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Ireland’s first space strategy  aims to double  space-related revenue and employment in space-active Irish companies and to support 100 companies to benefit from ESA engagement. Photograph: Nasa/New York Times

Ireland gets between four and eight euros back for every euro it puts into the European Space Agency (ESA), junior minister John Halligan has claimed.(...)

PatSnap founder and chief executive Jeffrey Tiong: ‘We’ve had talks with State agencies in Ireland and are looking at opening an office in Dublin in the next 12 months.’

PatSnap, a fast-growing technology company that has raised over $100 million (€89 million) in funding, is looking at establishing an operation in Dubl(...)

Travis Davis, co-founder of Trinity College-based startup Starling Surgical. “The market was ripe for an alternative and QuickStitch has the potential to fully disrupt this multibillion dollar market.”

More than 230 million open surgical procedures are carried out worldwide every year and all require wound closure of some sort. How the skin is closed(...)

Daniel Wiegand, founder and chief executive officer of Lilium. Photograph: Mary Turner/Bloomberg

Lilium, a Munich-based flying taxi start-up, plans to create “hundreds of high-end software engineering roles” at its new London hub over the next fiv(...)

Nasa has announced that for the first time it is allowing private citizens to visit the International Space Station, the only place where people currently live off the planet. Photograph: Nasa/New York Times/File photo

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) will allow unprecedented commercial access to the International Space Station (ISS) for marke(...)

Something is undeniably up with the weather. California is receiving the equivalent of its total annual rainfall this May alone. Photograph: iStock

A week or two ago I walked through San Francisco in a high wind and heavy rain. It was not what I’d expected. Having packed T-shirts, linen and shorts(...)

The Falcon 9 rocket with a payload of 60 satellites for the Starlink broadband network lifts off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral. Photograph: Malcolm Denemark/Florida Today via AP

More than an hour later some 270 miles above Earth, the cluster of satellites – part of a system called Starlink – pushed off from the rocket that car(...)

The sun was used as an ‘all-natural laboratory’ in the team’s study of plasma. The sun, above Oceanside in California. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

New insights into how matter behaves in the extreme conditions of the Sun’s atmosphere have been discovered by a team of Irish and French scientists. (...)

A small body of evidence suggests that when it comes to decision-making, indoor air may matter more than we have realised. Photograph: iStock

You’re holed up with colleagues in a meeting room for two hours, hashing out a plan. Risks are weighed, decisions are made. Then, as you emerge, you r(...)

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has unveiled a plan for a vehicle designed to land on the moon, in what he said was the first step to build colonies for humans in space

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has unveiled a plan for a vehicle designed to land on the moon, in what he said was the first step to build colonies for hum(...)

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