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IBM Research director Dario Gil with the Q System One computer at the company’s research facility in Yorktown Heights in New York.

Henry Ford reputedly said that if he had asked people what they wanted, they’d have chosen faster horses, not cars. In the past two decades, we sought(...)

Schematic of the central region of a black hole showing infalling material (yellow) and a powerful jet of outflowing material (white). From Chandra X-Ray Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Physics, the most fundamental branch of science, has two main theories – quantum mechanics and general relativity. Quantum mechanics explains the very(...)

Might post-Covid be a world where women go back to the 1950s as a primary caregiver

A few months into juggling work and caring for two school-age children, a female finance executive based in Dublin narrowed her ambitions down to a si(...)

The optimists see this period as encouraging men to take on a greater share of domestic tasks and demanding enlightened work policies. Photograph: iStock

A few months into juggling work and caring for two school-age children, a female finance executive based in Dublin narrowed her ambitions down to a si(...)

Speaking in Trinity College Dublin at a conference to mark 250 years of the College Historical Society, Eddie O’Connor said 75,000 megawatts of offshore wind energy capacity was achievable at a low cost of 5 cents per kilowatt-hour

Ireland could supply 5 per cent of Europe’s electricity needs by exploiting offshore wind opportunities off the west coast, according to renewable ene(...)

Minister of State Michael D’Arcy says  he does not hold the insurance industry in high regard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Alliance for Insurance Reform is calling on the judiciary to speedily implement new legislation which would reset the guidelines around the level (...)

Mr D’arcy said he doesn’t hold insurance companies in ‘high regard’ and had made ‘pretty strong statements’ about them. Photograph: iStock

Fifty cases of suspected insurance fraud have been reported to the gardaí in the past eight months, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance(...)

AIB is to make €5 billion of green loans available over the next five years, including products to make homes more energy efficient, as the Republic seeks to become a lower-carbon economy

AIB is to make ¤5 billion of green loans available over the next five years, including products to make homes more energy efficient, finance for elect(...)

Maria Bailey:  case has added  political fuel to stories about soaring insurance costs and threats to jobs. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It is ironic that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called in a senior counsel to review the facts of Maria Bailey’s insurance claim. This involves two theme(...)

“When we formulate the ideas around quantum gravity, in the form of mathematical theories, we are aiming to say something fundamental about the world, and not just our experience of it.”

Originally from Sicily, Daniele Oriti has spent the past decade at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany, working on quantum gravity, an i(...)

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