Scientists and engineers across Ireland are working on uses for the carbon we generate. Photograph: iStock

Electric cars and renewable energy alone are not going to solve the climate crisis. The biggest carbon generators are not what we might expect. And in(...)

Dr Ivana Dusparic, Ussher assistant Professor in Future Cities and the Internet of Things, TCD

We hear a lot about how connected devices can support smarter cities. What are you working on? “I look at how to co-ordinate connected devices using (...)

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(...)

Prof Peter Gallagher watches on as guest of honour astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell admires Lord Rosse’s tie – inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, which drew inspiration from the galaxies discovered using the giant telescope at Birr Castle in the 19th century. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

The Low Frequency Array radio telescope at Birr Castle, known as I-LOFAR, has contributed significantly to international space research since it was i(...)

Prof Alma McCarthy.

Employment in the public sector and civil service has been an attractive option for many people in past years as it offers security, attractive pensio(...)

Prof Mick Morris, director of Amber; Dr Lorraine Byrne, executive director of Amber; and Ruairi Quinn, chairman of Amber. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

An advanced materials and bio-engineering research (Amber) facility headquartered at Trinity College Dublin launched the second phase of the centre wh(...)

The society was founded by Thomas Prior, above, and 13 friends, all male and all from the middle classes of the Protestant ascendency

You can not be in business these days without someone exhorting you to be innovative, to apply new thinking to solve problems and make improvements th(...)

 Trinity College Dublin professors Jonathan Coleman and Valeria Nicolosi: combining different perspectives

Do you want your phone battery to last longer? Are you curious about electric cars but afraid they won’t take you far enough? Would you like to instal(...)

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer stemming from a white blood cell called a plasma cell. Photograph: NUI Galway

Scientists working at Galway’s university have described as “very promising” trials of a new treatment for people newly diagnosed with a serious blood(...)

Dr Ruth Freeman says challenge based funding ‘very much focuses on the end user application’

Six teams of researchers are competing for the €1 million Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Future Innovator Prize, a new challenge-based programme for(...)

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