A computer animation provided by European Space Agency (ESA) in Darmstadt, Germany showing the ESA satellite Rosetta during its approach on earth. Rosetta reached the comet’s orbit in August 2014 after its launch from Earth in 2004. Photograph: C Careau/ EPA

Space research pushes the frontiers of our knowledge – in recent times it has “caught” a comet, detected ripples in spacetime called gravitational wav(...)

A commercial forest seen through the ‘eyes’ of a 3D laser scanning system developed by Treemetrics for a European Space Agency project

Forestry software company Treemetrics intends to double, if not treble, its workforce over the coming 12 to 18 months as it embarks on a plan to drive(...)

An Post CEO David McRedmond will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Futurescope, which takes place at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell

An Post is looking to establish deeper ties with the start-up community through a new innovation challenge programme that will see the State-owned com(...)

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 (...)

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