Spotlight on Research

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Make deep learning faster and simpler

Professor Barak Pearlmutter of the Department of Computer Science at Maynooth University is collaborating with colleagues at Purdue College of Engineering in the US to make deep learning faster, require less storage, and easier to code

Friday, 22 March 2019

What opera tells us about the issues of the day

Posh, for the cultural elite, expensive, old fashioned? On the contrary, writes Dr Antonio Cascelli, Lecturer in Music, opera has contributed to intense political debate and radical critiques of society

Wednesday, 06 March 2019

And the winner is: the Academy Awards' problem with women

Dr Sarah Arnold, Lecturer in Media, analyses this year’s Oscar nominations and finds that women's role in cinema remains marginal

Thursday, 28 February 2019

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Why methane matters so much in climate change planning

Opinion: we need to urgently and aggressively address methane emissions in climate mitigation policy planning By Peter Thorne, Maynooth University; Bill Collins, University of California and Piers Forster, University of Leeds

Sunday, 24 February 2019

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It’s all in the flowers

Dr Conor Meade explores how the migration history of rainforest plants in Asia is preserved in their flowers

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

On your bike: how the bicycle influenced literature and art

The bicycle represented more than just another way to get around for many writers and artists

Monday, 04 February 2019

Would prosecuting 3,500 young people have solved their problems?

​Opinion: the Garda's failure to prosecute 3,500 young people for a range of crimes might not be as straightforward as it seems

Saturday, 02 February 2019

I see a darkness: shedding light on the dark in medieval Ireland

Analysis: how writers in early medieval Ireland used dark speech in their manuscripts to obscure and elevate the work

Thursday, 31 January 2019

All you want to know about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance

Analysis: it's a matter of huge concern to humans, animals and the environment, but what is antibiotic resistance all about? By Sarah Delaney, Sinéad Murphy and Ciara Tyrrell, Maynooth University

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

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Do you trust artificial intelligence?

Opinion: Banks, police forces and other organisations are using AI to make decisions about our lives, but they are often making a mess of things

Sunday, 27 January 2019