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TCD leads €10m Horizon 2020 project to push limits of particle physics

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) researchers revealed today (25 April) that the project Strong-2020 will bring together fellow physicists from across Europe to better understand the ‘strong nuclear force’ that binds much of our reality. This will see the €10m Horizon 2020 project investigate the fundamental constituents of matter within hadrons – called quarks and gluons – as…
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Anil Dash: Disrupting the disrupters

Anil Dash intrigues me as a tech CEO, because he doesn’t fit the mould that has apparently shaped a sizeable batch of tech CEOs. While he may not claim the headlines of fellow CEOs Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Jeff Bezos et al, Dash has carved out his name by being the kind of…
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Shocking universe expansion discovery could require totally new physics

The Hubble Space Telescope has shed more fascinating light on the universe around us, showing that the cosmos is hurtling away from us at great speed. In a study published to the Astrophysical Journal Letters, a team of researchers led by Nobel laureate and Johns Hopkins University professor Adam Riess detailed how the universe is…
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IDA brings in Cavan native James Boyle to bolster Ireland’s border counties

IDA Ireland has called the hiring of James Boyle as an “important strategic appointment” with the Cavan native to take on the role of regional business development manager for the north-east region. The agency said it hopes he will be able to attract significant amounts of foreign direct investment. In the IDA Ireland 2018 report…
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How to fix broken processes and improve employee experience

In a candidate-driven job market, employees vote with their feet – if a job makes them unhappy, they can pack up and leave. Happy and productive employees require engagement and support, making broken communication processes one of the easiest ways to lose top talent. When employees feel disengaged in the workplace, they’ll look elsewhere for…
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Deadweight loss from no monopoly

The once-mighty Blockbuster video chain is now down to a single store, in Bend, Oregon. It appears to be the only video rental store in Bend, aside from those offering “adult” features. Does that make Blockbuster a monopoly? It seems almost silly to ask if the last firm in a dying industry is a monopolist.…
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What inspired you to become a scholar?

By Paul Gadalla There are many paths to becoming a scholar at Brookings. Our  experts come from diverse backgrounds that have led them onto the path of research and practice. Over the past two years we have sat down with our David. M Rubenstein Fellows as part of the Brookings Cafeteria Podcast to hear what…
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The critical frontier: Reducing emissions from China’s Belt and Road

By Simon Zadek While every energy-saving bulb makes a difference, there are only a small number of existential frontiers in our efforts to deal with climate change. Of these, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), involving over 70 countries from Central Asia to Latin America, has been dangerously ignored. New infrastructure will be a major…
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Thriving with technology in Greece

By Christian Bodewig, Wolfgang Fengler After a decade of turmoil, Greece is looking toward a better future—a future of economic recovery, lower unemployment and rising living standards. But 10 years is a long time in the world of technology. Recovery will make life better, but it will not take Greeks back to the pre-crisis world…
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With Haftar attacking Tripoli, the US needs to re-engage on Libya

By Federica Saini Fasanotti General Khalifa Haftar started his long march toward power in May 2014. Under “Operation Dignity,” Haftar started a major fight against Islamists and militias in Benghazi and elsewhere in Libya’s east. In March 2015, the House of Representatives in Tobruk appointed Haftar commander in chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA),…
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