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'Essence of NUI Galway': Prof Padraic O’Donoghue retires after 24 years as civil engineering chair

Prof Padraic O’Donoghue has been professor of civil engineering at NUI Galway since 1997, after previously having worked in University College Dublin as a lecturer in civil engineering for seven years. 

Eye-tracking technology turns focus to mainstream needs

Specialist hardware not needed as gaming and interfaces set to benefit, writes former Engineers Ireland president Dr Chris Horn.

Margaret Hamilton: Pioneering software engineer who saved the moon landing

There were no guidebooks for Margaret Hamilton to work with. So, she wrote her own.

Europe’s islands are leading the charge in the clean energy transition

Islands face exorbitant electricity costs when importing fossil fuels and are also among the most vulnerable regions to rising sea levels, drought and flooding. Innovative teamwork is putting them on the fast track to 100% energy independence – the green way.

Quenching the world’s thirst with off-grid water desalination

Desalination is the answer to long-term water security, but it’s also expensive and energy-intensive. The good news is that scientists are developing some viable solutions.

Revealed: A major disaster in China destroyed Sichuan's schools – here's why

Schools in China are more vulnerable to earthquakes than we thought.

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