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This guy said goodbye to his thesis in the best possible way

They were the best of friends.

From TheJournal.ie One of the annoying problems with taking photos could be a thing of the past Picture Perfect

One of the annoying problems with taking photos could be a thing of the past

A team of researchers have developed a way to get rid of reflections on photos.

From TheJournal.ie This four-legged robot can jump over walls without breaking its stride No Escape

This four-legged robot can jump over walls without breaking its stride

In the future, hiding behind a small wall isn’t going to help you.

From TheJournal.ie John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

John Grisham, college fees, and Facebook: The week in numbers

Plus: How much has Mark Zuckerberg donated to the fight against Ebola?

From TheJournal.ie Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days Exploration

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days

It’s hardly worth the air miles.

From TheJournal.ie Researchers develop robot arm that can move like a snake Flexibility

Researchers develop robot arm that can move like a snake

The soft robot arm is made out of rubber and is designed to move in confined spaces.

From TheJournal.ie Now Google Glass can tell you just how stressed you are Calm Down

Now Google Glass can tell you just how stressed you are

A new app called BioGlass can tell how agitated you are just by detecting tiny movements picked up by the device’s accelerometer, gyroscope and front-facing camera.

From TheJournal.ie These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack Man V Machine

These freaky self-assembled robots build themselves from flat pack

It’s all over people, we don’t have a prayer.

From TheJournal.ie Need a chair? A table? These tiny robots could join together to make you one Self-assembly

Need a chair? A table? These tiny robots could join together to make you one

The technology, developed by students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, involves small cubes which can move independently of each other.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I’ll never forget the moment I heard the news of the explosions in my hometown Read Me

Column: I’ll never forget the moment I heard the news of the explosions in my hometown

Boston native, Larry Donnelly reflects on the the horrific events that happened at the Boston Marathon this week, saying he’s been heartened by the expressions of solidarity from countless Irish people who have such a special affinity with the most Irish city in the US.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Local TV covers the manhunt for the Boston Marathon suspect Boston This post contains videos

LIVE: Local TV covers the manhunt for the Boston Marathon suspect

Watch live coverage from the local ABC affiliate, WCVB, as it covers the manhunt for the ‘white hat’ bombing suspect.

From TheJournal.ie UPDATED: Massive manhunt underway for ‘dangerous’ second Boston bomber Boston

UPDATED: Massive manhunt underway for ‘dangerous’ second Boston bomber

‘Suspect one’ who has been identified as 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was shot dead by police during a shootout on Thursday night.

From TheJournal.ie Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax Massachusetts

Authorities: Report of gunman at MIT was a hoax

It had been reported that a gunman was on the campus, which was then put into lockdown.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hybrid wing' plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane Pretty Fly

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

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

VIDEO: How to… become an inventor with one easy kit Inventive This post contains videos

VIDEO: How to… become an inventor with one easy kit

A simple invention kit, MaKey MaKey, allows you to play computer games with Play-Doh, play the piano with your stairs and use buckets of water as dance pads amongst other cool things.

From TheJournal.ie Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution Jet Injection This post contains videos

Afraid of needles? 'Jet-injected' drugs may have solution

Scientific researchers are developing a ‘jet-injector’ to get medicine to the right spot – by using pressure, rather than a puncture of the skin.

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle Genius This post contains videos

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle

Lubricant invented by MIT scientists means no more pounding on the bottom of your ketchup container.

From TheJournal.ie Want to go to Harvard? Now you can… online and for free University

Want to go to Harvard? Now you can… online and for free

Two of the world’s top universities have joined forces to offer course materials over the internet.

VIDEO: US university students throw a piano off a roof Smashing This post contains videos This post contains images

VIDEO: US university students throw a piano off a roof

Yeah, this is strange.

From TheJournal.ie NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve Space

NASA probe to arrive at the moon on New Year's Eve

The spacecraft has been travelling for almost 4 months – but will slip into the moon’s orbit this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Superdrug could cure all viral infections INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

From TheJournal.ie TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths Brains

TCD fifteenth in the world when it comes to maths

Irish universities have fared very well in maths and engineering…

Student who lied his way into Harvard ordered to repay $45k

Adam Wheeler plagiarised other people’s work, forged transcripts and gave fake recommendations to blag his way into one of the world’s most prestigious universities.