Measuring up: With experimentation at the heart of all research, it is rare that the producer knows exactly how a project will turn out

While the modern world of commercially driven research might lead you to believe that most innovators and inventors know exactly what they’re doing, t(...)

Freezing a flower in liquid nitrogen at the Science Gallery, Dublin. The Science Gallery was designed with a complementary project in mind, says its founding director. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s failure to open a science centre, despite all the talk of “the knowledge economy”, is remarkable. The absence sets Dublin apart from most Eu(...)

Artist Helen Pynor installing work as part of the Oscillator exhibition at the Science Gallery, Dublin, earlier this year. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

AINE McMAHONThe Science Gallery is to establish eight galleries worldwide by 2020, building on the innovative model of public engagement developed by(...)