Adam Kelly, a fifth year student from Skerries Community College, is the overall winner at SciFest 2018 Photograph: Keith Arkins

Large-scale quantum computers are set to be the next frontier in advanced computing but they are not yet widely available, which means there is a requ(...)

 Gaelscoil na nDeise, Waterford, pupils, with   their SFI award, with  principal Marc de Grás, SFI’s Cathy Foley, Minister of State   John Halligan and Oisin Furlong. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A total of 641 primary schools have received a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover Science and Maths Award for 2018. The programme aims to incre(...)

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(...)

Drones could be used to deliver medical supplies or to come to the assistance of swimmers. Photograph: Getty

A new €6 million research project which will assist the development of drone technology to perform tasks such as delivering essential medical supplies(...)

Opportunities: a  qualification in a Stem subject is a good career launchpad.   Photograph: Jetta Productions/Getty

With more students opting for science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) degrees, what’s the best route? Should you go for a specialised Stem c(...)

People working in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) need to highlight the variety of careers available for women in the sectors and encourage them in every way possible, a business executive has said. Image: Thinkstock.

People working in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) need to highlight the variety of careers available for women in the s(...)

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‘Why is the sky blue?’ Have you ever had that question thrown at you from the back of the car? Could you answer it with confidence? Questions like (...)