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This television series takes an entertaining look at some of the exciting and important scientific research currently under way in Ireland. More

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Videos from the 60 Minute Science event at Carlow Visual. This event was sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland.

Food a multisensory experience - Emily Crofton

Emily talks about sensory science, giving a glimpse into how each of our five senses work together to deliver an enhanced multisensory eating experience.

Soil - much more than just dirt - Sara Vero

Soil is often referred to as ‘dirt’ but actually it plays the key role in maintaining the quality of rivers, lakes, groundwater across Ireland. Sara talks about her work on the Agricultural Catchments Programme, which is investigating the important relationship between healthy soils and clean water.

Sustainable animal production using DNA information - Donagh Berry

DNA is often associated with forensics or medical sciences but recent advances to generate DNA information on individuals at extremely low cost has contributed to its widespread exploitation in increasing sustainable food production.

Coeliac disease and gluten free foods - Eimear Gallagher

Eimear talks about the increasing incidence of coeliac disease. She also discusses the role of gluten in bakery products and the difficulties for food technologists and bakers when replacing gluten.

The not so humble spud - Denis Griffin

The potato is often described as a whole food and is becoming increasingly important in food security. It is also one of the most diverse and versatile crops which can be grown from the equator to south of the Arctic Circle.

The perfect pint - Alan Stokes

Alan Stokes, Head Brewer at the Carlow Brewing Company talks about the science behind ‘The perfect pint’ at the 60 Minute Science event at Carlow Visual. This event was sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland.