Dick Ahlstrom

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Minister for Education and Skills Ruairí Quinn said he would expect applications to come in before the end of the year. Photograph: The Irish Times

Applications to become Ireland’s first technological university could reach the Department of Education as early as the end of the year. Legislation s(...)

Apollo 16: carried lunar experiment devised by Irish scientists

A small part of the 1960s space race will soon go on display in Ireland, an experiment that flew to the moon in April 1972 with Apollo 16. Irish scien(...)

15-year-old Caelen Feller developed software that looks to improve search engines

We all use search engines when surfing the internet, but few of us know what these engines do. Caelen Feller knows, and also knows how to improve them(...)

Horsemeat ham, wurst and sausage on display – two students from Limerick have shown that horse has a quarter of the fat of an equivalent beef steak. Photograph: Getty

Beef is all very well but a nice horse steak provides a healthy option. Two students from Castletroy College in Limerick have shown that horse has a q(...)

Fionnuala Connolly and Ben Nolan, from St Colmcille’s Community School, show their Mediavista Connect, which enables a smartphone-controlled TV media centre, at the 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business entrepreneurs are exhibiting in numbers at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition under way at the RDS, some of them aged 14 years (...)

Megan Addie Douglas: with models from her project. Photograph: Eric Luke

Wind turbines are bad news for people living near them, for animals and for the environment, a young scientist at the RDS has said. “My scientific pro(...)

Device to warn on ice hazards. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ambition was in plentiful supply at the RDS as the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition got under way yesterday. “We want to save lives,” s(...)

President Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina at the exhibition. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The pied piper of Hamelin could learn a thing or two from President Michael D Higgins. The fabled piper had to play a flute to get young people to fol(...)

When it comes to understanding the risk of power lines, decades of study have not revealed a biological cause and effect in relation to the fields.

Many objectors to the Grid25 pylon project will have cited cancer risks as their major cause of concern. Their worry is appropriate given there is (...)

 Kate Madden,  Loreto College St Stephen’s Green, explains her project “Will Eating a Mars Bar increase the Average Speed of a Galloping Pony ?”  to President Higgins, at the opening of the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was welcomed to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition this afternoon like an X Factor winner. He walked about t(...)

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