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2010-03-16 13:53:03

Those members of Ireland's ethnic minorities who participated in last year's St Patrick's Day parade in Dublin want to be able to express their own cultures more fully in future events.

2010-03-15 06:30:00

WOOD DALE, Ill., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) today announced that it has been selected by Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast to design and manufacture composite flap track fairings for the wings of the new CSeries family of commercial aircraft.

2010-02-24 12:08:48

Irish hares are eighteen times more abundant in areas managed by the Irish Coursing Club (ICC) than at similar sites in the wider countryside a recent study by Queen's University Belfast has shown.

2010-02-23 14:36:02

Global chemical companies could release at least one billion Euro in cash flow if they increase their sustainability performance.

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2010-02-12 09:35:00

Researchers at Queen's University have helped produce a new archaeological tool which could answer key questions in human evolution.

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2009-12-01 12:45:00

New study identifies link between anticipated unhappiness in old age and young men’s binge drinking.

2009-11-04 13:45:21

A team of researchers at Queen's University Belfast's Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) is working to develop futuristic communications systems that could help protect frontline troops.

2009-10-30 17:04:28

North American car manufacturers have come bottom of the league in the largest ever international study of the global automobile sector's sustainability performance.

2009-10-14 13:03:18

Rugby players worldwide could benefit from a new virtual reality training program created at Queen's University Belfast.

2009-10-05 09:35:52

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect chemical agents and illegal drugs which will help in the fight against the threat of terrorist attacks.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.