Tech giant Google Inc. has acquired solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace as part of its strategy to deliver wireless Internet access to remote parts of the world. Video; Reuters
German company Festo has unveiled its latest animal-inspired robot - a kangaroo that looks and behaves like the real thing. The company has gained a reputation as a leader in proof-of-concept robotics modelled on the animal world. Video: Reuters
Hungarian researchers have developed drones that can fly as an autonomous flock, opening new possibilities for the artificial pollination of crops or search and rescue missions. The drones can fly cooperatively without any central control.
Google is taking its fight with Apple to the wristwatch. The search giant has unveiled Android Wear, a version of Google’s Android operating system software that is tailored specifically for wearable computers, starting with so-called smartwatches.
A brief history of the World Wide Web. Video: Kathleen Harris
It's rather dusty and looks old-fashioned and clunky, but this particular computer on display at London's Science Museum, is very special and 25 years ago changed the way we live. It's the computer used by Tim Berners-Lee to invent the World Wide Web
Tim Berners-Lee said he would like the 25 year anniversary of the World Wide Web to motivate people to decide the future of the web.He said the web was and will always be a global project.
Samsung unveiled the latest addition to its Galaxy smartphone line-up on Monday (Febraury 24). Complete with fingerprint scanner for mobile payments, the Galaxy S5 was the focus of a glitzy launch event on the sidelines to the Mobile World Congress
According to Hungarian researchers, dogs can understand how we're feeling. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences have compared canine brains to those of humans, and found evidence that dogs are highly sensitive to their owners' feelings. Video: Reuters
The winter ice pack in the Arctic was once dominated by old, thick ice. Today, very little old ice remains. This animation shows maps of sea ice age from 1987 through the end of October 2013. Animation by NOAA climate.gov
As anyone who's ever owned a remote-controlled toy car knows, you can drive them only so fast before they topple over while cornering. A South African inventor has come up with a stabilising technique, modelled on the biomechanics of a cheetah's tail
Ciara O'Brien reviews the Dyson's DC59 Animal compact and cordless vacuum cleaner. Video: Kathleen Harris
The first prosthetic limb to give wearers sensory feedback has been described as "amazing" by an amputee who has just tested the device for the first time. The prototype hand is being developed by researchers in Switzerland and Italy. Video:Reuters
Ciara O'Brien reviews the GoPro +3 at the 'Hell and Back' adventure race.
A company in Oxfordshire has come up with a novel way to keep chickens safe when they cross the road - by making high-visibility jackets for them. Video: Omlet
A British photographer and entrepreneur has developed drone technology for shooting documentary-quality wildlife footage at extremely low cost. Will Burrard-Lucas has called his invention The Beetlecopter. Video: Reuters
It's been a techtastic week for Irish Times technology reporter Ciara O' Brien - pulse wallets, bamboo kitchen stands for iPad with knife storage and winbots - where else, but at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Brothers Ronan and Eoin MacGaoithín from Donegal have developed a prototype to detect the presence of ice on Irish roads. It's their pitch for the prize at the 2014 BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
David Kavanagh and Craig Curley investigate if the sex of a chicken can be determined by the shape of the egg. It's their entry to the 2014 BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
Justine Munoz from St. Mary's College in Derry has done a comparative study of the possible antibiotic effects of a range of air fresheners. Justine is competing in the 2014 BT Young Scientist Exhibition.