WITS News 11 May 2020
- 5 May 2020
This week's news:
- Digital by default: the new normal of family life under COVID-19. By Sonia Livingstone on LSE Blogs.
- From surviving to thriving: Reimagingin the post-COVID-19 return. From McKinsey & Company.
- Inside the Irish lab trying to combat Covid-19. Immunologist Professor Luke O'Neill and a small team of scientists at Trinity College Dublin are collaborating with labs in the Netherlands and Belgium on developing an antiviral drug that they hope will combat Covid-19. Video: Kathleen Harris via The Irish Times.
- What exactly is a ventilator - and how vital are they in treating COVID-19? From the World Economic Forum.
Working from home
- How to... latest from The Scope Silicon Republic Careers newsletter. Some practical advice for working from home.
- TechBeat Working from home survey: unexpected, hugely successful. Irish IT professionals have adated. From TechCentral.ie.
- Death By Zoom: Have We Failed The Mass Home Working Experiment? From Paul Taylor.
- A Simple Kindness Generator to Keep Digital Interactions Humane. An interesting read from EdSurge.
- Open your windows. Great advice from Dr Aoife Morrin and her team at DCU Chemistry about the air quality in your home. Thanks Claire O'Connell in The Iriish Times.
Women in STEM
- Herstory animation Dr Norah Patten To the Stars. This 2 minute animation takes a look at the life so far of Citizen Scientist-Astronaut Candidate Dr Norah Patten in her quest to reach for the stars!. Congratulations Norah. On the RTE Player.
- Herstory animation Lilian Bland Anything but Bland. This 2 minute animation tells the story of the anything but bland life of Lilian, pioneering aviatrix, journalist, photographer & author. On the RTE Player.
- Great to see 500 Women Scientists have a group in Dublin, they are 500WS Dublin pod. Follow them on Twitter @500WS_Dublin.
Other news and events
- Can't resist this! A gas is just a liquid that’s social distancing. From Tara A Nitka B.Sc. via Twitter.
- The International Space Station is visible in our night skies all this week, and by Friday it will be visible in Ireland around 10pm & midnight. From Dr Niamh Shaw via Twitter. Follow her for reminders to look up and wave at the astronauts on board.
- SciFest@College 2020 projects can be submitted to http://scifest.ie by next Thursday 14 May. Best wishes to all.