Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including: Ireland crowned data capital of Europe; technology for good; story of 1916 Rising told through Minecraft.
Ireland stands at the intersection of the global data revolution and currently holds Europe’s data crown, says the head of Google in Ireland, Ronan Harris. The next big question is: can Ireland hold onto this crown?
Tech is not just about making profits or glamorous gadgets, some organisations out there are putting the latest advancements in science and technology to good use for the benefit of humankind.
If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to collect $7m on the way… Well, that’s the story of start-up Inmusik, which left Dublin a year ago and has just raised $7m from Brand Capital, the venture wing of India’s largest media conglomerate The Times Group.
It is critical for future generations of Irish people, especially young women, that computer science and coding are added to the Leaving Cert curriculum, the head of education outreach at Google in Ireland said this week.
MindRising is upon us. What does this mean? Well, schoolkids up and down the country are building their own homage to the 1916 Rising through Minecraft.
SFI programme manager Dr Fiona Blighe believes that funding agencies can play a part in enabling gender diversity in STEM.
In a world of combined police forces, partnering militaries and peacekeeping activities in a growing numbers of places, communication is often, surprisingly, lacking. Gamification, though, could help that.
Two clever parents strapped a GoPro to their toddler’s head for a game of hide and seek. The result is an amazing look into the world of an infant.
A newly-discovered species of spider, found near Folsom Prison in California, has been named after Johnny Cash, who put the prison on the world stage by performing there.
In what is the highest annual number since 2011, some 35,225 new .ie domains were registered in 2015 – that’s 96 domains a day – an increase of 13pc on 2014, according to the .ie Domain Registry (IEDR).
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