Royal Dublin Society Addressing Their Culture And The Economy

The Royal Dublin Society

On 25 June 1731, a group of visionaries and patriots met for the first time and formed the Royal Dublin Society, RDS. They were thinkers who believed in the power of ideas, and of turning these ideas into action.  Their assignment was to put ideas into actions that could transform Ireland by creating a vibrant, thriving economy and culture.

For around 300 years, the RDS has responded to Ireland’s priorities and needs, addressing gaps in the evolution of our economy and culture that have shaped the nation. The RDS organized the planting of 55 million trees to produce timber and make better use of their land.…

Silicon Valley Seems To Have Moved To Dublin City

Dublin

Dublin city center becomes ever more faithful to serving the trophy buildings of Silicon Valley’s trophy corporations, we “the locals” need to talk.

“We” actually means a much broader cross-section of Irish culture. The people of Dublin, if you will. These voices will need to be included in future planning decisions. These big decisions appear to prioritize adding more tech companies into a comparatively confined geographical area of our Dublin city.

For two decades now, the regular group of development firms, ministers, town officials, developers of property, and the technology business themselves, have massively weighted the measures towards the same upshot. More tech firms in Dublin city center, which will end up displacing the people who have lived in these neighborhoods for generations.…

Opportunity For The Public To Mingle and Listen To EU Researchers

European Researchers' Night

European Researchers’ Night

EU Researchers’ Nights are public events committed to bringing researchers closer to the public. They highlight the diversity of research and show the impact of research on our daily lives. The aim is to encourage young people to embark on research careers. The events support how researchers contribute to our society by demonstrating their work in an engaging and interactive forum.

From 2018-2019, 55 projects have been completed in 371 cities across Europe and beyond. During the 2018 Night, around 1.5 million visitors attended!  This year’s calls to submit proposals has finished.  The 2019 event took place on Friday 27 September.

The call for the 2020 edition of the European Researchers’ Night will be announced on 8 October 2019. The last date for accepting applications will be 9 January 2020.…

Learn How The Irish Have Traveled The World

irish emigration

EPIC The Emigration Museum is one of the newest of Dublin Museums and beautiful addition to the narrative of the Irish influence upon the world — centrally situated located beside the River Liffey in the ancient cellars of the CHQ Building. In the neighbourhood of international companies, but also just a few steps apart from the famine memorial and the Jeanie Johnston famine ship.

But precisely what will await you when you dive into the bowels of the transformed warehouse?

Undoubtedly not a dusty museum, but a very immersive experience. That took us by surprise in a very positive way.…

Latest Research Suggest Vikings Brought Illness To Ireland

Vikings brought leprosy to Ireland

New Irish research suggests that the Vikings caused leprosy in Ireland. The claim comes after the examination of the remains excavated from Irish cemeteries. The study focused on five probable cases of leprosy from the human skeletal remains.

The researchers were drawn from the Queen’s University Belfast, the University of Southampton and the University of Surrey. The researchers examined the skeletal remains of three individuals that were excavated from a cemetery in Dublin. The other two remains came from Co Antrim and Co Kildare in Ireland.

Interestingly, none of these three individuals examined appear to have been a local in Dublin. One might have been from Northern Ireland or was a British. According to the study, the remaining two individuals grew up in Scandinavia and were therefore foreign in Dublin.…

Irish Scientific Research Is Investigating How Bats Can Slow Down Ageing Process

female scientist with microscope

Human beings often face many health challenges in old age, but new research can give insight about staying healthy in old age. Researchers at the University College Dublin have conducted a study with the aim of investigating why bats live longer compared to other mammals. How do these bats slow down ageing?

The researchers hope to use their study in the long term to help create knowledge about how humans too can slow down the ageing process. If ever this can be possible, human life can be extended since people will be capable of living healthy lifestyles despite old age. The scientists back their claim from the findings of their study involving bats.

Naturally, the health conditions of senior people significantly differ from individuals who are still young.    As age takes a toll on human life, individual cells within the body eventually die, and the health of that person also deteriorates. Ultimately, death visits older people since their bodies cannot continue renewing themselves like people who are still young.…

How Far Are We Prepared To Go In The Development Of AI And Robotic Helpers?

Robotics

Robotic devices have been a part of the home for a long time now. Cleaning aids like vacuum cleaners and related items have become as familiar as the standard vacuum.

In fact, we are likely to colloquially refer to a robot cleaner as a Roomba – regardless of brand – same as every vacuum cleaner is a Hoover. These simple devices are a part of many homes, and the technology has almost become outdated.

A clever system that can map a floor and avoid obstacles is child’s play. The 2015 BB8 droid is proof of that. There is, therefore, a desire but the bigger, better and smarter models. Recent advancements show how basic the Roomba is when looking for the best robotic servants.…

The Future Of Robotics And The Internet In Ireland’s Smart Homes

Smart Homes Ireland

The smart home is something that many homeowners strive towards in Ireland, and that goal has become more and more obtainable.

Developments in technology, AI, robotics and software mean that it is easier than ever to create the ideal home. We now have a diverse range of helpful, accessible devices, rather than a few novelties for the rich and famous.

Here are some of the key ways that homes will become smarter and more helpful in coming days:…

Some Of Ireland’s Major Players In The Development Of The Internet Of Things

Ireland Internet of Things

Digital technology and artificial intelligence research are all vital parts of the current technological climate in Ireland. There has recently been a strong rise in the number of start-ups, mergers and further developments in this area.

The nation’s leading technological giants and academic institutions have a strong focus on the internet of things. This means improved tech and connectivity to make the lives of Irish citizens better. This means new hardware and software for all kinds of applications.

The scope of the industry means many various companies and programmes are working on IoT developments here.…

The Future Of Artificial Intelligence In Ireland

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence in Ireland was a key focus of the Accenture’s annual Technology Vision 2017 report. The stats highlight some interesting views on both the current status of AI in Irish technology and its future.

It says that 71% of Irish customers surveyed said that they believed AI was the future for customer interactions and data. 25% went on to say it could be transformative for the nation.

For many companies looking into the future of AI in Ireland, the main interests here are language processing and the way that machines learn. The former is vital for a better understanding of natural voice patterns.…

Economic And Political Overview Of Ireland

Economic and Political Ireland

Economic Outline

Ireland, one of the richest and peaceful sovereign island nation in Northern Europe, suffered major economic setbacks in 2008. This island state had to put up with the international financial crisis and the Eurozone crisis after that.

Surprisingly, Ireland was able to pull through all these tough times and its economy finally recovered. For instance, in 2015, its real GDP grew by 4.5%. By the year 2016, the same got consolidated to 4.9%.

Domestic demand majorly supported the remarkable growth. However, the GDP growth is expected to decline by 3.2% in 2017.…

WHO Research Highlights Obesity Crisis In Ireland

Who Research Ireland

The World Health Organisation, better known as WHO is the leading authority on health and well-being within the United Nations. This puts it in prime position to monitor the health status and trends of different nations.

The organisation splits into separate departments. The WHO Regional Office for Europe dealing with European issues over 53 countries and 29 member states. This includes Ireland, where WHO has uncovered some alarming trends and created some damning forecasts.

It is up to WHO to highlight key issues and the severity of problems. This is certainly the case with Ireland’s obesity epidemic.…

How Thermal Imaging Saves Lives With The Irish Coastguard

Irish Coastguard

Thermal imaging cameras have only developed in sophistication, with impressive and clear images and sharp results. The breath of the modern spectrum is vast – from near infrared at 0.7 to 1.3 microns, to mid-infrared at 1.3 to 3 microns and thermal infrared at 3 microns to over 30 microns.

The Irish coastguard has proudly used infrared since the 1980s and modern Forward-Looking Infrared or FLIR are an invaluable tool.

The first benefit of thermal imaging for the coast guard is simple – efficient search and rescue operations.…

Molecular Medicine Ireland’s Broad Reach In Biomedical Research Programmes

Biomedical Research Ireland

Molecular Medicine Ireland provides support and guidance across the Irish biomedical research industry. This is all possible thanks to links with the NUI Galway, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Then there are the partnerships with Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, and University College Dublin.

The impact of Molecular Medicine Ireland is on the work achieved with other institutions across the country. These collaborations work to improve the research and development of important projects.

In some cases, these projects are bold approaches to patient care and cancer treatment. In others, they are more subtle changes to improve industry standards and the reputation of Ireland more generally.…

The Inaugural TEDx Talk Event At Trinity College Dublin

Tedx Talk Dublin

The TED Talk is a modern day phenomenon that has captured the interest and imagination of people across the world. The premise is simple. A speaker has a stage upon which to present an idea to a wider audience.

With a name that means technology, entertainment and design, there is a wide range of potential subjects and demographics to target here. The videos reach an audience that expands beyond the auditorium.

The creation of the TEDx Talks takes this to a new level. Subjects and symposiums on a theme are now brought together with different speakers with a key interest in common.

On March 28th, this occurred at Trinity College Dublin. Here they held their first TEDx event at the Tercentenary Theatre of the Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute.…