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Conference generates insights on future of engineering educationDecember 2, 2019

On October 30, Engineers Ireland hosted a one-day conference focused on Irish engineering education in an international context and within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and Dr Diarmuid Ó Briain provides an overview of its presentations

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Irish startup shines a ‘smart light’ on bicycle safetyNovember 4, 2019

It is when cyclists interact with road traffic that danger occurs and an Irish startup is helping to reduce this risk with its Kogii light, which is a feature-rich and innovative device that improves safety by responding and reacting to road and environmental conditions to improve visibility, writes Ken Mitchell
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Challenges for resourcing the data centre industry in IrelandOctober 7, 2019

By 2026 as much as 15 per cent of all electricity demand here will come from data centres and, with this expected growth, the third level sector should consider developing a specialist mechanical and electrical services module for data centres and other energy intensive buildings, writes Brendan Dervan
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Shape-shifting robot built from ‘smarticles’ shows new locomotion strategySeptember 23, 2019

Building conventional robots typically requires carefully combining components like motors, batteries, actuators, body segments, legs and wheels - but now researchers have taken a new approach, building a robot entirely from smaller robots known as 'smarticles' to unlock the principles of a potentially new locomotion technique