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Catching Hackers in the Act 2020-03-28 07:00:00Vulnerable infrastructure systems such as power generation and traffic control may have a new weapon in the war against malicious hackers.

How to Turn a Scuba Mask into a 2020-03-27 07:00:00With a simple 3D printed component, anyone can convert a common snorkeling mask into a makeshift ventilator.

Harvesting Renewable Energy with Graphene Solar Thermal Film 2020-03-26 13:00:00Researchers have developed a new graphene-based film that can absorb sunlight with an efficiency of over 90 percent.

Could a Breathalyzer Detect COVID-19? 2020-03-26 07:00:00Scientists are working on a device that could revolutionize the way we diagnose patients suspected of being infected with COVID-19.

Electric Avenue 2020-03-25 07:00:00London has completed its first "electric avenue" in partnership with Siemens and Ubitricity by installing charging points in streetlamps along the s

Oura Rings Help Detect Virus 2020-03-24 07:00:00The CODIV-19 virus can incubate in your body for as long as two weeks before you have any symptoms, potentially infecting people you are in contact wi

Open Source Face Shield 2020-03-23 07:00:00Although face masks protect you from particles coming into your lungs through your mouth and nose, your eyes and the rest of your face can also allow

Killing Germs on Your Toothbrush 2020-03-22 07:00:00This tiny sanitizer uses UV-C light to disinfect and destroy 99.9% of germs and bacteria on your toothbrush in less than 3 minutes.

Artificial Photosynthesis Promises Renewable Energy 2020-03-21 13:00:00Scientists are closing in on the goal of generating large sources of completely renewable energy using the surplus CO2 in our atmosphere.

Thermal Imaging Camera Detects Fever 2020-03-21 07:00:00An alternate method of screening large numbers of people as in airports could be Athena Security's AI camera which uses thermal imaging to detect peo

Nano-filter Extends Life of Face Masks 2020-03-20 13:00:00Researchers in South Korea have developed a nano-filter that extends the life of face masks that are now in such short supply.

Robotic Labs allow Scientists to Work From Home 2020-03-20 07:00:00Strateos claims it will have remote robotic labs available within a few months for chemists synthesizing new compounds and testing them on living tiss

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9 ways I’m putting my mental health first New! 2020-03-30 06:50:32As someone who has lived with depression and anxiety for most of my life, here are some things I’ve been doing to stay well amid the Covid-19 pa

Dublin’s Code Institute raises €1.2m in funding New! 2020-03-30 06:26:38Kernel Capital and Infinity Capital lead a €1.2m investment round in Dublin's Code Institute, a start-up that delivers online coding education t

HSE announces coronavirus contact-tracing app, but privacy concerns New! 2020-03-30 06:00:23The HSE is set to launch a contact-tracing app in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but concerns have been raised over how it handles user data.

Human-centred thinking in a time of crisis New! 2020-03-30 06:00:00The importance of human workers to keep the world turning in a crisis has been shot into the spotlight. Remembering our humanity will get us through t

5 ways to maintain your workplace culture remotely New! 2020-03-30 05:10:29Hays’ James Milligan outlines five steps managers should take to ensure the company culture they have built doesn’t fall by the wayside wh

ComReg releases extra radio spectrum to ease strain New! 2020-03-30 04:40:08In the wake of unprecedented strain on mobile networks during the coronavirus pandemic, ComReg said it will be releasing extra radio spectrum. The po

Flipdish wants to deliver digital solutions to Irish New! 2020-03-30 03:00:32Our Start-up of the Week is Flipdish, a Dublin software company that provides restaurants and takeaways with digital ordering solutions. The post Flip

‘Wholesale telecoms is not about networks or technology 2020-03-27 11:26:59Enet’s John Gilvarry discusses connectivity, cloud-enabled services and how tech can change the future of commuting. The post ‘Wholesale t

Huawei’s P40 Pro: Incredible photos but few places 2020-03-27 11:22:46The P40 Pro may have a game-changing camera, but is that enough to draw in customers who are sceptical about the absence of Google apps? The post Hua

What we’re watching while physically distancing this weekend 2020-03-27 10:50:42Here’s what the team at Silicon Republic will be watching while maintaining social and physical distance this weekend. The post What we’re

Microsoft will acquire Affirmed Networks to further its 2020-03-27 08:45:50Microsoft said that the acquisition creates an opportunity to deliver new opportunities such as autonomous vehicles, smart cities and virtual reality

WHO’s Dr Michael Ryan raises privacy concerns arising 2020-03-27 07:56:25Addressing journalists, Dr Michael Ryan of the WHO said that while technology to tackle the coronavirus pandemic is crucial, data privacy can’t

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Best Kids Tablets (2020): iPad Mini, Fire Tablets, New! 2020-03-30 09:00:00In this moment of need, let there be no judgments passed about screen time. Here are the tablets you should get your kids, and why.

Charge a Car Battery in 5 Minutes? That’s New! 2020-03-30 09:00:00Several companies have built lithium-ion batteries that can fully charge in a matter of minutes. Their next goal: getting these into electric vehicles

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work New! 2020-03-30 08:00:00Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

The Mathematics of Predicting the Course of the New! 2020-03-30 07:00:00Epidemiologists are using complex models to help policymakers get ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the leap from equations to decisions is a long o

Today's Cartoon: Watercooler Talk New! 2020-03-30 07:00:00The watercooler comes to you.

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need New! 2020-03-30 07:00:00Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and f

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge 2020-03-29 09:00:00Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More 2020-03-29 09:00:00The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front l

Collective Cabin Fever Tops This Week's Internet News 2020-03-29 09:00:00Now that folks are sheltering in place, they're spending a lot more time online—talking about being sheltered in place.

Where Did Plants Come From? This Ancient Algae 2020-03-29 08:00:00A tiny seaweed fossil from a billion years ago may help scientists understand how the first plants came ashore and evolved for life on land.

This Is the ‘Cozy Catastrophe’ Americans Have Always 2020-03-29 07:00:00No commitments\! No commutes\! No cares\! Admit it: The coronavirus apocalypse is actually kind of fun for you.

14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin 2020-03-29 07:00:00Millions of people are staying inside for the indefinite future. Here are a few apps to help you socialize, exercise, and meditate from your own home.


Experts: We Should Hide From the Apocalypse in 2020-03-26 17:04:01 Even if we band together as a planet and prevent some of the worst impacts of climate change, some parts of the world could gradually become so hot t

This Livestream of Tardigrades on Twitch is Oddly 2020-03-26 16:31:24 Canadian artist Julie Laurin recently started a livestream of tardigrades — microscopic, eight-legged micro-animals also known as “water

This Powerful VPN Will Help You Take Back 2020-03-26 16:29:49 Do you want to prevent hackers from intercepting your usernames, passwords, and credit card information? Do you want to keep internet service provide

101-Year-Old Man Who Survived 1918 Flu Beats Coronavirus, 2020-03-26 15:50:55 There are those who have been around the block, and then, there’s this guy: A 101-year-old Italian man has survived the 1918 flu, two World War

It Isn’t Just You: The Internet Is Actually 2020-03-26 15:42:53 According to a new report by Broadband Now, a consumer advocate website that compares American internet service providers (ISPs), many cities in the

ER Doctor: US Bungling COVID Response Like Soviets 2020-03-26 15:23:54 For emergency physician Joshua Lerner, the American government and healthcare industry’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is so inadequate

Vacuum Maker Dyson Designed a New Ventilator in 2020-03-26 14:41:35 British technology maker Dyson — the company behind those sleek vacuum cleaners — has annoucned it has designed a new ventilator called t

Meanwhile, The Great Barrier Reef Had a Horrible 2020-03-26 14:15:32 The Great Barrier Reef just suffered its third mass coral bleaching event in just five years, and officials are now giving even more dire predictions

Study: Yes, Half of Coronavirus Carriers Show No 2020-03-26 13:26:57 What we’re learning from Iceland this week is as fascinating as it is crucial to fighting the coronavirus epidemic: That somewhere in the neigh

The US Space Force Is About to Finally 2020-03-26 12:43:52 The recently-formed U.S. Space Force will actually venture out into orbit for the first time on Thursday. The mission, which will send a military com

Elon Musk: NY Gigafactory Will Reopen to Produce 2020-03-26 11:54:16 Hyperventilator After sourcing some 1,255 ventilators from Chinese manufacturers and donating them to hospitals in the Los Angeles area, Tesla CEO an

This is What Your Lungs Look Like With 2020-03-26 10:44:36 The George Washington University Hospital has released a 3D video of a 59-year-old male coronavirus patient’s lungs just days after showing no