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# Invention

All time
# playmaker
'Rassie always preaches 'play what you see', even if it's on your own try-line' -- Keatley
The Munster out-half backed his skill-set on a tough night in Galway.
# space debris
This Trinity invention aims to protect the Earth from space junk
The risk-assessment tool will help protect the planet from falling debris from disintegrating spacecrafts and satellites that re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere.
# 22nd century
Open thread: What invention would you most like to see?
Be as creative as you like.
# young sci 2014
Frozen windscreen? This could be the solution
The device pumps warm water onto the windscreen to prevent ice from forming.
# Invention
Tongue piercing lets paralysed people drive wheelchairs
Electric-powered wheelchairs can be operated by issuing commands with a magnetic tongue piercing.
# Invention
Is this the best cycling invention ever? The invisible bike helmet is here
Two women have invented the world’s first invisible bike helmet. Would you buy one?
# Genius
Man invents bike that pops bubble wrap as you cycle
TAKE OUR MONEY. ALL OF IT. ALL OF OUR EUROS.
# Safety First
Man sticks finger into table saw to prove his invention works
Can you handle watching what happened next? Okay then…
# drip drip drip
Video: Sick of dripping water on the bathroom floor? Dyson have the answer
The days of water trails could be over. Let’s rejoice.
# Invention
Dublin entrepreneur gets Twitter shout-out from Peaches Geldof for baby invention
Bob Geldof’s daughter tweeted a photograph of her son using the baby-weaning device.
Voices
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.
# Good Idea
How to... patent an invention
Think you have a life-changing invention on your hands? First thing’s first: get a patent.
# At last
VIDEO: Children of the world rejoice! The self-making bed has arrived
What took this so long? See the wonderbed in action here…
# Genius
VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle
Lubricant invented by MIT scientists means no more pounding on the bottom of your ketchup container.
# Good News
Irish company to produce medical device invented at UL
The device will help improve success rates in angioplasty procedures.
# Clever
Things to do when you’ve been laid off: build a submarine
Chinese man is now selling his mini submersible vehicles to fishermen so they can catch lucrative sea delicacies.
# Clever boys
UCC pioneers new cancer treatment and microchip technology
Huge advances in cancer research and nanoelectronics in Cork hailed as vital for the economy.