Flashes of Brilliance: The Cutting Edge of Irish Science
This is an illustrated collection of articles by award-winning journalist Dick Ahlstrom, science editor of the ‘Irish Times’, on the men and women who are transforming Irish science. It serves as an anthology of Irish science, accessibly highlighting progress in astronomy, physical sciences, computer sciences, biosciences, engineering and geosciences in contemporary Ireland. The reader will be enlightened on topics as wide-ranging and topical as ‘Fixing our DNA for the next generation’, ‘Bugs that cause gut feelings’ and ‘Effects of ecstasy now considered to be even worse than feared’. ‘Flashes of Brilliance’ includes a DVD of the book’s tie-in documentary made by New Decade Films.