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What Cape Town’s drought can teach other cities about climate adaptationApril 9, 2019

Cities need to build their capacity to adapt to this range of impacts, and one of the best ways to do this is to learn from other cities’ experiences. One very recent case that cities are watching is Cape Town’s severe drought and the threat of 'Day Zero' – when the city’s taps were due to run dry

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Discovering the next generation of catalystsMarch 12, 2019

The use of solar and wind energy must be doubled over the next 30 years. Catalysts that can ensure the storage of solar and wind energy in fuels and chemicals will play an increasingly important role. Now researchers have developed a method that makes it easier to find better and cheaper catalysts

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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