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# Innovation

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Aussie hurdler Michelle Jenneke invents new sport of hallway hurdles
We’re not sure her neighbours will be too happy though.
Ireland “risks lagging behind” by not having CERN membership
Sean Kelly MEP said that membership would turn Ireland into a ‘global hub’ for leading innovators.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Today everybody’s talking about the sale of Bord Gáis Energy, garda recruitment and the response of the ‘fake’ deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial.
68 new jobs announced in two multinationals
A British company will create 30 jobs next year and a firm in Cork has already begun recruiting for 38 new positions.
Watch: The dual-screen device that's both smartphone and eReader
The YotaPhone’s dual-screen functionality allows users to check notifications without waking up the smartphone.
Tongue piercing lets paralysed people drive wheelchairs
Electric-powered wheelchairs can be operated by issuing commands with a magnetic tongue piercing.
Oireachtas committee to discuss measures to boost job creation in the not-for-profit sector
Several groups will appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs later this afternoon.
€10m R&D innovation centre officially opened in Limerick
The €10million also includes expansion of facilities at Cook Medical’s Limerick plant.
Ratoath College named Global Microsoft Mentor School
The school in County Meath is the only Irish school to be selected.
Apple's earnings fall again despite strong iPhone sales
Apple’s market value has plunged by about 25 per cent, or $160 billion, this year after three straight quarters of contraction.
Proposals on new online copyright laws presented to Government
A new Copyright Council of Ireland has been recommended with the proposals saying that linking must be protected by legislation.
Reebok develops futuristic 'smart cap' to protect athletes from brain damage
The cap determines the severity of hits to the head.
Intel chooses Ireland to design new micro chip
The Quark SoC X1000 and the Galileo board were both designed at the company’s plant in Leixlip in Co Kildare.
The urinals in this Mayo bar have an interesting new re-design
Look away now Dublin fans!
Sports reporter gets 41 Seinfeld references into one broadcast
How many of them can you spot?
Student makes inventive use of a school bus to take a holiday
Why didn’t we think of that?
Eye-tracking technology used to hone new Irish sport stars
Turns out ‘keeping your eye on the ball’ is not necessarily the best way to up your game…
IBM's 'Deep Thunder' system could be used in Dublin to predict flash floods
It’s hoped the new micro-forecasting technology could be helpful in developing an early-warning system for vulnerable businesses and householders.
Google, Alta Vista, JumpStation...Dublin to host summit on history of web search
Dublin will next week play host to some of the internet’s pioneers as it hosts a conference celebrating 20 years of web searching. to add 100 jobs at new Dublin office
The company, which was in the top 20 of Fortune’s Best Companies to work for, says the jobs will be in the areas of sales, marketing, IT and customer support.
Is this the cleverest toilet door to ever exist?
So smart. So so smart.
Irish to compete in €1 million satellite ideas competition
The top prize is €1 million and the prestigious title of ‘Galileo Master’.
WATCH: Bubba Watson has an ingenious idea - golf hover carts
Is it real or a belated April Fools’ prank? Judge for yourself.
New DCU Innovation Campus to create more than 200 jobs
Minister Richard Bruton said the aim of the new campus is to attract new Cleantech enterprises and drive growth in the green economy.
Oireachtas to question newspapers over 'paying for linking'
Labour TD Seán Kenny is asking the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain its stance on linking.
3D printing: this is what happens next
One US start-up finds that the potential to make any design come to life as a physical object is huge.
What could Irish businesses learn from those in Singapore?
An ESRI study has compared the two countries as examples of countries where the number of patents is above average.
Taoiseach announces new American-Irish partnership
i360medical and the Cleveland Clinic and its Innovation Alliance have joined forces after being introduced by Enterprise Ireland.
What are they doing with that analogue space?
Your TV white space could be used by mobile phone operators or filled with wifi frequencies. Here’s what the experts think.
Column: ‘You need passion to be an inventor’
People are amazingly inventful, creative and resourceful – they have just forgotten that they are says Irish inventor, Jane Ni Dhulchaointigh.
Careers clinic: How some graduates use innovative 'campaigns' to land a job
Multimedia campaigns, networking events, online pitches and a ‘Hire Me’ t-shirt: David Wogan decided to treat his job search as a mass-marketing project.
Ireland's space programme: what Irish tech developments are heading out of this world?
From exercising in space to 3D animations, here’s how Ireland is contributing to global research for future space missions.
Piracy case against megaupload founder is a threat to internet innovation, says Apple's Wozniak
“It’s just kind of ridiculous what they did to his life”: Apple co-founder supports Kim Dotcom.
Why do China's leaders love visiting Shannon?
Newswhip’s Paul Quigley discovers how Shannon, Co Clare helped invent modern China.
UCD 'spin-out' companies plan more than 50 jobs by end of 2013
The new companies have come about from research undertaken at the Dublin university.
Ireland above EU average for innovation - study
A Europe-wide study rated us highly for research and skills – but noted a lack of financial support for innovative products.
Column: A response to Sean Sherlock's Drivetime interview on #SOPAIreland
Paul Quigley, founder of news story-tracking website Newswhip, analyses the arguments made by the junior minister yesterday in favour of a new online copyright law.
The 5 innovations that will change our lives in 5 years...
… That’s according to IBM’s annual market and societal trends analysis.
15 gadgets that are changing the tech world
Here’s a bunch of stuff you wish you had.