of 3D printed heart

  Surgeons save two-week-old infant with aid of 3D printed heart

In what is reminiscent of an episode of Grey’s Anatomy, surgeons at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in New York City

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Mantis shrimp eyes inspiring new cancer-detecting cameras

  Mantis shrimp eyes inspiring new cancer-detecting cameras

Researchers at the University of Queensland have pulled unlikely inspiration in their ground-breaking work developing advanced new cameras that can

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AIB forges seven-year research alliance with UCD

  AIB forges seven-year research alliance with UCD

AIB has invested in a seven-year Partnership and Innovation Initiative with UCD that will see the bank and the university

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MIT team develops most efficient solar panels to date

  MIT team develops most efficient solar panels to date

A team of researchers from MIT have reportedly developed a new solar absorption material that is close to ideal maximum

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