A Mobile Solution

  How many of us still wear a watch? Carry a camera? Emails, MP3s, even the ancient calendar – your phone does them all. So why not go one step further and leave the wallet behind? So suggests the French App company Lydia.   Launched in 2013 by Antoine Porte and Cyril Chiche, Lydia aims […]

Developments in immunology allow for facial tumour treatment in tasmanian devils

  In a research paper published in March 2017 in the prestigious scientific journal Nature, an international group of immunologists lead by Cesar Tovar have announced an effective new therapy for treating tumours in Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) . The transmissible cancer, known simply as devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) was effectively treated following novel […]

Ave Verum: Medical device spin out maps the start-up path to success

  “This might be the last photo of just the three of us,” says Conor Harkin, co-founder and Chief Executive of ProVerum Medical. He leans against a desk in the ProVerum offices in Dublin City Centre, not far from the Biomedical Sciences Institute (TBSI). He’s joined by Michael Burke, a Trinity graduate and the medtech […]

Habitable exoplanets

Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy begins with the observation that “space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is.” The vast scale of the cosmos and its billions of galaxies and stars may lead us to think of the presence of life as inevitable, as if […]

Science in Brief

Scientists make the first ever time crystals that break time   Time crystals were hypothesized in 2012 by Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek. At first, many other physicists dismissed the possibility of the existence of such objects.  However, at the beginning of March two papers on the first time crystals were published in Nature. They are […]

Regenerative medicine and the role of chimeras

  Genetic Chimera   “A genetic chimera, in contrast, is just biological tissue that contains cells and DNA of multiple species.”   The complex terminology and nomenclature used by scientists is often criticised for being difficult to read or understand. Scientists can, however, face the opposite problem, where a simple term provokes suspicion or fear […]

The struggles and contributions of Marie Curie

The glass ceiling   “In the late 19th century, the Sorbonne enrolled a new female student from Warsaw, Poland. She came to France to study physics and mathematics upon her sister’s invitation after a bad break up with her first love.  Her name was Maria Skłodowska.”   The glass ceiling has almost always been blocking women […]

Expanding the CRISPR 

What is CRISPR? Biology has been outshone in recent years. History has been made in physics, with the discovery of the Higgs boson and the detection of gravitational waves. Biological research however, has failed to excite the public as it once did with Dolly the sheep or the Human Genome Project. Although they haven’t been […]

Wonders of nanotechnology and material science

“As soon as I mention this, people tell me about miniaturization, and how far it has progressed today. They tell me about electric motors that are the size of the nail on your small finger. And there is a device on the market, they tell me, by which you can write the Lord’s Prayer on […]

Santa’s secret – it’s not magic… it’s science!

  Santa’s challenge Lets establish the problem we are going to analyse in the article. Santa Claus is an elderly, rather large man who spends one night in the year to deliver presents to children all around the world. He travels in a flying sleigh pulled by nine flying reindeers. Once he gets to a […]

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Niamh Lynch
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Illustration

Aisling Crabbe
Natalia Duda
Sarah Morel
Mike Dolan
John Tierney
Naoise Dolan
Sarah Larragy
Mubbashir Ali Sultan
Nadia Bertaud
Daniel Tatlow

Photography

Kevin O'Rourke
Ines Niarchos
Huda Awan