Students from St. Columba's College chatting to CRANN researcher Amir Sajad Esmaeily at the 'Invincible & Invisible' stand. Magical Materials consists of a number of interactive stands. The materials are often very small and look quite ordinary to the naked eye. A quick demonstration reveals the extraordinary properties that lie within.

Scaffolds, spiders, superconductors and superheros

A new interactive exhibition is opening in the Science Gallery tomorrow. Magical Materials allows visitors to explore the latest advances in material science and their ground-breaking applications. At the media launch, I caught up with scientists from RCSI, CRANN and Oxford University to chat about scaffolds, spiders, superconductors and superheros! (Click on a photo below…

Small science with a big impact

Guest post by Dr. √Čilis McGrath A smart phone you can roll up and put in your pocket, cloaking devices, faster medical diagnostics and a spray that can make any device or material become waterproof. These may seem like the kinds of technology that only appear in Sci-Fi movies, but with nanotechnology these devices are…