On Monday 14 November, as part of Science Week 2016, the National Library of Ireland hosted a public discussion on ‘The science of World War One’ as part of the programme associated with the ongoing exhibition, World War Ireland.
Science and Engineering impacted on World War One in many ways, from tanks to poison gas and flamethrowers. War is known to accelerate innovation and invention, but the Great War spawned new advances in other areas of Science that still impacts our lives today. Dermot Diamond (DCU) and Jennifer Edmond (UCD) explored the science of World War One, and how current technology allows us to access historical resources.
From the International encyclopaedia of the First World War: Science and technology.