Barry O’Sullivan: ‘I would suggest staying calm when you get the results. Nothing bad is going to happen, regardless of how it works out.’

“On results day, I wasn’t confident or nervous. I was having a great summer and was very relaxed. In fact, I forgot about the day of my results; it wa(...)

Science Foundation Ireland  director general Prof Mark Ferguson has been appointed chair of the new European Innovation Council advisory board. Photography: Jason Clarke Photography

In a sign of Ireland’s increased standing in European research and innovation, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) director general Prof Mark Ferguson ha(...)

The VGo robot at St Catherine’s girls school in Cabra, Dublin.

Caroline O’Driscoll is a partner at Deloitte and co-founder of I Wish, an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursu(...)

Science Foundation Ireland director-general Prof Mark Ferguson says the success of the Irish research centres is in part due to the focus on basic as well as applied research.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has announced a second round of funding for six world-leading research centres spanning a broad spectrum of areas inc(...)

 Bill Gates at Trump Tower in New York. It  was during a  meeting between Gates and Trump in March of 2018 that the billionaire  claims he changed the president’s opinion on vaccinations.   Photograph:  Getty Images

How did Bill Gates manage to sway Donald Trump towards a pro-vaccination stance? By being there. There is a site where people share their favourite (...)

In the pipeline: Volvo’s 360c “bed on wheels”  is still a concept at this point

It’s not all robot delivery dogs, self-driving cars that let you snooze, or digital assistants that can tell you need to talk about your day. Although(...)

A study carried out by Italian researchers found that participants were willing to sell data for a median minimum price of €2

It has been a watershed year for internet users: the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal highlighted the extent to which tech giants are harvesti(...)

Dr Norah Patten, Ireland’s only astronaut in training, is involved with AbbVie’s Back to School for STEM initiative. Photograph: James Connolly

This year, points for college engineering courses shot up. Science continues to attract decent numbers, but demand has stalled. Meanwhile, industry is(...)

Emilie Pine, , associate professor of modern drama at UCD, and research fellow Susan Leavy. With regard to the Ryan report, Pine says: “With clear visualisations we show, for the first time, the active networks behind the industrial schools.”

The emerging field of digital humanities is the latest discipline to benefit from big data analysis and in an unusual arts-Stem collaboration, academi(...)

Increased automation and artificial intelligence are set to make many white-collar jobs obsolete. Photograph: Getty
How to future-proof your child

Every parent wants the best for their child, and most of today’s parents grew up with the unspoken but widely accepted notion that their children woul(...)

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