Sunday, August 30, 2009

Can science create jobs?

This video is a trailer for a BusinessWeek article that is all about the need for basic scientific research to be supported in order for jobs to be created.

I'm a big fan of BusinessWeek magazine and they often have great articles about the business of science and technology. This piece focusses on the US but with initiatives like the Irish Government's innovation taskforce ramping up, this is a must watch/read for everyone interested in the area here in Ireland...

But the big question is, can we speed up how science creates jobs?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

BBC science roadshow heads to Belfast

Great to see Ireland' s very own Liz Bonnin fronting the BBC's new flagship science show "Bang Goes The Theory." And they even covered some Irish research in the latest episode!

Plus their next roadshow hits Belfast from 13-15 August as part of the Belfast Maritime Festival. It includes:
  • Get hands-on with science in the Interactive Arena

  • Catch the live Bang Goes The Theory science shows

  • Experience Dr Yan's amazing street science

  • Ask experts your science questions

  • Discover what science centres in your local area offer

The programme's website is impressive too
- a good example of "360 degree commissioning" including mobile phone text alerts. It's just a pity that the iPlayer videos can't be watched outside the UK... oh well!