Category Archives: Science/Tech


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An enhanced-colour image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere created by Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.


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An instructional short from the Kurzgesagt – In A Nutshell Youtube channel wherein it is posited that gravity is our gaoler. To wit:

We are trapped on earth. Controlled by an ancient debt to the universe…


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Images of the rings of Saturn pix 1,2: (outer (B) ring, pix 1,2; inner (A) ring, pic 3 and a detail of a density wave, pic 4) taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, now in the midst of its ‘ring grazing’ phase as it moves in to study the outer and inner disks of orbiting ice and rock.

These images are twice the resolution of anything previously achievable and allow objects as small as 550m (about the height of the CN Tower in Toronto) to be discerned.

Full resolution photos here.

Previously: The Seas Of Titan



An experimental probe launched by NASA from Alaska yesterday – off to measure nitric oxide in the polar sky.

Image by Jamie Adkins of the Poker Flat Research Range.


Ollie ‘The Fla’ O’Flaherty (top)

The first installment of Fáilte Ireland’s venture into the world of V.R. and 3D footage of the Wild Atlantic Way.

A virtually gnarly 360′ of Ollie ‘The Fla‘ O’Flaherty riding the surf beneath the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare.

Next week: sheep scaring on the Burren.

360 Tow-in Surfing

Wild Atlantic Way 

Thanks Oval Head

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The Goodyear Eagle-360 – a concept envisaged for the autonomous cars of the future featuring road-sensing, ultra-stable spherical tyres that can rotate on any axis.

Yes. Just like the Audi RSQ from I, Robot.


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Ain’t no party, like a fintech party.

Dynamic, creative and ambitious nerds starter-uppers take note.

Mark O’Toole writes:

Irish currency exchange startup CurrencyFair (of Sebastian Chabal fame) have just released this video offering advice to Irish start-ups and why tech companies should be positive about the Dublin scene.

It’s not all just about favourable tax breaks and early exit strategies you know.



Currency Fair

This lunchtime.

On a lonely bench in Herbert Park [Ballsbridge, Dublin 4]

Brand Ireland writes:

This is the ‘supersonic’ Irish artisan food 20 quid buys you at the Web Summit, disappointing.


Brand Ireland

From a sitting room in “Ranners”

To the technically unfriendly RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave writes:

Today we are excited to announce the next chapter in the Web Summit story. In 2016 Web Summit will move to Lisbon.

Lisbon is a great city with a thriving startup community. What’s more, it has great transport and hotel infrastructure and a state-of-the-art venue with capacity for more than 80,000 attendees.

Tell my wifi I love her.



A response from Dublin Chamber of Commerce this afternoon:

The decision by Web Summit to leave Dublin should serve as a wake-up call to the Government about the importance of increasing investment in infrastructure. It’s also a reminder of how Dublin is competing with other international cities for business 

Oh, it’s on!

The Next Chapter (Web Summit Blog)

Previously: Who Took The Web From The Web Summit?

Web Summit Loss a Wake-Up Call for Spend-Shy Government (Dublin Chamber of Commerce)