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Students of secondary schools in Ireland are to be given the chance to see their experiment tested in zero gravity for future space exploration.
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Purdue University’s Dr Nien-Hwa Linda Wang has developed a chemical conversion process that can turn plastic into useful products such as fuel.
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Three-year partnership agreed with Ecoalf aims to take 150m tonnes of waste from the Mediterranean each year.
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The world’s smallest bear can exactly mimic the face of other bears, a power once thought only possible in humans and gorillas.
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In the latest 4IRC event from Connect, speakers discuss design thinking, entrepreneurship and the concept of ‘fast and filthy fashion’. Emily McDaid reports.
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Researchers claim they can prove that it is possible for two versions of reality to exist at the same time, but only at the quantum level.
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Queen bumblebees are the lifeblood of every colony, and now scientists have discovered they do something totally unexpected beneath our feet.
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Prof Jocelyn Bell Burnell is putting her recent international award towards a new fund to help more Irish women and minority physics graduates find jobs.
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Prof Fiona McGillicuddy of UCD is trying to find what happens to ‘good cholesterol’ in patients with obesity and diabetes.
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Contained in such a tight space for months at a time, ISS astronauts are reporting higher cases of dormant viruses, such as ‘space herpes’, resurfacing.
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