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Magnetism and Water on Mars

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NASA’s InSight lander, which arrived on the Red Planet in November 2018, is making measurements of Mars’s magnetic field from the surface, which may help us find water deep underground. While this might trigger thoughts of dowsing there are some scientific reasoning behind the idea. 

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Vartry Water Supply Scheme – Engineering Envy and a mention in Ulysses

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Vartry water works

The Vartry Water Supply Scheme provides drinking water for a supply area stretching from Roundwood, through north Wicklow up to south Dublin and serves over 200,000 people. Not only was this an extraordinary feat of engineering, it also caught the imagination of James Joyce. 

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The Monster across the Shore – The Tale of two Glencar Waterfalls

in Fresh/Geology/Nature/Rivers

Glencar Waterfall is located west of Manorhamilton, is 15 metres high, and is situated at Glencar Lough.  A great example of a Poet transforming nature, so that even a not-so-imposing waterfall can have some glory.  The Waterfall served as an inspiration to the Nobel Laureate William Butler Yeats and features in his poem ‘The Stolen…

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