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Sesame scientific director Giorgio Paolucci points out one of the magnetic devices used to accelerate electrons around the synchrotron’s ring at the facility in Jordan. Photograph: GeekWire/Alan Boyle

The road to Sesame climbs through the hills on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman, past suburban villages, small farms and fields of olive t(...)

A visualisation of gravitational waves pictured during a press conference by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) at the Leibniz University in Hanover, Germany, in 2016. Photograph: Julian Stratensculte/EPA.

The Government is increasingly under fire for how the nation lags its European counterparts in funding basic, “blue skies”research, the kind in which (...)

 The 27km-long Large Hadron Collider at Meyrin, Switzerland.  Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, is the world’s largest laboratory for research into particle physics. Photograph:  Ronald Patrick

Here we are at the end of yet another year, a year that definitely went by faster than the year before or for that matter the year before that. And as(...)

Academic cheating using paid-for essays ‘poses threat to integrity of third level’: Academic cheating using online “essay mills” is posing a significa(...)

The Large Hadron Collider. Photograph: Cern/PA Wire

Ireland should join Cern, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, if ambition to be a global leader in innovation is to be realised, the Oirea(...)

The Cern collider unit. Here,  two beams of subatomic protons are revved up to travel at 99.99999 per cent the speed of light around a 27km circuit, before smashing into one another

Astrophysicists puzzle over rotations of spiral galaxies and how light sometimes bends as it crosses the universe. It is as if there is something ther(...)

Tim Berners-Lee attends an event celebrating the 30th birthday of the web, at the Science Museum  in London, England. Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Last week the web turned 30. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee’s then CERN boss Mike Sendall took a look at his proposal for a linked information management sy(...)

World Wide Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee said taht while the web has had a positive effect on our lives, it has also “created opportunity for scammers, given a voice to those who spread hatred, and made all kinds of crime easier to commit”

In an impassioned open letter marking 30 years of the worldwide web, its creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee said that while the web has had a positive effect(...)

The app model considerably simplifies the task for web developers since all the hardware characteristics of the consumer’s device are known in advance

Are apps antiquated? Isn’t it a pain to have to search for an app and then have to wait for it to download onto your device? Isn’t it frustrating to h(...)

A360 degree view of the Intel Myriad 2 chip under test at CERN. Photograph: The European Space Agency

A new artificial intelligence (AI) processing chip developed in Ireland has undergone tests at the world-famous CERN centre in Switzerland to see if i(...)

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