Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, on the moon on July 21st,1969. Photograph: Neil Armstrong/Nasa/via Reuters

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 21st, 1969, about 600 million people watched the culmination of a frenetic few years at Nasa, racing (...)

Buzz Aldrin, an American engineer and  astronaut, was one of the first two humans to land on the moon. Photograph: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The new film Apollo 11 about the first spaceflight to the moon is due for release in Ireland this coming weekend. It consists solely of high-quality a(...)

Ninety companies will partner with Irish third-level institutions to create places for 700 students. Photograph: iStock

Some 90 companies are going to partner with Irish third-level colleges in running postgraduate courses and research programmes to train students in ke(...)

Prof Peter O’Brien of the Tyndall National Institute in Cork,with the new handheld device that uses biophotonics technology to detect early heart disease. It  can be used  by GPs in their surgeries.

Scientists at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork have developed a handheld device that enables early detection of changes to arteries in the body (...)

Dr Sinead McParland of Teagasc is to develop tools to help identify the most efficient cows in the national herd. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 20 early-stage scientists are to benefit from Government funding totalling €10.8 million to pursue cutting-edge research in Ireland. Their (...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

Some of the winners of the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards: Prof Cian Ó Mathúna; Dr Kieran Meade and Aleksandra Augustyniak. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A long-life smartphone battery; imaging technology that offers faster cancer results ; a new babies’ vaccine and a new skin-ageing treatment were amon(...)

The manufacturing sector is the second largest employer in Ireland and accounts for 450,000 jobs. Photograph: Getty Images

A new Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre launched earlier this year will help Ireland play a leading role in the global smart manufactur(...)

A woman makes her way through flood waters in Cork city on February 4th, 2014. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The €140 million Office of Public Works (OPW) plan to protect Cork city from flooding is likely to take five years to complete. However, almost half (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar awards SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Leading Physicist Prof Margaret Murnane and technology innovator David McCourt

Margaret Murnane, Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Colorado; and David McCourt, founder and CEO of Grana(...)

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