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By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what
Dice from archaeological digs in the Netherlands and the UK became fairer 600 years ago – 250 years before we began to really understand probability
While it was once a major operation to fly a helicopter out to anyone stranded at sea – which, in itself, could take up precious
Sinead Ovenden is a partner at PwC Ireland.
Ovenden has specialised in regulation for more than fifteen years, working in banking in Ireland and Australia,
While CRISPR is great at turning off and disabling genes, it isn’t very good at fixing faulty ones. But a powerful new method could change
In a bid to battle racism, xenophobia and other forms of hate speech online, the EU Code of Conduct was established in May 2016.
Sometimes I think the term ‘new beginnings’ is a bit of an overrated concept. We think of new beginnings as synonymous with ‘fresh’, ‘clean slate’
Logic should conclude that after a major event such as the merging of two neutron stars, the reaction would cause a blinding flash that would
Ireland has been signed up as a PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) Authority member in what is a critical first step towards e-invoicing.
Tile, one of the best known item-tracking gadgets out there, has laid off some 30 people and reportedly froze the potential hires of another 10,
Red giant stars may be tricking us into thinking they have planets when they don’t. Instead, sunspots or atmospheric ripples might be distorting their light
Most people are much better at identifying colours than smells, but one group of hunter-gatherers from the Malay Peninsula shows the opposite pattern
A newly-discovered security flaw has been flagged by software developer Abraham Masri. Masri had tweeted about the problem, which can cause iPhones to crash and
Newry-based entrepreneur Neil Bradley, owner of Food Safe System, doesn’t think there are too many cooks in the kitchen. His problem is that kitchens aren’t up
A study suggests that men with higher testosterone levels are more likely to prefer genres like heavy metal and soft rock to classical music or
Regtech player Gecko Governance is behind a suite of blockchain-integrated technology products that allow fund managers and banks to schedule end-to-end compliance and regulatory tasks,
Güiñas are the smallest cats in the Americas, smaller than most domestic cats, and they are becoming increasingly rare
The classic criticism levelled at consultants of many hues is that they ask for your watch, then tell you the time. They are notorious for
A single study has been hailed for narrowing the range of possible climate change scenarios, but figuring out how the world will warm is more
High-energy particles that can strip away planetary atmospheres and cause biological damage might also forge the complex organic molecules that give rise to life
If you love your job and work hard but feel you get little recognition or reward, you could be on the road to chronic stress,
The consumer end of the internet of things (IoT) was in the spotlight this week when Google’s popular Chromecast device was found to be causing
The growing use in Europe of trawl nets that stun fish with electricity has divided opinion. It should be scaled back and properly researched, says Lesley
From a rollback of environmental protections to attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, here’s a look at the president’s impact on science-related issues
Earlier in January, reports of Spotify beginning its journey towards an IPO surfaced and this latest initiative from the company will shake up the streaming
Giving feedback (especially negative feedback) is a vital component of being an effective people manager. But it’s so easy to get it wrong.
Despite all the extra effort and sweat, a study suggests that the high temperature used in hot yoga classes may not have any useful effect
Researchers hope their new approach, which works well in lab animals, may save more lives
— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Walter O’Brien, the Irishman who inspired the US TV show Scorpion, has secured a deal with the US Army that will see his company’s AI
When the sun expands and engulfs Earth, our planet’s ashes will brighten the sun and spin it faster. We might be able to watch this
Are you someone with an eye for design and a passion for science? BioPharma Ambition is running a poster competition, which will give entrants the chance
Chinese tech giant Huawei and Vodafone Ireland have successfully conducted a field trial of virtualising fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks into multiple network slices.
The breakthrough could
In the ongoing battle between scientists and malaria, the former are searching for an ace up their sleeve that can give them the upper hand
We previously reported on how the White House diversity in tech pledge is holding up 12 months on, and how less than 25pc of the
Things aren’t going well down at the ol’ nano-factory. They’re having trouble getting all those tiny workers to synchronize and move quickly together. But leave
Which Irish tech sectors are absolutely killing it right now?
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Ireland’s indigenous tech industry has its finger on the pulse of the
For the first time, WhatsApp is allowing companies to create business accounts in an effort to connect with their customer base in a more official
A 19th-century ‘rule’ connecting animal body size and environmental temperature has been challenged, allaying fears that animals may decrease in size as the climate gets
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the UK has the authority to hand out fines of up to £500,000 to companies that break data protection
Google and Tencent are to cross-license patents across a wide array of products and technologies in a new deal announced today (19 January).
H&MV has revealed that it will hire 150 new employees over the course of next five years.
The engineering firm intends to recruit for a
When a disaster such as an earthquake, cyclone or war strikes, what do humans need? Shelter is high up on that list, and keeping education
Barry Downes’s Suir Valley Ventures has been guaranteed the first £5m (€5.6m) of proceeds from the flotation of UK-based Sure Ventures plc on the Main
Learning braille is a skill that, like most, is best learned at an early age by those who need it. But toddlers with vision impairment
Trump’s pick to head NASA may soon be confirmed. The US President has said he wants the space agency to focus on a mission to
A major solar boost could be coming to the island of Ireland after the Hamburg-based solar and wind park operator Capital Stage announced it has
Irish-headquartered building materials company Kingspan has invested $10m (€8m) in Invicara, a cloud software player focused on the building information modelling (BIM) ecosystem.
“Rude health, I like that phrase,” TechIreland CEO Niamh Bushnell muses as we go over the data organisation’s first sectoral review of the indigenous Irish
Don’t call Fli Charge wireless charging. Fli Charge is conductive charging. It’s just like plugging something into a wall but uses powered surfaces to distribute