Dick Ahlstrom

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When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

Xybernaut wearable computer 133P, demonstrated on April 21st, 1998; the photo was published in The Irish Times on the 27th. Photograph: AP

In April 1998, Windows 98 crashed live on stage while Bill Gates looked on. Michael Cunningham, in his last outing as editor of The Irish Times “Compu(...)

Some bacteria have become totally resistant to all  our antimicrobials. And now we have to begin responding to potentially dangerous organism arising in nature

The storyline sounds like the script for a B-movie thriller. Apparently harmless bacteria are released into our sewerage system and into rivers and st(...)

Nasa’s InSight lander on the surface of Mars. Photograph: Nasa/JPL-Caltech/via Reuters

The latest automated lander to reach the surface of Mars set up camp last week on the surface of Mars and is already at work. InSight has sent back pi(...)

How many of us are of the view that we are not receiving the salary we deserve?. Photograph: iStock

The tech sector has a reputation for delivering very generous salaries compared with other recruitment areas, with higher wages inflated still further(...)

The Amazon logo and stock price information   at the Nasdaq market site in New York on  September 4th, the day Amazon  became a trillion dollar company. Photograph:   Reuters

What do you make of the news in the past few weeks that we now have not one but two international US tech companies with market capitalisations excee(...)

Tesla founder Elon Musk caused an international news sensation when he made vile allegations without any foundation against one of the divers involved in the Thai cave rescue. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

Why is it that some people who become famous for their ability to innovate and invent can also sometimes become famous for other less savoury reasons?(...)

International consortium Gencomm is seeking to turn into hydrogen excess power produced by wind-energy installations.

An international research project involving NUI Galway hopes to find a way to avoid wasting excess wind energy by turning it into very pure hydrogen g(...)

“There are a number of key elements of the proposals that cause, or should cause, a degree of alarm in educationalists.”

The phrase “a recipe for disaster” comes to mind while reading through Department of Education and Skills proposals to alter the funding regime for ou(...)

Science Week 2017: In an hour-long television feature, A Robot Stole My Job, presenter Anne-Marie Tomchak took viewers on a highly engaging tour through the world of robots and artificial intelligence and how robots that can learn might change the dynamic between machine and human

If you have heard the word science a lot over the past few days then it probably has something to do with Science Week 2017. The annual series of nati(...)

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