Taro Aso, Japan’s deputy prime minister and finance minister, speaks during a news conference announcing the governments planned military spending. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s government approved a record €35.6 billion military budget on Wednesday, with outlays rising for a third year (...)

Wireless-charging technology is demonstrated during a keynote address at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Wireless communications have long swept over us, but wireless power transmission (WPT) has still not quite arrived, certainly not in Ireland. Yet, sin(...)

A Nasa image showing the launch of Orion and Delta IV heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, earlier on Friday. The vessel orbited Earth twice. Photograph: EPA/Nasa 2:31

The US spaceship designed to one day fly astronauts to Mars made a near-bullseye splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on Friday, wrapping up a flawless, un(...)

Have you ever wondered about the mountains on Mars? The expansive seas? The huge craters, the canals or the volcanos? Many of us caught our first g(...)

The longest line at the Farnborough International Airshow last week was for a model aircraft. In the absence of the F-35 Lightning, the colossally exp(...)

FBI director James Comey gave the keynote address at an RSA conference in San Francisco last night.

Greater cooperation and information sharing between the security industry, businesses and the FBI would enable improved defenses against terror(...)

“R&D works on the next product . . . Skunk Works forgets about the current customers and revenues streams, and is given much more of a free reign.”

So the story goes, the term Skunk Works originated during the second World War when, in response to a rapidly expanding German air force, US firm Lock(...)

Dr Joseph Roche: Shortlisted for mission to Mars

Growing up on a small farm in Kildare, Joseph Roche spent many clear nights gazing at the stars, dreaming of becoming an astronaut. He couldn’t have k(...)

Cairo university students and members of the Muslim Brotherhood shout slogans against the military in front of Cairo University in Cairo earlier this week. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

The US said last night it would withhold deliveries of tanks, fighter aircraft, helicopters and missiles as well as $260 million (€192 million) in cas(...)

South Korea’s defence ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok leaves after a briefing at the ministry. South Korea voted against Boeing’s F-15 Silent Eagle in its 8.3 trillion won ($7.7 billion) tender. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

South Korea said it would hold a new tender for 60 fighter jets after rejecting Boeing’s bid for the 8.3 trillion won ($7.7 billion) contract over con(...)