BionicGym: if you take the videos at face value, it certainly has a physical impact on the user – muscle twitching, sweat, breathlessness

It was a swimming session in the Irish Sea that planted the idea for BionicGym, specifically one that occurred in the Irish Sea. Louis Crowe noticed h(...)

Dr Sarah Bourke, chief executive of Skytek

Irish space technology company Skytek has entered into a multi-million euro partnership with insurance giant Aon to track marine assets in real time. (...)

The planetary transit method works through observing the tiny, tell-tale dimming of starlight in a regular, repeating pattern, which can be explained by an exoplanet repeatedly orbiting in front of its host star

The first exoplanets – planets that lie beyond our solar system – were discovered in 1992. Since then 3,946 more have been identified. But how many of(...)

Artist’s impression showing how J043947.08+163415.7 may look close up. Photograph: ESA/Hubble/Nasa/M Kornmesser/PA Wire

The Hubble telescope has discovered the brightest quasar ever seen in the early universe. The quasar has the brightness of about 600 trillion suns. A(...)

Amy Joyce from Clonmel, Co Tipperary, and Cillian Murphy, from Dundrum, Dublin, have both won a national competition for traineeships at the European Space Agency (ESA).

Two Irish graduates have spoken of their elation and disbelief at winning a “life-changing” opportunity to make their mark among some of Europe’s fore(...)

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(...)

A photo provided by NASA of composite image of Mars. Photograph: NASA/The New York Times

Big hugs, fist bumps and broad smiles at mission control greeted confirmation that the Nasa probe InSight successfully landed on Mars – just before 8 (...)

Lough Ree, one of 812 Irish lakes now being monitored from space.

The health of more than 800 Irish lakes is to be monitored from space for the first time using satellites, in a move that could help authorities detec(...)

Artist’s impression of “BepiColombo” spacecraft approaching Mercury. Photograph: Airbus2017/PA Wire.
How to get to Mercury

The third-ever mission to the planet Mercury is under way. BepiColombo was launched aboard the European Space Agency’s most powerful rocket, the Arian(...)

Dr Sheila McBreen: “We have physicists and engineers and mathematicians and it’s a student-led project, which is really exciting.”

Sheila, you are interested in big explosions in space. Tell us more “I work on gamma-ray bursts, which are big releases of energy. They usually happen(...)

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