Microbiologist-turned-integrity expert Dr Elisabeth Bik makes it her job to keep an eye on the scientific community, watching for plagiarism, research misconduct and the lack of proper evidence. In the early days of Covid-19, it quickly became clear that it was a science communication crisis as well as a public health crisis. Misinformation was –…

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The medtech company is recruiting for a range of roles at its Limerick and Shannon sites, the latter of which is being converted into a specialist manufacturing facility. Medical device giant Edwards Lifesciences began renovations to turn its existing Shannon facility into a specialty manufacturing center in late July. The expansion will allow the company…

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In a major move for the home robotics sector, Amazon is set to buy the company best known for its robotic vacuum cleaner. Tech and e-commerce giant Amazon is buying iRobot in an all-cash deal valued at $1.7 billion. iRobot is best known for its robot vacuum, the Roomba. Now it has entered into a…

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As part of the European Leadership Academy, Huawei brought 29 women from all over Europe to Prague to give them a one-week summer school in technology and leadership. Diversity and inclusion continues to be a challenge within the technology sector. While progress is happening, statistics still suggest that women only make up between 20 and…

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The new targets have been hailed as a ‘step in the right direction’ but could also be ‘problematic’ in delivering an overall emissions reduction of 51 per cent. Sectoral emission ceilings have been announced by the Irish government, with a target to reduce emissions by 25 per cent in agriculture and 75 per cent in…

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We sought some expert advice from an analytical chemist and a data scientist about the critical skills needed within the world of analytics. As Analytics Week draws to a close on SiliconRepublic.com, we wanted to hear from some industry professionals about some of the critical technical skills people need to know if they want to…

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A Trinity research project is combining historical maps with modern geospatial datasets to better understand the crucial role of peatlands in mitigating climate change. Data play a critical role in mapping the environment around us, which gives researchers a better understanding of how to sustainably manage those environments. One project that aims to do this…

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Farice CEO Þorvarður Sveinsson talks about how the Iris submarine cable was born and how it could play a role in easing pressure on Ireland’s data center industry. As the world becomes more connected than ever before and the number of data centers increases, there is a growing need for submarine cables. These long cables,…

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The current data protection commissioner, Helen Dixon, will move into the role of chair as part of the data watchdog’s restructure. The Irish Government is set to appoint two additional commissioners to support the needs of the Data Protection Commission (DPC). Justice Minister Helen McEntee, TD, said the expansion would help the organization deal with…

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Huawei’s Benoit Hudzia discusses why the data companies collect is only as good as the data management strategy they have. The phrase ‘data is the new oil’ was first attributed to British mathematician Clive Humby in 2006. Almost two decades later, the sheer volume of data that has been generated is almost insurmountable, and harnessing…

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