Spotlight on Research
How useful is the content we create online? By Dr Peter Mooney, Department of Computer Science The Brainstorm long read: we generate a massive amount of online content from Facebook posts to YouTube videos, but it's nearly impossible for us to manage the privacy of this data
Friday, 31 August 2018
In June, the world learned of the passing of a great personality in language research. The said personality was not a human researcher but a non-human primate and long-term participant, Koko the gorilla.
Monday, 13 August 2018
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a Cognitive Neuroscience technique that enables us to stimulate the human brain non-invasively. While this in itself is an impressive feat, the technique is not just a fascinating toy, but plays a huge role in informing our understanding of how the brain and different functions are related.
Wednesday, 08 August 2018
The city is not only watching us, but also listening to us and tracking our movements through a combination of cameras, microphones and several types of sensors that detect presence, motion, heat and distance among other things.
Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Under our present legal paradigm, it is impossible to hold the state responsible in a domestic criminal matter.
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
One of the greatest challenges in delivering 5G networks is doing so at a cost that operators and customers can actually afford, according to Professor Ronan Farrell, Department of Electronic Engineering
Tuesday, 03 July 2018
Maynooth University Head of English, Professor Colin Graham, argues that Auden’s criticisms of Yeats and his legacy did not stop the Irish poet from being an important influence on his work.
Monday, 02 July 2018
A growing number of instances of serious labour exploitation have been detected in Ireland in recent years
Friday, 29 June 2018
A recent RTÉ documentary underlined how the poor treatment of women does not belong solely in the past, and there are modern injustices that must be addressed, says Professor Linda Connolly.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
New parents have so little knowledge of diseases like measles that they think the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease, according to disease historian, Dr Ida Milne.
Wednesday, 23 May 2018