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    No such thing as "Irish" Science, just Science.

    The bogus concept of "Irish" Science is a public relations gimmick aimed at siphoning more funds from taxpayers for dodgy research.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarbomb View Post
    John Philip Holland designed the first submarine while he was a teacher in Cork. Didn't get built untill he was in the US though.
    Indeed. He's one of those I'm planning a post on a later stage. AFAIK, his own country has commemorated him with one poxy postage stamp in the 1980s (depicted below on the right). Other countries have commemorated him similarly but assumed he was American.

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    Some exciting research being carried out into breast cancer and aspirin, funded by the Irish Cancer society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socratus O' Pericles View Post
    Good stuff going on all the time as far as I can see,for example:


    https://www.dcu.ie/news/2015/feb/s0115c.shtml
    Great stuff and thanks for posting the details.

    Thanks to everyone for ignoring the couple of trolls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Quirell View Post
    Manufactured here.

    Not developed here.
    You misunderstood me. I was asking if anyone had viagra, my date with Rubywaxed is coming up soon and I don't want to disappoint.
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    This County Kildare woman was quite a trailblazer in her day - being one of the first (of two) women to be elected Fellow(s) of the Royal Society (FRS) in the UK. She did some very innovative work on the benzene ring and was one of the earliest pioneers in the field of crystallography.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Lonsdale
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    Socratus O' Pericles Socratus O' Pericles is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nudavongs View Post
    This County Kildare woman was quite a trailblazer in her day - being one of the first (of two) women to be elected Fellow(s) of the Royal Society (FRS) in the UK. She did some very innovative work on the benzene ring and was one of the earliest pioneers in the field of crystallography.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Lonsdale
    Indeed-UL doing many exciting things in this area.And getting the awards to prove it.

    SSPC Scientific Awards Received | Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nudavongs View Post
    Indeed. He's one of those I'm planning a post on a later stage. AFAIK, his own country has commemorated him with one poxy postage stamp in the 1980s (depicted below on the right). Other countries have commemorated him similarly but assumed he was American.

    If I remember correctly another Irishman came up with an earlier design for a submarine while he was living in south America. He was part of a plot to rescue Napoleon from St Helena that never went ahead. I tried finding a reference for it in some of my books but no joy....

    Im glad Holland got a stamp.
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    I reckon the importance of a scientific discovery can usually only be assessed with hindsight - hence the lag between research achievement and award of a Nobel Prize.
    An announcement on Morning Ireland is often just a mix of pious hope and sometimes delivers distress by offering hope dishonestly. Announcements should be at minimum be based on results that have been independently verified. And an announcement of funding to conduct research maybe 'news' its not 'results' !
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