The converted Vickers Vimy bomber used by  John Alcock  and  Arthur  Brown  to make the first non-stop transatlantic flight. It “landed” in Derrigimlagh bog in Connemara on June 15th, 1919. Photograph: Getty Images

I was in a reflective mood as I sat with my back against the white concrete dome in the middle of Derrigimlagh bog in Connemara. Overhead jet contrail(...)

Joseph Thompson	AID:Tech	chief executive and Niall Dennehy	chief digital officer and co-founder of Aid:Tech, finalists in the fintech category of the Irish Times Innovation Awards 2016. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

In late 2015, hundreds of Syrian refugees at a camp in Lebanon unwittingly became the first to use blockchain technology as a means of receiving human(...)

Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X Prize Foundation: “Most CEOs today are focused on quarterly returns . . . They are unaware of [what is coming down the track] which will be massively disruptive”. Photograph: Nadine Rupp/Getty Images

Dr Peter Diamandis is a man who sees the future in the present. His mission he says is “to open the space frontier for humanity” and he believes it is(...)