Cafes on South William Street: Dublin made it to fourth place in the Matador network’s list of the world’s best cities for coffee lovers and is hosting the world barista championships next year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

(...)’s most recent “economic snapshot” of New York showed how new “culinary innovation clusters” are emerging(...)

Minister of State for Research Damien English: “We need a plan that will increase our spend in research.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

(...) and Innovation in 2013. Criticism Efforts to put together a new one started last December but(...)

Tetrarch chief executive Michael McElligott: company plans to purchase the Millennium Park complex in Naas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) innovation centre. Part of the attraction for the deal for Kerry was the proposed construction of an(...)

(...) a fascinating innovation, though one which will only really find its feet in a few months once the(...)

‘Kanye West flubbing the lines of Bohemian Rhapsody at Glastonbury showed that mainstream pop culture has become a congealed mass of the calcified and the pedestrian.’ Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

(...) pedestrian. Once upon a time, it was a pulsating breeding ground for innovation and subversion. I grew up(...)

Fitbit’s Flex is  an “electronic coach”. The firm offers bracelets and clip-on devices which monitor your physical activity, especially steps taken, pace and heart rate. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty

The Tudor Queen, Elizabeth 1st, was reputedly among the first in the world to wear a clock on her body, an “armlet” received as a new year gift in 157(...)

United Airlines: will begin using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from animal fats. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

Sometime this summer, a United Airlines flight will fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and oils derived from a(...)

Prof Neil Rowan: “Pulsed light constitutes a next generation approach to ultraviolet light disinfection.”

Researchers in Athlone and Galway are shining a bit of light on contaminated water supplies in the hope of ending the need for “boil water” notices. (...)

Martin Reeves: “Experiments should be individually small, large in overall number and quick to come to a conclusion.”

(...) expense of longer-term strategy and an overly conservative approach to innovation. Adaptive firms(...)

Optical fibre: researchers at San Diego received data after it voyaged 12,000km through cables with standard amplifiers and no electronic regenerators.

(...) what drives innovation. But the web is an untethered force striving to connect more people on an(...)