The science of New Year’s resolutions

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Una discusses the historical origins of New Year’s resolutions, why we fail to keep them and how can we successfully reach our long term goals in general.

Winners of the BT Young Scientist Competition

NEWS 08012015 NO FEE FOR REPRODUCTION Winners of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2016 Diana Bura (15) and Maria Louise Fufezan (16) from Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan who won for their project 'An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans'.  Maria and Diana were in the group intermediate section of the biological & ecological sciences category and were presented with a cheque for Eur5,000, the opportunity to represent Ireland at the 28th European Union Young Scientist competition in Brussels later this year and the BTYSTE perpetual trophy.  Almost 1,200 students from across the island of Ireland covering 550 projects from 29 counties competed in the RDS for the coveted title of 'BT Young Scientist(s) & Technologist(s) of the Year'.Photo Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

BT young scientist competition has been running for over 50 years. Many successful scientists won this prize in their childhood. Conor discussed this year’s winners and presents an overview of some distinguished past winners.

Gravitational Waves Could Be Detected This Year

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Katarzyna discusses what gravitational waves are, the rumours from the LIGO project and the importance of gravitational waves in the study of the objects that generate them.

The Search For Extraterrestrial Life

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For those keeping an eye on the stars, and with an interest in extraterrestrial life, the past few months have been exciting ones. Last July saw the announcement of a 100 million US dollar search for intelligent life in space. This was followed days later by the announcement that an Earth-like planet had been found […]

We tried out the new Byte app, here are the results (audio autoplays!)

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Byte combines the low tech of Microsoft Paint with today’s social media world

Ancient British “gladiator” genomes sequenced by Trinity scientists

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Genome sequencing in Trinity has cast light on the origins of a set of Roman-age decapitated bodies, found in York.

Trinity projects secure over €10 million from Science Foundation Ireland

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Five projects were funded in Trinity for equipment and facilities

Science of anxiety

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In January many senior freshman students will sit the annual Foundation Scholarship examinations. Una Harty talks about the science of anxiety and ways of reducing it to help all those sitting exams do the best they can.

Bone conducting earphones

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With Christmas around the corner, Conor O’Mara describes one of the coolest gadgets all SciTech nerds dream about finding under the Christmas tree.

City of Physics initiative brings physics into Dublin streets

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In the new government science strategy 2.5% of the GNP by 2020 will be invested into research. Also the government will consider Ireland becoming a member of CERN and ESO. This plan is a big step forward for Irish science. But with the European average of investment into science research is 3% and many European […]

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