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Recent outages prove need for transparency around internet infrastructure

Society has taken leap of faith in cloud computing but analysis and regulation is limited, writes former Engineers Ireland president Chris Horn.

Why automation and flexible jobs could lead to more meaningful work

Technology is redefining jobs and styles of working. New realities such as automation and flexible schedules could lead to more meaningful work, but for that to happen, reskilling, new forms of social welfare and equality must be addressed, say experts.

COVID-19 hastened the digital shift with consequences for the ‘data divide’, and wellbeing

Sometimes it can seem like we’ve uploaded our whole lives to the internet: bank accounts, social media posts, dating profiles, work emails – it’s all out there in that nebulous cloud of digital information that is the world wide web.

How we prepare for an ‘age of pandemics’

The current pandemic caught the world off guard but there are more to come, and we need to work out how to better prepare for and respond to future crises before they occur, an audience at the European Commission’s annual Research and Innovation Days conference has heard.

Cities that connect people and nature are a 'post-pandemic priority'

Care homes that let people age with integrity, green kindergartens and community centres that bring together people of all ages were some of the visions for how to build a better Europe presented by citizens from Estonia, Bulgaria and Poland on June 24 at the European Commission’s annual flagship research conference.

More bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics – here's how viruses and vaccines could help

Antibiotic resistant bacteria are killing more people each year, but scientists are turning to their natural virus predators to treat infections, as well as new vaccines to prevent disease.

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