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Ransomware: To Pay Or Not To Pay

We’ve all seen the movie: the steely eyed law enforcement officer draws a deep breath and says firmly “we don’t negotiate with terrorists. Ever.” But the fact is, we do….

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Apple fined for slowing down old iPhones

Apple has been fined 25 million euros (£21m, $27m) for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models without making it clear to consumers. The fine was imposed by France’s competition and…

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After the Notre Dame fire, scientists get a glimpse of the cathedral’s origins

Researchers hope to study the building’s history, the medieval climate and more. The “forest” of Notre Dame was one of Olivier de Châlus’ favorite places. That dense lattice of timbers…

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Events

Popular Irish Smartphone Film Festival is Back for 2020

Dublin Smartphone Film Festival is now in its third year. Ireland’s only International Film Festival dedicated to filmmakers exclusively using mobile devices (Phones & Tablets) takes place this year on…

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Irish News

New climate law draft preventing the sale of fossil fuel cars by 2030 published

Minister Richard Bruton T.D. has today (January 6) published the Draft General Scheme of the Climate Action (Amendment) Bill 2019 including the banning of diesel and petrol cars by 2030….

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Technology

NASA finds water ice just below the surface of Mars

The ice could be reached with a shovel, experts say. To explore the solar system beyond our planet, one important factor is the ability to locate water which can be…

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Amazon’s fight with Trump is about much more than $10bn

When the Pentagon first tendered the so-called Jedi contract in March 2018, the stakes couldn’t have been higher. The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project would give the military a cloud…

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Fukushima’s Contaminated Farmlands To Become Hub Of Green Energy

Fukushima, the site of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters ever, is looking for a clean and green rebranding. A $2.75-billion project has been launched to turn Japan’s northeastern prefecture…

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Education

Why Our Ancestors Drilled Holes in Each Other’s Skulls

For a large part of human prehistory, people around the world practised trepanation: a crude surgical procedure that involves forming a hole in the skull of a living person by…

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History

Over the Horizon: Aerial Photos of the USSR’s Giant Nuclear Detection System

The DUGA over-the-horizon radar was one of the most important elements of the early warning system against an American nuclear attack on the USSR. More expensive to build than the…

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Technology

Creators Of The Lithium Battery Win The 2019 Nobel Prize In Chemistry

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to John B Goodenough, M Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries in…

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NASA Unveils Its New Spacesuits That Will Take Us To The Moon And Mars

NASA has unveiled its new next-generation spacesuits, which will take us to the Moon and Mars, and they’ve come a long way from anything we’ve seen before. The agency’s Artemis…

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Built in Scotland – ‘World’s Most Powerful’ Floating Tidal Turbine

Work has started in Scotland to build what is described as the world’s most powerful floating tidal turbine. Companies based in Orkney, Dundee, Cupar and Motherwell are involved in the…

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Japanese Government Approves Controversial Plans To Study Human-Animal Hybrids

The Japanese government has approved research into human-animal embryos for the very first time. This does not mean we can expect to see real-life centaurs, mermaids, and satyrs in the…

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E-Scooters and Their Contested Future in Dublin

If you step out onto Dublin’s streets at any point of the day, you will likely see packs of bikers passing by as they travel to work, school, the shops,…

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Amazon Have Announced They Are Set To Invest In Donegal Wind Farm

It has been announced recently that Amazon Web Services are to invest in a new wind farm that is to be located in County Donegal. The company has announced three…

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Lifestyle

Gardai Leading Fight Back Against Online Bullying With New Dedicated Unit

Gardai have recently revealed they are determined to tackle online bullying with a new dedicated unit. As part of this they have released a new guideline advising parents of measures…

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Gardaí Warning the Public About a New Broadband Phone Scam

Gardaí are warning the public to be vigilant against a new phone scam in which fraudsters claim to be calling from utility companies on the suggesting to the people that there…

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Combating Social Isolation For Older Citizens Of Limerick

As part of a new programme to reduce incidents of social isolation and open up a new world of communication, over 30 older citizens from across County Limerick have been…

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Some Excellent Podcasts for the New Year

Our lists of recommended podcasts have proved exceedingly popular; hardly surprising given that podcasts are very much in vogue these days. An increase in digital media consumption and the genre’s…

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If Your Password’s On This List Then You Should Change It Right Now

Back in October 2018, the world stared dumbfounded (for a few reasons) as we saw Kanye West in the Oval Office alongside President Trump and typed in his phone password…

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Virgin Galactic aims to reach space with tourism rocket

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic says its latest test flight, due later on Thursday, could see it reach space for the first time. The company said the fourth flight…

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Voyager 2 Has Just Entered Interstellar Space

Going, going, gone. After a momentous 41-year journey, Voyager 2 has fulfilled its fate to leave the heliosphere and become the second interstellar spacecraft after Voyager 1, NASA has just…

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Rudy Giuliani accuses Twitter of bias for hyperlinking text

Last week, Rudy Giuliani, one of President Trump’s lawyers, tweeted an attack on Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation, accusing the special counsel of timing his filing just as the president…

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