File picture shows French gendarmes and police inspecting a large piece of plane debris found on Reunion. Photograph: Reuters.

The piece of wing found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean has been formally identified as part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines (...)

Volkswagen has developed a robotic car that can learn the contours of a race track and put in laps faster than a human driver

If one can assume that Elon Musk (billionaire founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and the world’s first private space exploration company, Space X) is (...)

A Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C Orion aircraft grounded as severe weather conditions stops the air search today. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

High winds and icy weather halted the air search today for a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet presumed crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, jus(...)

Rachel Moran, co-founder of Space International, said Ireland remained a “highly lucrative place for pimps and traffickers” despite the recession. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland, which campaigners say remains a “highly lucrative place for pimps and sex-traffickers”, could become a world leader in the fight against pros(...)

Cherie Jimenez, Justine Reilly and Rachel Moran outside the Volunteering Centre on O’Connell St, Dublin, at the launch yesterday of lobby group Space International (Survivors of Prostitution-Abuse Calling for Enlightenment). Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

A number of survivors of prostitution are particularly “aggrieved and offended” at the decision by Clare Daly TD not to support their campaign for the(...)