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The Periodic Table of Edible Elements

The Science and Home Economics Departments joined forces in Ennis Community College and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir last week, as the Clare schools, which share a campus, hosted an Open Night for prospective students and their families. Ms Lordon, who teaches both Science and Home Economics, organised the Transition Year Home Economics students to create something […]

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Spectacular SpaceX Images are Free on Flickr

SpaceX, the commercial Space company founded by Elon Musk has created an account on Flickr and published over 100 pictures under a Creative Commons licence. In so doing they are apparently following NASA’s lead which has traditionally made photographs available in the public domain. Motherboard reports that SpaceX originally used an Attribution-NonCommercial licence but later […]

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British Library Adds 1 Million Free Images to Flickr

The British Library has just uploaded a million images to Flickr, and they’re all copyright-free! The images come from books held by the library dating from the 17th, 18th and 18th century which have been digitised by Microsoft. The Library hopes to “stimulate and support research concerning printed illustrations” and plans to launch a crowdsourcing […]

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Geodiscovery with Tapastreet

Tapastreet is a brand new startup.  Fresh from the Facebook hackathon on Wednesday, they came to TBEX knowing that travel bloggers would be excited to see their product. The thing about social media is that it wants to be discovered.  We tag our content – hashtags, user tags, pingbacks – because we want to make […]

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Datacentre Pr0n [Podcast #63]

Brought to you by Blacknight it’s the technology.ie podcast episode 63 for May 30 2013 with Michele Neylon and Conn O Muineachain Michele’s back from the Shift Conference in Split, Croatia, where he gave a talk on domains. Daft Punk break records on Spotify.  Rijksmuseum shares high resolution images of its catalogue.  Yahoo buys Tumblr and gives […]

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A Modest Proposal [Podcast #36]

This week’s show is all about media manipulation.  Michele is reading Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, which explains how media works in our social, mobile age – and how you can use that understanding to manipulate it.  We consider the downfall of Digg, once the darling of Web 2.0, whose investors […]

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