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Reflections on my first year as Science & Tech Correspondent

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By Will Goodbody, Science and Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Last week marked twelve fast-paced, fun, demanding and extremely interesting months since I was appointed as RTE’s first Science and Technology Correspondent. Over the course of that first action packed year, I’ve had the … Continue reading

10 questions about the end of Microsoft XP support answered

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody WHAT IS ALL THIS FUSS ABOUT WINDOWS XP? Like most software developers, Microsoft sends out regular updates to its operating systems and other programs. These patch over any vulnerabilities that have emerged, … Continue reading

Intel Inside the Irish economy

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody In 1989, when Intel announced it was to begin manufacturing computer motherboards in Ireland, the then Minister for Industry and Commerce, Dessie O’Malley, made some projections about likely employment arising from the … Continue reading

How Ireland could make a Big Bang in astronomical science

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody On St Patrick’s Day, as we marked our national holiday, a substantial breakthrough in cosmology and astrophysics was announced by a team of scientists in the US. They revealed that for the … Continue reading

The challenges of reporting on academic papers

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  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The latest controversy to hit the world of academic publishing is a curious tale. On 29th January, the respected international journal, Nature, published a paper by Japanese and US scientists, which … Continue reading

Is it possible to fall in love with a computer?

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The movie “Her” was nominated for an Academy Award for best picture on Sunday night. Set a little in the future, the movie tells the story of a heartbroken man who falls in … Continue reading

10 things we noticed at Mobile World Congress 2014

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody After three brain frying, feet swelling, mind boggling days in Barcelona, our coverage of Mobile World Congress is coming to an end. We’ve reported extensively on the big announcements and … Continue reading

Answering Ireland’s call at Mobile World Congress

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody Your product or service may be new. It may be clever. It may even be unique. But when you are a company competing on the global stage, in a massive … Continue reading

Mobile World Congress Day One – First Impressions

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent in Barcelona @willgoodbody As a first time visitor to Mobile World Congress, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I knew it would be big, though not quite as enormous as it is. … Continue reading

Mobile World Congress 2014 – what to expect

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By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody It’s that time of the year again. When the world’s mobile moguls congregate in Barcelona, for one of (if not) the biggest mobile phone extravaganza – Mobile World Congress (MWC). For five … Continue reading

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