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 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 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.…
The Environment Ireland 2016 event in Croke Park, Dublin, was more than just a gathering of like-minded people on the subject of climate change. It was a chance for politicians, industry experts, activists and more to learn and be more clearly heard.
Some of the proposals and facts presented will be of little surprise to those in the know. Others highlight the actual impact of climate change and how much Ireland needs to up its game in response.
Change needs to come quickly and efficiently, but current goals are lacking, and the goalposts can seem far away.…
There is a theory called Moore’s Law that has come to be quite valuable to the developers of Intel. It states that the numbers of transistors that can fit onto a silicon chip will double every 18 months.
The accuracy of this 50-year-old statement means that there is a continual need for research and development.
Intel’s ventures into Ireland show how important it is for the company to branch out into new research projects and partnerships.…
Many young people in Ireland won’t want to talk about STIs and other sexual health issues.
Some will be too embarrassed by the idea of talking about sexual activity and potential problems. Others will face discrimination over their actions. This leads to an at-risk group in need of better STI testing and education.
There is an apparent problem with STIs in Ireland. Gonorrhea has increased by 52%, 4,100 of over 8,500 cases in 2016 were for Chlamydia. Male cases on the rise, particularly with Gonorrhea. This all highlights the importance of strong, reliable STI testing in the country.