Category Science

László Fejes Tóth’s theorem proved

A Chinese-Russian tandem proved László Fejes Tóth’s zone conjecture. For more than 40 years, mathematicians in the field of discrete and combinatorial geometry were trying to prove the theorem. Finally, Alexandr Polyanskii and Zilin Jiang from the Israel Institute of…

The Loss Of The Curlew

The Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) is on the edge of extinction in Ireland. This distinctive bird with a down curved beak has now been deemed one of Ireland’s highest conservation priorities. A survey by the National Parks and Wildlife Service…

Nanobots Take Nobel Chemistry Prize

The evidence of technology’s bold and relentless march into the future is all around us, so far ingrained into our everyday lives that in these enlightened times it would almost be unimaginable to live without an electrical device nestled in…

Nobel Prize For Strange Behaviour

Three British-born scientists have been named as this year’s joint Nobel Prize winners in the field of Physics. David Thouless, Duncan Haldane and Michael Kosterlitz will share the prestigious award for their discoveries relating to the behaviour of strange forms…

Could Self-Driven Cars Improve Dublin’s Roads?

Anyone who has ever driven through Dublin’s bustling centre at rush hour will know the gear-grinding frustration of sitting in stationary traffic for what seems like an eternity. In recent years congestion has actually reduced by a significant amount; 9.7%…

The Brain

The brain is a complex and fascinating organ. It is essentially what makes us up. Now you can say that our body is made up of a lot of things but you could theorize that we are just brains that…

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