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Brian Fitzpatrick, Oriel Marine Extracts

The 11th Irish Times Innovation Awards will be held on January 27th. Some 15 leading Irish companies have been shortlisted across five categories for (...)

Santa Claus checks quantum theory to ensure he gets delivery logistics right.

It was always known Santa Claus used the best technology and most advanced science to make what seemed impossible happen – the delivery of so many gif(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  during a technology conference  last month. His government is building a $10bn laboratory for quantum information sciences.  Photograph: Alex Plavevski/EPA

Chinese scientists claim to have built a quantum computer that is able to perform certain computations nearly 100 trillion times faster than the world(...)

In 2019, for awards of less than €100,000, which is the vast majority of cases, the average compensation paid via the Personal Injuries Assessment Board was €22,206, while the average for those who litigated was €23,801. File photograph: Getty

Having read the Central Bank’s second annual report on motor insurance, it’s hard not to conclude that the legal profession is the big winner from the(...)

Leslie Buckley stepped down as INM chairman in March 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Text messages between former INM chairman Leslie Buckley and former INM chief executive Robert Pitt show a “perfectly normal, relaxed relationship” be(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland: SFI has been involved in attracting  some of the most brilliant quantum scientists in the world to work here. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

We are now standing on the threshold of what is being called the quantum revolution and Ireland is well placed to lead it, according to Science Founda(...)

Sonos Arc (in front of TV)

The evenings are drawing in, and we’re withdrawing in after a summer spent (mostly) outdoors. Autumn is usually the time when we look forward to getti(...)

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has made us change how we view our homes. Not only is it where we live, it’s now where we work. And increasingly, our(...)

Mr Justice Seamus Noonan is a member of the Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee of the Judicial Council, which is due to present draft guidelines on personal injury awards to the council’s board at the end of October.

The Court of Appeal has made a significant personal injuries ruling where it reduced the compensation given for soft tissue injuries suffered in a roa(...)

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(...)

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