Friday, December 15, 2006

Science Policy and the Future of Science Facilities

Science policy in the US is of huge importance globally as other countries including Ireland work hard on competing with its long-established science infrastructure.

A video on Google's website from UC San Diego features an interesting presentation in their "Science Policy and the Future of Science Facilities Series". Called "Science Futures", this talk is given by Raymond Ohrbach, who is Director of the US Dept of Energy Office of Science.

Although the actual video footage of the presentation isn't hugely visually appealing, the content is important enough to keep people interested in this area watching...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

James Bond shakes up science

There might be less gadgets in the new James Bond movie "Casino Royale" but the series has always showcased futuristic technology that pushed science up to - and sometimes beyond - its limits.

Trust the BBC to go behind the scenes and do the research to find out if the high-tech gadgets could actually be developed in real life:

Young scientists breaking records

As shopping centres around Ireland fill every weekend with anxious shoppers buying Christmas presents, hundreds of teenagers are staying at home working hard on projects for this year's BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition...

This annual celebration of science "is breaking all previous records with 1,278 projects entered this year" according to the official website at