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NASA has a legal battle on its hands after it accidentally sold an artefact from the 1969 moon landing...
Peggy is a smart clothes peg...
UK-based technology company Dyson has become a surprise entrant into the electric car market.
The most powerful microscope in Ireland has just been installed at Trinity College, Dublin.
Japanese car manufacturers Toyota are building a new wearable gadget that will help blind people navigate through life more easily.
Along with the chocolate eggs and bunnies arriving at your house during the Easter holidays, your family should also have received a CENSUS FORM from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Unless we change our eating and exercise habits Ireland will be the most obese country in Europe within the next ten years.
UK-based company ‘Smarter’ introduced the famous smartphone-controlled iKettle to the world in 2013, and now they bring us the latest in fridge technology.
Wearable technology is big business in 2016...
Storm Jonas wreaked havoc along America’s East Coast.
A study by scientists in 2010 revealed that our mobile phones are home to 18 times as many germs as our toilet seats!
Can you tell the difference between tastes if you can't smell what you are eating? This experiment looks at how important your sense of smell is to your tasting ability.
El Niño is a climate pattern where the water in the Pacific Ocean near the equator becomes hotter than usual. This affects the atmosphere and weather around the world.
Still in its early stages, a new form of public transport being worked on by both scientists and engineers at present is called the Hyperloop. This creation sees a train-like transport system that operates through tubes just slightly larger than the train itself. This minimises friction and enables speeds of up to 1200 Km/h. One of the reasons some believe this Hyperloop system is possible is because of the cost. It is argued that it can compete with current transport systems already in place and can even be done cheaper than some. As with many designs and innovations, one of the first questions that needs to be addressed is the affordability of the design. Once companies believe that it can be made within a certain budget and become profitable, they will try all they can to bring the idea to fruition. The building and testing of Hyperloop begins in 2016.
Exoskeletons could have built-in reactive armour to make you bulletproof.
The problem until now has been that once you have a tattoo, it’s there for life-it’s permanent.
What if we could wear active contact lenses- lenses that can communicate and project images from our very eyes?
November is here again and that means it’s Science Week. The theme for Science Week 2015 is Design your Future a challenge to all you budding inventors and product designers out there to come up with projects, ideas and inventions for the future!
William Parsons (1800-1867) built the biggest telescope in the world in 1845 at Birr Castle.
Did you know, another way scientists are looking at reducing our energy consumption is by finding more efficient ways to reduce the energy we already use?
Did you know, green energy is set to be one of the big growth areas of the next few years, with scientists constantly searching for ways to make better use of renewable resources, such as wind and air?
An earthquake, measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale, struck in the Jurm region of Afghanistan on October 26.
Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere, made landfall 90 km from Manzanillo, Mexico, on October 23.
Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm in 1833 and moved with his family to St. Petersburg in Russia when he was nine years old.
A Donegal man has become only the second Irish person to win the Nobel Prize for Science.
Researchers at Trinity College think they may have made a breakthrough in the difficult question of how to tackle Alzheimer's disease.
Investigations by Irish geologists have revealed the presence of ancient volcanoes deep beneath the middle of the country.
The humpback whale is one of the true giants of the deep, weighing in at about 36,000 kg and reaching lengths of 12 to 16 metres.
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A big topic of interest this summer was the unprecedented rise in attacks by seagulls on holidaymakers, pets and farm animals especially in Cornwall but also in parts of Kerry...
On the 28th of September, be sure to cast your eyes upwards to the sky to see a natural phenomenon known as a total lunar eclipse. This will be the final of four lunar eclipses that have occurred in the past 12 months.
Our school love projects and we love the Green Flag programme too! This year we’ve been working on our third flag, the water flag. We put in our application before Christmas and so the long wait began, would we be successful, we wondered???
Is it a car? Is it a boat? It is neither. It is a supercraft; a cross between a supercar and a hovercraft. American company Mercier-Jones say they were inspired by supercars such as the Bugatti Veyron when making this unique vehicle which will take its owner across land and sea. Now, let me see your Bugatti Veyron do that!
This self-driving glass capsule is one of the most unique concept cars released by any manufacturer this year. It looks amazing but gets cooler and cooler as you look a little closer.
Located within Sequoia National Park in California, the ‘Giant Forest’ is home to five of the ten largest trees on earth. Sequoia National Park covers 1,650 square kilometres of the Sierra Nevada mountain range...
Charles Darwin was a brilliant naturalist who changed the way that people think about life on earth. Before Darwin came along, people believed that each species of animal on earth came about individually and that none had ever changed its form.
An Australian town has witnessed a rare natural phenomenon that resembles a scene from a Hollywood horror movie. Residents of Goulborn, South Australia, couldn't believe their eyes when the sky darkened and millions of tiny spiders fell from the heavens like rain.
Russia has always taken great pride in its contribution to space exploration, and deservedly so. In 1957, Sputnik 1 became the first rocket to orbit the earth and Laika, a stray dog from Moscow, became the first animal to orbit the earth.
The British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) recently carried out an emergency operation off the Isle of Skye, the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides, off the west coast of Scotland.
Brace yourself Ireland - the potatom has arrived! “What's that,” you ask? Just what it sounds like, a plant that produces both potatoes and tomatoes.
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Supercars are great. We love them! But supercars with three wheels are something special, and we love them even more. Meet the Polaris Slingshot. Is it a tricycle? Is it a car? It’s both, and it’s amazing...
Alexander Graham Bell, who is most famous for his invention of the telephone, was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
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For the Biodiversity Green Flag, we, the pupils from 5th and 6th in Billis NS, recently constructed a bug hotel. A bug hotel is a come and go home for insects. It only took us a day to build it because we had lots of materials around our school already.
New York based motor company, Lyons, has unveiled a prototype of possibly the fastest road-legal car ever made. The company was set up only four years ago and the idea for the LM2 started with a rough drawing on a napkin. After years of working for other car companies like Lamborghini, Kevin Lyons decided that America needed its very own hypercar, and so he drew the outline of a car that has now become a reality.
Scientists in Costa Rica have discovered a new species of frog that may just be Mother Nature's answer to TV's Kermit the Frog.
In the south of France, deep in a cave under the grounds of the Ardeche Gorge, the largest natural canyon in Europe, there lies one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries ever made. The walls of this cave are unlike no other, having more than 300 designs painted and engraved on them.
The pupils of Scoil Bhríde in Nurney, Co. Kildare, have been creating an educational app for the last few weeks. As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, we have been creating a Maths app to help children learn their tables.
Albert Einstein is perhaps the most famous scientist of all time.
Scientists at Trinity College believe they have made huge progress in identifying a drug that could block several major diseases.
While thinking of popcorn and popping, I found a simple and fun experiment using old black film pots (pre-digital cameras) and some tablets.
Light Refraction in Water
The surface of Mars being explored and investigated raises excellent questions about the different surfaces that exist on our planet. From glaciers to desert we see all kinds of people and animals that have adapted to living in some of the most extreme conditions. Living in the U.A.E I’ve learned a lot about sand, sand dunes, sand storms and quicksand. As much as I love the beach, there is nothing better than green fields! That being said here’s a quick way to make your own quicksand.
Stephen Hawking isone of the most famous scientists of modern times. Born in Oxford, England on January 8, 1942, Hawking grew up in a highly educated family.
African elephants are the largest land animals on Earth. They weigh up to 6000 kg and measure up to 3.3 m to their shoulder.
We all know who Bill Gates is and the important role Steve Jobs played in helping to shape the technology of the 21st century, but another name that you should know is Tim Berners- Lee. Born in London, England on the 8th of June 1955, Tim Berners-Lee is most commonly referred to as the inventor of the World Wide Web.
Hello there, it’s your pancreas here! I’d be surprised if you know I exist, let alone know what I do. I’m actually a gland but don’t tell the organs that or they’ll never let me tell you what I do!