RTE One 7PM, Thursday, June 14, 2012
From the heavy hitters on the international rugby pitch, to the fragile brains of newborn babies, we investigate innovative sensing technology which is being developed by Irish scientists and meet the people with severe physical disabilities who are using sensors to create and play music with their eyes.
RTE One 7PM, Thursday, June 21, 2012
Sometimes big breakthroughs come in small packages! We meet the researchers who are taking big steps on the nano scale, developing revolutionary new methods for the production of lighter and cheaper plastics, manipulating food structures to reduce fat content while increasing flavour, and looking at how our genes have evolved over millions of years in an attempt to better understand genetic diseases.
RTE One 8.30PM, Thursday, June 28, 2012
The world has gone into information-overload in the last decade, and while this massive increase and sharing of information offers genuine benefits to society, it also poses tough new challenges. We look at how maths, computing and biology are coming together to offer potential solutions in the fight against disease, investigate innovative breeding technologies which could revolutionise the Irish Dairy Industry, and speak to the Irish researchers who are working on ways to cope with our increasing reliance on internet and mobile communication!
RTE One 8.30PM, Thursday, July 05, 2012
2012 is a great year for science in Ireland. Dublin plays proud host to the prestigious Euro Science Open Forum 2012 and we highlight some of the fascinating science-themed events that will be taking place as part of Dublin’s City of Science this summer. We also speak to researchers who are using social networking techniques for novel global media applications, and meet the environmental scientists who are investigating how our current behaviour is detrimentally affecting our health.
For more information about all of the science-themed events running this summer check out Dublin City of Science 2012.
Clique and Storyful
Dublin 2012: City of Science
RTE One 8.30PM, Thursday, July 12, 2012
Our environment has probably the biggest influence on our health and well-being, but it’s a two-way process and it’s vital that we understand, respect and monitor the world around us. We investigate Irish developments for growing blight-resistant crops, look at technologies for monitoring our hugely important marine resources, and ask how controlled changes in the environment of plants could offer new insights into the consequences of climate change.
Water Quality Monitoring
RTE One 8.30PM, Monday, July 16, 2012
Our understanding of science and technology advances every single day, from the latest Smartphone, to cutting edge medical technologies, to furthering our understanding of how the universe was created. We meet the Irish researchers who are working at the forefront of innovative healthcare devices and imaging, and speak to the former Young Scientist who is now working on the greatest experiment the world has ever known!