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New Device Could Allow People to Hear with their Tongues [Video]

Researchers at Colorado State University are working on an alternative to cochlear implants by sending electrical signals to another sensitive organ: the tongue. Cochlear implants require surgery, but using the tongue to hear could be as simple as popping a dental retainer in your mouth. [youtube]http://youtu.be/RBV8WTiDyII[/youtube]   HT: Boing Boing   Related articles New device […]

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Mike Mulqueen, Analog Devices, Daire Breathnach, Education Chair, MIDAS presents 1st prize to Christopher Gallagher, University of Limerick

MIDAS and Analog Devices Launch Annual Third Level Electronics Competition

MIDAS Ireland, the industry led organisation responsible for promoting the microelectronics industry, today announced the launch of their annual engineering competition for third level students aimed at driving innovation and excellence in electronic and microelectronic design and development. The annual competition, organised by MIDAS Ireland is made possible through the support of Analog Devices. Open […]

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2,000 Entrepreneurs, Industrialists and Researchers Attend the first National Innovation Showcase

More than 2,000 entrepreneurs, industry representatives and researchers from around the country are attending the first national Innovation Showcase in the National Convention Centre Dublin today as part of a Government drive to open up the innovation, research and development infrastructure to business. The event is being streamed live by AerTV. Organised by Enterprise Ireland on behalf of the […]

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Graphene Molecular Structure

New Research points to Graphene as a Flexible, Low-Cost Touchscreen Solution

New research published today in the journal Advanced Functional Materials suggests that graphene-treated nanowires could soon replace current touchscreen technology, significantly reducing production costs and allowing for more affordable, flexible displays. The majority of today’s touchscreen devices, such as tablets and smartphones are made using indium tin oxide (ITO) which is both expensive and inflexible. […]

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Facebook Flat but Dominant in Latest Irish Social Media Survey

61% of Irish people aged 15 and over have a Facebook account: more than twice the number on Twitter, its nearest rival at 29%. That’s according to the latest Ipsos MRBI Social Networking Quarterly Survey published today. Twitter membership is slightly ahead of LinkedIn and Google+, which both stand at 24%.  However, Facebook is streets ahead in another important metric, […]

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Sean Sherlock TD

€23 million in SFI Funding for Young Researchers

The Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr Seán Sherlock, T.D. has announced €23 million in new funding to help support 40 of Ireland’s most promising young research talent to become fully independent researchers. The funding which is being awarded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) will help ensure that Ireland’s most talented young researchers can be encouraged […]

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