How well prepared is Ireland for a chemical or biological attack?

Listen below to piece broadcast on Drivetime, RTE Radio 1, on 26th September ’19

A report from Casement Aerodome, Dublin, where the defence forces, using the very latest artificial intelligence, drone and robotics technology, simulated a terrorist attack on a rock concert.

The test of the ROCSAFE system – developed by NUI Galway and the Tyndall National Institute, is lead by NUIG’s Prof Michael Madden.


Life in the Deep Sea, Preventing ‘Cot Death’

Science Spinning: ‘The Show with an Irish Spin on Science’, Presented and Produced by Seán Duke

Life in Deep Sea, Preventing ‘Cot Death’

Broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 05/05/2011

Irish scientists are part of an international team that will investigate new deep sea life forms at a location near the Mid Atlantic Ridge, pictured here (Credit: Elliot Lim, CIRES & NOAA/NGDC)

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Cork’s Tyndall on a mission to Mercury

Relatively little is known about Mercury, one of our nearest planetary neighbours, but the European Space Agency is aiming to address this with a spaceprobe mission to Mercury set to launch in 2013.

One of the major problems for any probe getting close to Mercury is the extreme heat, with temperatures rising to 350C even when orbiting the planet. The current materials that are used to protect spaceprobes are simply not able to withstand such heat.

That is where researchers at the Tyndall National Institute at UCC have come in, by providing ESA with a new material that has been can help a mercury space probe withstand the huge tempeatures it will be facing.


Click below to watch slot broadcast on TV3’s, Ireland AM on 02.10.2009