Winners of the BT Young Scientist Competition

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

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

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!)

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

Ancient British “gladiator” genomes sequenced by Trinity scientists

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

Five projects were funded in Trinity for equipment and facilities

Science of anxiety

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

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

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 […]

The future of contraception

Una Harty outlines the past, present and future of contraception in our society.

Editors





Niamh Lynch
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Kelly McGlynn
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Michael Foley
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Katarzyna Siewierska
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Clare McCarthy
sport@trinitynews.ie

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