Ten nuggets of knowledge to take away for the weekend, including six research ideas that could change the world, easter egg wars between Apple and Google, and tech jobs boom.
The Irish Government has committed €30m to 23 major research projects that have the potential to impact society and the economy.
Ireland’s Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, unveiled the investment in the 23 projects that are part of the SFI Investigators Programme, which focuses on Ireland’s society and economy.
The projects were selected by a competitive peer review involving 400 international scientists after a call for proposals across a number of thematic areas of national and international importance.
Funding for each project will range from €500,000 to €2.3m.
A publishing company has announced that it’s set to significantly expand its operations in the south east to create a multilingual contact centre and a technology services centre in Waterford.
The number of jobs advertised in Ireland in Q1 2015 is markedly up on this time last year, with job opportunities in the IT sector still plentiful.
If more Irish businesses adopt digital it will contribute to a rising tide that could potentially lift all businesses, says Dr Stephen Brennan, chief digital advisor to the Irish Government.
A pretty brilliant computer aided design (CAD) app developed by Liam Sexton has won the students’ prize at this year’s DCU President’s Awards for Innovation.
Following his success in Doodle 4 Google Ireland, six-year-old Harry Kane’s ‘My Perfect Day’ doodle is now live on Google.ie.
Dell is to create 100 new highly-skilled engineering jobs at its Limerick operation to drive the company’s global digital transformation.
Composite Recycling, a Cork-based start-up, has been awarded €50,000 by the European Commission (EC) to recycle whole tyres within 30 minutes using a much cleaner scientific process.
It has been sitting before our very eyes for two years but only now has somebody twigged that the Voice Memo logo on iOS is actually a waveform representation of the sound of someone saying “Apple.”
A new easter egg discovered hidden within Google Maps won’t improve the enmity that exists between Apple and Google over their respective iOS and Android operating systems.
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