Ten nuggets of knowledge for this weekend, including Europe’s Digital Girl of the Year Lauren Boyle, three disruptive technologies that will shape the next three years, and the most cited Irish professor of all time.
Advocate for girls in STEM and developer of three websites at just nine years old, the remarkable Lauren Boyle from Dublin has been named EU Digital Girl of the Year 2014.
Lauren is the founder of Cool Kids Studio, an initiative that spans three websites she has built herself.
Boyle was recently presented with a Next Generation Award for Excellence at the Irish Internet Association’s Dot IE Net Visionary Awards, while Cool Kids Studio was recognised in the websites category at this year’s CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.
The internet of things, 3D printing, and biotech/healthcare have been cited as three of the most disruptive technologies that will shape the next three years, according to a new study.
If you missed the Innovation Ireland Forum 2014, catch up right here with video highlights of keynotes and panel discussions.
Irish professor Des Higgins and his work on bioinformatics has placed him in the journal Nature’s top 10 most cited research papers of all time, making him the only Irish person in the ranking.
Limerick brothers John and Patrick Collison’s Silicon Valley e-payments start-up Stripe is going from strength to strength and has just hired former Google X division executive Claire Johnson as its new head of operations.
Ireland has retained the top position for the quality of its foreign direct investment and is the top ranking destination for ‘added value’, according to the IBM 2014 Global Location Trends report.
After Ireland’s many recent successes in all things STEM, the country is once again poised to bring home the gold – this time in the world championships of F1 in Schools.
For the first time, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has publically addressed the fact he is gay in an open letter that includes his feelings about being part of a minority.
To understand some of the most powerful explosive forces in the universe, a team of researchers is using high-powered lasers to recreate cosmic explosions in the safety of the lab.
With the announcement of dates for the second developer conference for Google’s Project Ara, the world got its first glimpse of a working prototype that allows the owner to take out and replace components such as Lego.
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