Inaugural “Blockchain for Good Hackathon” hosted in Dublin’s docklands

The goal was to discover a method in which the blockchain peer-to-peer network could be re-engineered to serve a broader humanitarian purpose

Traditional notions of the uses of blockchain technology were put to the test last week at the first annual Blockchain for Good Hackathon” hosted by the Linux Foundation and Accenture. The hackathon occurred over two days at Accenture’s


Expanding the CRISPR 

Jack discusses CRISPR, a simple and precise technique of gene editing. This opens a tremendous amount of possibilities for applications in medicine and beyond

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 …

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Introducing Trinity’s new events website

The Trinity events website has gone live but what is it and how is it going to improve your student life at Trinity?


Yesterday evening (Sunday 29th January) saw Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) launch an official events calendar website. The site was made as a joint project between TCDSU and the Central Societies Committee (CSC) with Trinity Publications, DUCAC, and Trinity …


Should we adopt a 30 hour work week?

Peter O’Donovan explores the potential benefits and drawbacks of decreasing weekly working hours


When my mother was in college, 30 years ago now, her lecturers predicted that the average working week would soon be reduced to just 15 hours as technological advancement took away the need for human labour. While the technological advances


Tick, tock, the clock strikes done

An anonymous writer describes the stress and isolation associated with constant connectivity and juggling many commitments at once


“Chest tightens, heart throbs, throat closes up. I need to run to the beach and turn off my phone, but I can’t, I have things to do.”

I feel like a puppet, there are a million strings coming from me;


Trinity and RCSI develop new scanning technique

Nanoagents allow for high resolution images of bones without using x-rays


Scientists from Trinity and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) have created a new scanning technique that produces high resolution 3D images of bones without exposing the patient to x-ray radiation. Led by Thorri Gunnlaugsson a professor in …


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.


A New Year brings a new instalment of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) to the RDS for its 52nd year running. This year was the biggest yet and in total a staggering 59,000 people visited the


Trinity begins plans to construct technology campus

“Initial plans for the project are in the region of 30,000 sq.m. of teaching, research, new or refurbished buildings in one or more locations”


According to a tender notice, Trinity is seeking a construction consultant team “to project manage and design a building, or range of buildings, in a new Trinity Technology Campus.”

While the notice claims that requirements for the project are still


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.


With Christmas nearly upon us, I decided to take a look into the science behind one of the coolest tech products available for the upcoming festive season, bone conduction headphones. These are not your traditional headphones. They aren’t buds that