Tuesday, 15 September 2015

QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 – Out Now!

QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 – Out Now!

Today’s release sees the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) retain the top spot in the QS World University Rankings® for the fourth year running, with Harvard University climbing two places to rank second, followed by the University of Cambridge and Stanford University in joint third.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Remains of major new prehistoric stone monument at Durrington Walls discovered

The "Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project"

The remains of a major new prehistoric stone monument have been discovered less than 3 kilometres from Stonehenge. Using cutting edge, multi-sensor technologies the "Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project" has revealed evidence for a large stone monument hidden beneath the bank of the later Durrington Walls 'super-henge'.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Cracking the (Morse) Code at Maynooth University

Cracking the (Morse) Code

The Morse Code system was invented in the 1830s by American artist Samuel Morse. This system of electrical telegraphy utilised a series of dots and dashes to represent letters of the alphabet and numerical values.  The College Museum houses an interesting collection of morse signalling keys, receivers and other objects associated with telegraphy.