The research team come from Tyndall National Institute, Stanford University and Queen’s University Belfast. Image: Google Maps

A research project involving Irish and US scientists has broken records for the highest voltage yet achieved for a new type of solar cell. It is dif(...)

Having undergone systematic testing, the new system will be permanently fitted to the ISS in June

A radiation detector partly developed by researchers at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork is to be permanently fitted onto the International Spac(...)

Dr Ann Kelleher, corporate vice-president of Intel’s Technology and Manufacturing Group and General Manger of the Semiconductor Manufacturing organisation at Intel. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Irish woman who has risen to the top in a global IT company has spoken about the importance of more women taking up careers in science and(...)

Chief of Staff Mark Mellett (left) warns over “enemies” of the State gaining advantage. Photograph: Alan Betson

Conor Lally Security and Crime Editor The Defence Forces needed to properly harness the “explosion” of data in modern society or risk making terroris(...)

Schoolchildren in Cape Town visit Robben Island; the island’s visitor centre is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies. Photograph by magnum from the book laying the foundations for change

Twenty-five years ago, Chuck Feeney made his first grant to Ireland through Atlantic Philanthropies. University of Limerick was the recipient, and (...)

Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Organisations involved in commercialising R&D argue that strong national R&D programmes that bring together third-level researchers and ind(...)

Dr Peter O’Brien and Dr Patrick Morrissey of the Irish Photonic Integration Centre with a photonics packaging system at the Tyndall National Institute.Photograph: Provision

Thomas Edison’s electric light bulb was a bright idea when first introduced, but now researchers have found even better things to do with light, using(...)

SkySails kite technology can make big savings in energy costs for long-haul cargo ships

Telling someone to go fly a kite has taken on a whole new and more positive meaning. The Defence Forces’ innovation unit is leading a research study t(...)

Scriba: inventor David Craig claims that, because of its squeeze motion, it will completely change the way people interact with tablets

The Apple iPad may have been designed so you don’t need a stylus to operate it, but for those who use a tablet for more than just browsing websites or(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)