David Mckeown

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What was the reasoning behind the downgrades? No one seemed able or willing to explain. Photograph: Getty Images

Have we reached a Cambridge Analytica-type inflection point with algorithms? The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal made alarmingly real the secret(...)

The ‘pancake printer’ developed at a previous Science Hack Day, which makes pancakes through the mouth of rubber duck. Photograph: David McKeown

Have you an idea of something to make, but to do it you would need a free weekend, a group of helpers, a few electrical sockets and a bit of food? If (...)

Participants in the Science Hack Day Dublin 2016.

If you fancy making something weird and interesting this weekend, then Science Hack Day Dublin is a good place to be. The annual two-day gathering t(...)

Rebecca O’Donovan   at the Urban Escape pop-up experience during the 2016 Festival of Curiosity. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

If you are in the mood for exploring, then be sure to seek out the Festival of Curiosity, a four-day cornucopia of science, art, technology and design(...)

Ellen Byrne, co-founder and creative director of the Festival of Curiosity: “We want to see grandparents and grandchildren learning and working on things together”

Expect a whole lot of mixing next month when the Festival of Curiosity takes off in Dublin. The four-day extravaganza of science, tech, art and genera(...)

Augmented reality: a Daqri helmet being demonstrated at DCU’s 36-hour hackathon

Hackathon. It’s one of those buzzy, energetic terms, but what does it really mean? Oxford Dictionaries offers this definition: “An event, typically la(...)

Dr David McKeown, a research engineer in the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr McKeown sat this year’s Leaving Cert Engineering paper for ExamWatch. Photograph: UCD

Could one paper sum up my profession? Engineering was not a subject I studied for my Leaving Cert: had I missed out? I managed to get a PhD in enginee(...)

Dr David Mckeown, based at UCD is using maths to control space rocket vibrations

Science is about asking questions, and then by figuring out answers we can solve some of life’s great mysteries and problems. Some of the questions Ir(...)