2012 Features

Experimental Irish Cuisine

Irish chefs, everyday cooks and food companies do experiments every day to come up with new dishes. Learn about some of their more unusual experiments, from flavoured crisps to trout caviar.

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When fashion goes to the lab

Fashion designers experiment with different fabrics, shapes and textures all the time. Read how they are using science for futuristic fashion - creating eco-friendly clothing and textiles with amazing…

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Six great Google experiments

Google never stops experimenting, and is a great tool for doing your own everyday experiments into people's search patterns. Here are some fun and unusual ways to experiment with Google's search results.

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The Science of Green Fingers

All gardening involves biological and other scientific processes. Discover three ways that gardeners carry out everyday experiments with these processes to improve flowers, fruit and vegetables.

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Are you in an A/B test?

An increasingly common kind of experiment on the Internet is "A/B testing". It's used to test websites, new mobile apps and online adverts. You may have taken part in one of these experiments without even…

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A beginners’ guide to software testing

When computer programmers create new software, they need to run various tests to make sure that the program is working properly. Check out 10 of the most common testing methods and terms you may come across.

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Resources from the Institute of Physics

Great physics resources for students and teachers in Ireland

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Royal Society of Chemistry resources

RSC has recently appointed a Regional Co-ordinator for Ireland, and has plenthy of useful resources for chemistry teachers and students

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Poster competition for Cork schools

GSK Cork Science Forum is running a Science Week poster competition for post-Junior Cert students in Cork City and County.

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Win €500 for your ancient chemistry experiments!

Schools competition aims to recreate some ancient chemistry experiments

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