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Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore as landmark straightens slightly
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Not-so-Leaning Tower of Pisa anymore as landmark straightens slightly

Nov 22nd 2018, 4:27 PM 34,964 Views 22 Comments

An engineering professor said that the 57-metre monument had straightened by four centimetres.

Across the way: 11 of Ireland's most breathtaking bridges, in photos
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Across the way: 11 of Ireland's most breathtaking bridges, in photos

Nov 7th 2018, 5:32 PM 1,545 Views 0 Comments

Century-old stone bridges in Cork and contemporary designs in Dublin city.

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads
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'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

Feb 18th 2018, 10:30 AM 237,297 Views 89 Comments

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

The Limerick billionaires behind Stripe are opening a Dublin engineering hub
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The Limerick billionaires behind Stripe are opening a Dublin engineering hub

Feb 5th 2018, 11:35 AM 22,664 Views 54 Comments

But one of the Collison brothers has warned about the dangers of the city’s housing crisis.

Meet the Irishman who gave the green light to the Golden Gate Bridge
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Meet the Irishman who gave the green light to the Golden Gate Bridge

Oct 15th 2017, 9:00 PM 20,039 Views 4 Comments

An archive of papers belonging to the NUI Galway graduate have gone on show this week.

Why is everything in Ireland 'mediocre'?
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Why is everything in Ireland 'mediocre'?

Jul 23rd 2017, 7:00 AM 27,394 Views 69 Comments

In terms of infrastructure, that is.

Irish engineers are at the heart of a shipbuilding revolution
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Irish engineers are at the heart of a shipbuilding revolution

Jul 22nd 2017, 7:40 AM 15,417 Views 7 Comments

A new project will see the construction of vessels more than 50 metres in length using fibre materials.

A female engineer: 'It's important that we respect the natural differences between men and women'
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# Women In Stem

A female engineer: 'It's important that we respect the natural differences between men and women'

Mar 11th 2017, 8:00 PM 1,923 Views 30 Comments

We can encourage more and more bright young women into engineering, writes Professor Laoise McNamara.

Without the budget of Google, these Waterford students created a self-driving car
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# Look No Hands

Without the budget of Google, these Waterford students created a self-driving car

Jun 1st 2016, 2:48 PM 21,874 Views 17 Comments

Instead, it required a lot of imagination to complete it in 12 weeks.

The top five highest-paying business jobs in Ireland are...
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The top five highest-paying business jobs in Ireland are...

Jan 12th 2016, 6:03 AM 41,884 Views 13 Comments

The positive employment stats seen in Ireland in recent times are set to continue according to a new jobs guide for 2016.

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
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We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 873 Views 11 Comments

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII
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More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

Apr 22nd 2015, 9:15 PM 1,347 Views 31 Comments

A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses
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Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses

Dec 18th 2014, 9:00 PM 9,433 Views 30 Comments

New research shows students biggest concern is fitting in at third-level.

Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science
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Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science

Nov 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,967 Views 7 Comments

Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.

Here's how you revamp a 400-year-old university
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Here's how you revamp a 400-year-old university

Oct 22nd 2014, 2:28 PM 13,459 Views 11 Comments

If you have €600 million handy.

Former undisputed Irish handball king aiming to reclaim his throne
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Former undisputed Irish handball king aiming to reclaim his throne

Sep 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,505 Views 1 Comment

Paul Fitzpatrick catches up with Irish handball star Eoin Kennedy, who is aiming to win back what he once owned.

The female engineers of the future just spent two weeks making robots
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The female engineers of the future just spent two weeks making robots

Jul 6th 2014, 5:30 PM 9,863 Views 38 Comments

It’s a hands-on, sparks-flying, metal-welding way to produce more female scientists and engineers in Ireland.

Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career
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Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career

Jun 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 438 Views 38 Comments

Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.

Dragons' Den inventor in row with employer over trolley key
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Dragons' Den inventor in row with employer over trolley key

May 29th 2014, 6:39 PM 48,428 Views 0 Comments

Ray Shannon pitched the Trolkey on the TV programme, but his employer has taken issue with his development of the product.

Engineering recruitment firm announces 56 new jobs for Cork
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# Jobswatch

Engineering recruitment firm announces 56 new jobs for Cork

May 16th 2014, 2:48 PM 11,372 Views 11 Comments

The €16 million investment will see the staff hired over the next 18 months.

Here's the life-changing robot designed for Joanne O'Riordan in action
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Here's the life-changing robot designed for Joanne O'Riordan in action

Mar 21st 2014, 5:22 PM 14,767 Views 12 Comments

The prototype was unveiled at Trinity College Dublin earlier this afternoon.

Trinity College engineers have built Joanne O'Riordan a robot
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# Robbie The Robot

Trinity College engineers have built Joanne O'Riordan a robot

Mar 21st 2014, 10:08 AM 14,342 Views 6 Comments

She will meet Robbie at a reveal ceremony later this afternoon.

Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?
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# Girls Interrupted

Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?

Feb 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 137 Views 29 Comments

Misconceptions about science, technology, engineering and mathematics are dissuading girls from taking them as subjects – doing a disservice to them and wider society, writes Dr Kirsten Foy.

Irish company to recruit 70 engineers after winning €16m contract in Abu Dhabi
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Irish company to recruit 70 engineers after winning €16m contract in Abu Dhabi

Oct 25th 2013, 9:23 AM 16,098 Views 44 Comments

Kelly Steel Engineering is to build a 3,500 tonne baggage handling facility at Abu Dhabi’s new Airport.

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there
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Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there

Oct 19th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,653 Views 7 Comments

Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.

Rare 1970s photos turn up of the building of Disney's Space Mountain
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# Ground Control

Rare 1970s photos turn up of the building of Disney's Space Mountain

Sep 22nd 2013, 5:00 PM 23,389 Views 28 Comments

The oldest operating rollercoaster in Florida was a feat of engineering at its time – and still looks impressive.

Storm delays huge operation to raise Costa Concordia
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# Shipwreck

Storm delays huge operation to raise Costa Concordia

Sep 16th 2013, 8:39 AM 6,936 Views 5 Comments

Italian engineers are expected to begin the operation this morning with flotation tanks to be attached to the underwater side of the vessel.

Over a dozen killed as hotel wall collapses in India
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Over a dozen killed as hotel wall collapses in India

Jul 8th 2013, 1:45 PM 3,400 Views 2 Comments

Staff buried under debris as “very old” building with cracks in walls gives way in Secunderabad.

Stainless steel: 100 years rust-free
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# Oooo Shiny

Stainless steel: 100 years rust-free

Jul 7th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,190 Views 14 Comments

‘Unstainable steel’ became a hit in 1913 – and just look what we’ve built from it since.

A Hong Kong company wants to build a €30bn canal across Nicaragua
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# Waterworld

A Hong Kong company wants to build a €30bn canal across Nicaragua

Jun 16th 2013, 5:00 PM 13,071 Views 26 Comments

That’s the plan ‘n’ anyways.

Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse in the US
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Thousands of bridges at risk of freak collapse in the US

May 27th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,967 Views 5 Comments

Although it’s rare, some bridges deemed to be fine structurally can still be crippled if they are struck hard enough in the wrong spot.

This amazing feat of engineering happened exactly 100 years ago
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# Digging In

This amazing feat of engineering happened exactly 100 years ago

May 4th 2013, 5:00 PM 20,732 Views 19 Comments

The key to the success of the Panama Canal – the 12km-long Culebra Cut – was completed this month in 1913. Its overseeing engineer died just months later.

Good news! 150 new jobs for Cork
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Good news! 150 new jobs for Cork

Mar 5th 2013, 6:00 AM 5,999 Views 9 Comments

Recruitment for engineers with varying levels of experience is to begin immediately.

Irishman killed in Mozambique died "as a result of a serious assault"
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Irishman killed in Mozambique died "as a result of a serious assault"

Feb 26th 2013, 6:54 PM 8,441 Views 7 Comments

Initial reports indicated that the 32-year-old had been shot.

Inventions wanted: Digital Irish dancing shoes, 'keepy uppy' counter
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# Science Hack

Inventions wanted: Digital Irish dancing shoes, 'keepy uppy' counter

Feb 26th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,829 Views 2 Comments

Some of Ireland’s brightest technical, design and artistic minds are coming together in Dublin to brainstorm solutions for unusual requests.

'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane
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# Pretty Fly

'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane

Jan 27th 2013, 6:30 PM 21,755 Views 32 Comments

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage
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Limerick company launches scholarship to fight skills shortage

Dec 27th 2012, 3:23 PM 6,651 Views 5 Comments

Emutex has launched a scholarship and internship for third level undergraduate students, after having to go abroad to hire seven out of 10 people in 2012.

Google doodle honours world's first 'computer programmer' Ada Lovelace
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# Ada Lovelace

Google doodle honours world's first 'computer programmer' Ada Lovelace

Dec 10th 2012, 9:04 AM 6,321 Views 19 Comments

Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 197th birthday of Ada Lovelace, the 19th century mathematician and daughter of poet Lord Byron.

Check out this life-size Mousetrap game
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Check out this life-size Mousetrap game

Oct 7th 2012, 6:00 PM 8,432 Views 2 Comments

Gigantic fun and games at New York engineering and inventor festival.

If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...
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If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...

Sep 15th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,150 Views 9 Comments

…they would be twice as strong, say Trinity College Dublin researchers.

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