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Come hell or high water: Jerry Grant’s Uganda journeyFebruary 12, 2019

Following a recent trip to Uganda, former Irish Water managing director Jerry Grant is working with GOAL and Ireland's water engineering community to put a framework in place to support Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programmes (WASH) in developing communities, and believes that this will not just help people in desperate need but also reflect well on Irish engineers
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Adiabatic cooling and energy saving in a data centreFebruary 12, 2019

The energy consumption of the cooling process in data centres can be up to 40% of the total used. With the support of SEAI’s Excellence in Energy Efficient design (EXEED) programme, SmartPower's Donal Deering investigated the use of a new innovative adiabatic cooling system for the Cork Internet Exchange
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Self-driving cars and robots: Identifying AI ‘blind spots’February 12, 2019

A novel model identifies instances in which autonomous systems have 'learned' from training examples that don't match what's actually happening in the real world. Engineers could use this model to improve the safety of AI systems, such as driverless vehicles and autonomous robots

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