These are contributions to the RTE Brainstorm progamme by staff from the Technological University Dublin. Brainstorm is an unique partnership between RTÉ (Ireland's national radio station) and Irish third level institutions. It is where the academic and research community contribute to public debate, reflect on what is happening in the work and communicate fresh thinking on a broad range of issues.

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Submissions from 2018

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Unsure What To Get For Dinner? Let Your Gut Decide For You, Vanesa Martinez

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Why Losing Our Microbes Is Making Us Sick, Vanessa Martinez

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The High Cost of Fast Fashion, Alacoque McAlpine

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Small Screen, Big Problem: What Tech is Doing to Your Eyesight, Saoirse McCrann

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Why Technology Alone Can't Block Offensive Social Media Content, Susan McKeever

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How Normcore Took Over Your Wardrobe, Kerry Meakin

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What Do Window Displays and the Wizard of Oz Have in Common?, Kerry Meakin

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How Waking the Feminists Set an Equality Agenda for Irish Theatre, Mary Moynihan

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The Winners (and Losers) From Irish Presidential Elections, Brian Murphy

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Let There Be Light: How LEDS Are Lighting Up a Brighter Future, Kevin Murphy

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The Future of Holograms, Kevin Murphy

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There's a Grand Stretch in the Evenings, Brian Norton

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John Updike: a Kind of Field Guide to American Society, Sue Norton

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Gobble Gobble: Why Ireland Goes Mad for Turkey at Christmas, Kieran O'Connell

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Hot Cows: a Summer of Sunscreen for Cattle, Kieran O'Connell

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The Secret Life of Cows, Kieran O'Connell

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What is the Ploughing All About?, Kieran O'Connell

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Will Cow Poo Be More Valuable Than Milk in 2030, Kieran O'Connell

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How To Ensure Good Governance at Charities and Non-Profits, Maeve O'Connell

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What Motivates a Whistleblower, Maeve O'Connell

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Are You Suffering From Workplace Burnout?, Ashley O'Donoghue

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The Psychology of Pricing, Damian O'Reilly

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Why Are So Many Shops Going Out of Business, Amanda Ratcliffe

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How Neuroscience Motivates You to Walk 10,000 Steps, Mariana Rocha

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How Do You Create a Pageant for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Barry Sheehan

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Are Potholes About to Become a Thing of the Past, Amir Tabakovic

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A Philosopher's Guide to Beauty, Connell Vaughan

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How Irish Sports Fans are Omnivores When It Comes to Football, Connell Vaughan

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How To Make a World Heritage Site, Connell Vaughan

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If You Don't Rate Me, Shame On You, Connell Vaughan

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Is England's World Cup Progress a Dilemma for Irish Fans?, Connell Vaughan

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The Changing Nature of the Cultural Cringe, Connell Vaughan

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The Street Theatre of Joe Caslin's Art, Connell Vaughan

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From George Best to Diego Maradona, What Makes a Football Icon, Connell Vaughan and Michael O'Hara

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How Do We Explain Our Likes and Dislikes Around Food, Dietmar Weiss

Submissions from 2017

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Open House: Getting the Stories Behind the Buildings, Noel Brady

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The Future of Television May Be a Lot Like Its Past, Eddie Brennan

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Measuring What To Do in the Fiscal Space, Sean Byrne

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Why Failure Is One of the First Steps to Success, Thomas M. Cooney

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Ireland's Role in the Global Discussion Around Food and Migration, Jesus Maria Frias

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The Future of Retail: 15 Innovations Coming to a Shop Near You, Órla Keane

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All You Ever Wanted To Know About Artificial Intelligence, John D. Kelleher

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Why the Future Means Design and Creativity, Con Kennedy

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Why You Should Send Your Kid to Art College, Tim Kovar

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Work It: How Mental Overload Affects Design, Luca Longo

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Why Hasn't E-learning Transformed Education, Claire McAvinia

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Helping the Construction Industry to Build Again, Roisin Murphy Dr

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The Art of Good Writing, Sue Norton

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Women in Engineering: an Alternative Viewpoint, Emma Robinson

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Can Ryanair Survive This Nosedive?, Tara Rooney

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How to Design a Better Office, John Walsh