The American Farm Bureau is drawing up a code of conduct, but farmers are concerned the data on their individual farms might be misused, sold or leaked to rival farmers. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

While big data application can make agricultural practices more efficient, the benefits come at the potential price of privacy

The FabLab model uses technology to encourage peace-building and reconciliation in Derry and Belfast and a number of new businesses have been borne out of it or assisted by FabLabNI.  Photograph: Javier Burón

New facility encourages creativity, technology and social inclusion

Lloyds Online Doctor team (from left) Dr Christina Hennessey, Dr Tatjana Street, Stephen Bourke,  managing director  of Lloyds Online Doctor Ireland, Dr Tom Brett and Dr Gigi Taguri

The web has revolutionised the music industry and the media. Could it do the same to healthcare?

The 3D printing process in operation

DCU’s decision to team up with TechShop means the latest 3D printing facilities will soon be available to everyone in Ireland

Taoiseach Enda Kenny watches a 3D presentation at the innovation awards ceremony. photograph: conor mccabe photography

The awards event was a lesson in innovation itself by being the first ever live 3D awards ceremony to be broadcast in Ireland

Salvador DalÍ

Research suggests the public are more likely to embrace an artist acting and living on the fringes of ‘normal’ society than one wh(...)

Technology transfer offices face challenges around priorities, timelines and intellectual property

Innovators who think people are going to love their product are risking failure before the business even gets off the ground

“Under legislation, universities have a remit to promote equality of opportunity, but it’s not being realised,” says Prof Kathleen Lynch

New research into gender equality demonstrates how the age, size or location of an Irish higher education institution has very li(...)

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