Prof Valeria Nicolosi and Prof Jonathan Coleman, whose teams are leading the charge on 2D materials at the Amber research centre at Trinity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The future is flat, and things will never be the same, according to 180 scientists who are attending a conference in Dublin. The latest flat techno(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships. The funding, whic(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships.The funding, which is bei(...)

Not many people realise that GPS relies heavily on Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Photograph: AP Photo/File

‘You must be nearly finished for the year?” Every academic encounters this question/accusation each year from the month of May onwards. It never fa(...)

On April 3rd 1973 Martin Cooper, then general manager of Motorola’s communications system division, placed the first ever call from a mobile phone. Wh(...)

Growth of output per head determines living standards. Innovation determines the growth of output per head. But what determines innovation?Conventiona(...)

Delegates at the 10th Annual Future Internet Assembly at the Helix DCU watching as Zoran Stancic, European Commission, deputy director general, Connect, addresses the conference. PHOTOGRAPH: ALAN BETSON

Telecoms could prove to be a “bottleneck” for innovation and the sector needs “a Michael O’Leary or a Ryanair” to bring a “disruptive approach” to (...)