An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

An image sent back to Earth of the ‘Voyager’ mission to outer space

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager spacecrafts, which were sent into space on a mission to explore the outer planets. T(...)

SiriusXT chief executive Tony McEnroe: been named as Enterprise Ireland’s high potential start-up founder of the year

Tony McEnroe, chief executive of SiriusXT, a spin-out company from UCD, has been named as Enterprise Ireland’s high potential start-up founder of the (...)

Barry Murphy:“We have developed a low-cost solution to address a current operational shortcoming within the power industry.”

The only time most people give electricity a second thought is when we experience what those living Stateside call an “outage”. But whirring away in t(...)

Adam Dalton, Evan Darcy   and Shane Curran: creators of a new DIY robotics kit called Alpha from their company Robotify

Adam Dalton (18), Evan Darcy (18) and Shane Curran (16) are the young brains behind a new DIY robotics kit that teaches children aged eight-plus the (...)

SR Stem May 2016. The Glory satellite mission is designed to make measurements of both the sun and the Earth. Credit: NASA

Who’d want a career in science or engineering? Quite a few, it would seem. A decade or so ago, the low CAO points for science courses suggested tha(...)

Prof Jonathan Coleman: cutting-edge research into  transforming  ‘exfoliated nanosheets into bespoke 2D inks’

A professor in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, has received a €2.2 million European grant to help him further his work on novel metho(...)

The satellite  is fitted with the largest camera ever launched into space

Parameter Space, a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has secured an €800,000 contract with the European Space Agency (ESA).The pur(...)

Quantum cryptography offers a path to improved internet security, the idea being that you can hide information in the quantum state of sub-atomic particles

Fans of Breaking Bad may inadvertently know more about quantum mechanics than they think. Walter White is a quantum character. As one fans’ website pu(...)

Santa Claus is coming: With about a billion houses to visit, and the typical distance between neighbouring houses being 10m, it is estimated that Santa will have to travel 10 million kilometres on Christmas Eve

How far must Santa travel on Christmas Eve? At a broad scale, he visits all the continents. In more detail he travels to every country. Zooming in, he(...)