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Geneva with a view of the Alps on the horizon.

Taking tentative steps back into overseas travel could be compared to attempting a dip in Lake Geneva on a February morning: a scary prospect but ulti(...)

Tim Berners-Lee at his computer at Cern when he released the code that became the World Wide Web

Inventions are most salient with the historical changes they cause, but ranking them is more art than science. One could argue that the printing press(...)

The Muon g-2 ring at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, US, photographed in August 2017. The ring operates at minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit and studies the wobble of muons as they travel through the magnetic field. FIle photograph: Reidar Hahn/Fermilab/US Department of Energy/New York Times

There’s much hanging on the unpredicted wobble. Muons, heavier cousins of electrons, do not behave as predicted when shot through an intense magnetic (...)

Prominent mathematics education lecturer Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin (assistant professor at UCD School of Mathematics & Statistics) has been honoured as the recipient of the 2020 Maths Week Ireland Award for her contribution to raising public awareness of maths, pictured with Dr Sheila Donegan, and Eoin Gill, co-founders of Maths Week. Photograph: John Ohle Photography

Prominent maths educator Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin has been honoured as this year’s recipient of the Maths Week Ireland Award for raising public aw(...)

AI technology developed by Ubotica has been deployed onboard the satellite which blasted off on Thursday morning.

An artificial intelligence (AI) solution developed in Ireland has been included on board a satellite that blasted off into space from French Guiana ea(...)

We are truly living in an age of mass surveillance and while stepping out with your smartphone it might be of benefit to use a Faraday cover like those sold by Silent Pocket.

It turns out that Incognito mode on Google’s web browser is anything but. As a recent $5 billion (€4.5 billion) lawsuit against Google shows, the ave(...)

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(...)

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