Sylvia Thompson

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Arup’s BIQ building in Hamburg has a bioreactor façade or photosynthetic curtain which uses microalgae to control light, provide shade from the sun and generate heat for hot water or internal heating.

Some scientists spend years manipulating and analysing microscopic biological, chemical or physical interactions in the hope of seeing something new t(...)

Clair Tierney, Áine Ní Fhaoláin and Katie McManus, play specialists at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

When adults become acutely ill, healthcare professionals and family alike focus on their specific medical needs in the belief that the treatment regim(...)

Global furniture maker Ikea aims to become a fully circular business by 2030. Its targets include designing products so that they can be repurposed, phasing out virgin oil-based plastics from products and ensuring all packing materials are made from renewable or recycled material. Photograph: Reuters/Grigoris Siamidis

The circular economy has become one of the latest buzzwords in policy documents promoting a low-carbon, sustainable society. Like all buzzwords, it ca(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

Students, be in with a chance to win tickets to Electric Picnic and sign up for your free digital subscription to The Irish Times – to find out more c(...)

Researchers have also found that musical memory is one of the last types of memory people with dementia lose

The human capacity to build cognitive reserve (ways to protect the brain against memory loss) has become a prominent area of research in dementia. The(...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018. Photograph: Oli Sansom 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

“Nearly 300 grams of gold can be recovered from about one tonne of recycled mobile phones.”

This year, 2018, may yet go down in history as the year the world finally woke up to the environmental damage caused by plastic debris. While images o(...)

Bloom 2018 at the Phoenix Park has an eclectic mix of stunning show gardens, tantalising food features and fun for all the family. Photograph: Chris Bellew/ Fennell Photography

BELFAST AVA Festival S13 Warehouse and the Mac, Belfast, June 1st-2nd avafestival.com This audio-visual arts (ava) festival and conference is wh(...)

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