The Irish team comprises 47 student engineers, physicists, computer scientists and designers from DCU, Trinity, UCD, DIT, IT Carlow and Maynooth University.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A team of Irish students are putting the final touches to a pod which they hope will travel at a speed of 540km/h in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop test track (...)

The fiercely competitive nature of global business means that companies, especially those in the multinational medical and tech sectors, must invest in research and development to stay relevant in an ever-changing corporate sector. Photograph: iStock

Innovate or die. The fiercely competitive nature of global business means that companies, especially those in the multinational medical and tech secto(...)

“We shouldn’t be too apocalyptic or dystopian about the changes that are coming.” Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

The robots are coming but while they might steal many of our jobs and cause significant social upheaval, it isn’t all bad, delegates at the FutureScop(...)

“We shouldn’t be too apocalyptic or dystopian about the changes that are coming.” Photograph: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg

The robots are coming but while they might steal many of our jobs and cause significant social upheaval, it isn’t all bad, delegates at the FutureScop(...)

Aaron Dunne from DCU pictured show an VR machine to Antonelle Ferrecchia EU Programme manager for Insight.

Science education has come a long way. Before the primary school’s last major revision, almost 20 years ago, science education was patchy at best whil(...)

We already see applications of  intelligent technology on our smartphones with digital assistants, machine translation and face recognition, but this is only the very start

The industrial revolution was a major turning point in history. Until the advent of steam engine technology, economic growth and wealth-creation were (...)

An engineering qualification gives graduates an international edge as their skills can be used anywhere in the world. Photograph: iStockphoto

At the age of 17 or 18, making a big decision about the future is a tough call. Students will no doubt have heard that there are copious job opportuni(...)

More than 3,000 representatives from major construction companies, developers and property managers are expected to attend the National Construction Summit on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson

MONDAY Results: McDonalds. Indicators: Euro-zone loan growth (Mar); German retail sales (Mar), inflation (Apr). TUESDAY Results: Trinity Biotec(...)

Because children rarely have the freedom to roam, explore and climb trees anymore, these skills are in decline

For some students, physical education (PE) has always been a welcome break from the books. For others, PE is that time when they are forced to play te(...)

InsideSales.com chief executive Dave Elkington: the company is preparing to reach IPO scale. Photograph: Eric Luke

A US tech firm in which the State is a backer, is being tipped to go public after this week securing an additional $35 million in funding from Microso(...)

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