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(...)

Gaia Dempsey, managing director of DAQRI International, speaking to students at a Smart Futures talk

Managed by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in partnership with Engineers Ireland, the Smart Futures programme is aimed at promoting science, technolo(...)

UCC was given permission  to serve short notice on Siptu and the IFUT of its intention to seek an injunction preventing the extension of picketing to the main campus on May 13th. Photograph: Gavin Browne

University College Cork wants an injunction to stop an alleged extension of picketing to its entrance gates next week by employees of a research insti(...)

The Atlantic coast of the US photographed at night from the International Space Station. Photograph: Nasa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

What do surgical instruments, high-speed computer communications, low-energy Christmas tree lights, pollution measurements and improved education i(...)

“If we achieve the predicted return to economic progress in Ireland and elsewhere, it is reasonable to predict that our finest researchers will avail of the opportunity to emigrate to where their work is more valued. The damage to our research programmes will be immense.” Photograph: Getty Images

While research faces significant obstacles in Europe, Ireland’s national research policy is facing an even more alarming crisis as it continues to ign(...)

Dr Karen Twomey, research scientist at Tyndall National Institute, and Teagasc food scientist Dr Phil Kelly. They are working on a bio-sensor which will detect harmful spore-forming bacteria in milk much quicker than conventional testing

Scientists from Tyndall National Institute and Teagasc say their plans for a sensor which detects spore-forming bacteria in milk is a world first and(...)

Ireland’s largest research centre, the Tyndall National Institute, is to head a European consortium which is looking to create thermally intelligent (...)

Dr Ruth Freeman, the Science Foundation’s director of strategy and communications: she says the goal is to encourage interest and debate about science, technology, engineering and maths. Photograph: Arthur Allison.

An animated TV series about science, a chance to invent electronics and a poster campaign are among successful projects to win a share in a €1.6 mill(...)