Sarah Guillement, Kacey Phillppe, Kiran Byrne and Nathan Kennedy pictured with Bumblebee the Robot at Merrion Square, Dublin for the launch of Tech Week 2016

More than 100,000 students across Ireland are expected to take part in this year’s Tech Week, an annual festival promoting technology-related careers (...)

The Exploration Station development would open up Iveagh Gardens (above) and add to the front elevation of the National Concert Hall  facing on to Earlsfort Terrace.

A large planetarium forms the centrepiece of a multimillion-euro plan to build a world-class interactive science centre in Dublin. The Office of Publ(...)

Handout photograph of a new robotic arm, based on the same principles as octopus tentacles, which scientists hope will make surgery less invasive.  Photograph: Tommaso Ranzani/PA Wire

Octopus tentacles have inspired the creation of a flexible robotic arm for surgeons that can access hard-to-reach regions of the body.The mechanical a(...)

European Southern Observatory: ESO is a very interesting body at the moment given it is spending more than €1 billion to build the European-Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), the largest telescope in the world when complete

Most times a deal too good to be true really is and can be dismissed. But every now and then a good deal genuinely is a good deal and should be grabbe(...)

A proton-proton collision at the Cern particle collider. John Bell had a stellar physics career at the physics research centre and laboratory in Geneva, where he was officially focused on particle physics. Photograph: AP Photo/Cern

The island of Ireland might be known, to those wearing emerald-tinted glasses, as the land of saints and scholars, but isn’t it curious that in the(...)

Professor Shuji Nakamura with a Blue Laser-LED, who has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano ‘for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.’ Photograph: Randall Lamb/University of Cal/EPA

An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics today for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light(...)

Ruth Freeman: delighted to see more students opting for science, technology, engineering and maths in CAO first preferences.Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Science researchers have welcomed the improved performance among Leaving Cert students in technology-related subjects but warned that a continuing gen(...)

Nicole Collopy and friend Helena Lawless celebrate their Leaving Cert results with Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn at Ringsend College in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Minister for Education has strongly defended the Project Maths syllabus, claiming it was improving student performance in the subject and makin(...)

The prototype fat burning sensor developed by a team at NTT Docomo Research Laboratories. Photograph: IOP Publishing’s Journal of Breath Research

If you don’t burn fat you won’t lose weight, but how do you know if you have done enough exercise to achieve this? Japanese researchers have come up w(...)

Researchers have successfully linked the climatic aftermath of volcanic eruptions to extreme cold weather events here over a 1,200-year period

Could the writings of ancient Irish monks and scribes hold a key to our cold weather patterns? A group of Irish and international researchers think so(...)