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Irish scientists at Akara Robotics have developed a robotic technology to help keep hospitals clean of coronavirus!

Posted in 2020, Health, science with tags , , , on April 6, 2020 by theboldcorsicanflame

 

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A robot emitting ultraviolet light (UVC) with the ability to disinfect hospitals and get rid of the Covid-19 virus has been developed by a start-up attached to Trinity College Dublin.

Being able to clean healthcare facilities thoroughly and quickly is hugely demanding as coronavirus cases escalate.

Created by Akara Robotics, it is clinically proven to kill viruses, bacteria and harmful germs, and does so in a much shorter time compared to usual cleaning methods, according to its inventor Dr Conor McGinn.

 

Robot Violet was tested in an acute hospital in the Dublin area last week after Dr McGinn contacted the HSE indicating it would be effective in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic in healthcare settings. They are awaiting microbiological test results to confirm its effectiveness.

 

“This system could reduce dependency on the use of chemical-based solutions, which may be effective but requires rooms to be vacated for several hours during sterilisation, making them impractical for many parts of the hospital,” said Dr McGinn.

 

In addition, many pieces of high-tech equipment cannot be disinfected using “deep chemicals”, so manual cleaning is needed. Robot Violet is also effective in such circumstances, he said.

SOURCE ON

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/covid-19-virus-killing-robot-developed-by-tcd-start-up-1.4211037

Ancient bones reveal Irish are not Celts after all !

Posted in 2020, science with tags , , on April 3, 2020 by theboldcorsicanflame

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DNA researchers found that the three skeletons found under Currie’s pub are the ancestors of modern Irish people and predate the Celts’ arrival on Irish shores by around 1,000 years…..!!!

Essentially, Irish DNA existed in Ireland before the Celts ever set foot on the island.

Instead, Irish ancestors may have come to Ireland from the Bible lands in the Middle East. They might have arrived in Ireland from the South Meditteranean and would have brought cattle, cereal, and ceramics with them.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science said that the bones strikingly resembled those of contemporary Irish, Scottish and Welsh people.

A retired archaeology professor at the highly-renowned University of Oxford said that the discovery could completely change the perception of Irish ancestry.

FULL ARTICLE ON

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/ancient-bones-irish-celts

 

Hurricane Ophelia is headed toward Europe

Posted in 2017, Extreme Weather, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on October 12, 2017 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Hurricane Ophelia is the latest weather system to whip up winds and rain in the Atlantic.

But the storm is heading east toward the northwest coast of Spain instead of crossing the Atlantic toward the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean.

Ophelia officially gained hurricane status on Wednesday evening,according to the National Hurricane Center.

To be continued on:

http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/hurricane-ophelia-path-europe-spain-ireland-2017-10/

 

Labrador and Dolphin swim together

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on September 10, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

Labrador and Dolphin play in the harbour
(Tory Island Harbour, Ireland)
source: BBC “CountryFile

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