Sunday Longread: Hand sanitiser and soap usage during the pandemic will have real environmental impacts

Researchers from Trinity have quantified the effect new hygiene practices will have on our climate, and subsequently our health

A Trinity-led study has found that our increased use of hand sanitisers and soaps during the pandemic will have some knock-on effects on our climate. Hand sanitiser, which before March 2020 was mainly used only in hospitals and healthcare settings,


Sunday Longread: Studying STEM through Irish Sign Language

Learning technical or scientific subjects through ISL presents unique challenges, says Trinity graduate Micheál Kelliher

Irish Sign Language (ISL) is used as a first language by around 5,000 people in Ireland, and approximately 45,000 hearing people also use ISL to some extent. However, the nuanced and historic language, and its speakers, are not always given


Booster shots for Covid-19: the science of vaccine inequality

Unequal vaccine distribution will only be heightened by boosters in high-income regions

After an 18-month saga of trials and testing, delays and divisive arguments, the vast majority of the Irish adult population are now doubly vaccinated against Covid-19. We’ve done the waiting, got the badges, and had the side-effects. But in all


Trinity researchers’ work on gold, silver and copper hydrides could help with energy storage

Innovative storage systems are needed if hydrogen is to be the fuel of the future

The Trujillo research group at Trinity’s School of Chemistry have conducted an investigation into metallic compounds that will be needed to store hydrogen fuel as we move towards greener energy sources. The team used quantum methodology to investigate the hydrogen


Ireland’s MSM blood ban does not move with the times or the science

Modern testing and evidence from more progressive requirements in other counties show it is time for change

One in four of us will need a blood transfusion at some point in our lives. Donations are used for an expansive range of patients, including those undergoing chemotherapy treatment and surgeries, or victims of serious traffic accidents. 1,000 transfusions


Trinity researchers help better understand the variability in the severity of Covid-19

Autoantibodies that are more common in older adults block an important immune response

Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been clear that Covid-19 usually has more severe effects on older people than their younger counterparts. But even within individual age groups, the effect Covid-19 has on a person is far from


Trinity’s Women on Walls

Trinity professors look back on a 2016 portrait as part of the Women on Walls campaign after the third round of portraits were unveiled in DCU

For centuries, Trinity’s Long Room sculptures stood unchanged, telling a story of geniuses and scholars, all with something in common apart from their brains: their sex. Then in 2019, we saw a historic vote to select four great female minds


Formula Trinity’s autonomous driving team gears up for success

Two founding members of Formula Trinity’s new autonomous driving team speak to Trinity News about the project

Formula Trinity is the College’s own student-led entry to Formula Student (FS), an engineering competition. The project was first started in 2017, but it can take teams many years of competing at various levels before they have a physical car


CONNECT to design musical gyroscope for primary school students

The centre was one of five recipients of funding from SFI and the Arts Council for a project at the intersection of science and art

CONNECT, the SFI Research Centre for Future Networks & Communications at Trinity College, was recently announced as one of five recipients of funding for the STEAM Art Collaboration project by Science Foundation Ireland and the Arts Council. The project pairs