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NDRC’s Dublin base will be the headquarters for its five-month Pre-Commercialisation Programme in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
14 teams of
Irish women founders are still in the minority across core tech sectors in Ireland, new research from TechIreland reveals.
The data is part of baseline
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind. We risk a future of common infections and minor injuries once again proving fatal, plus longer
Apple is to pay $38bn in US tax payments on the $252bn in overseas cash once held by some of its Irish subsidiaries.
An inhalable drug is designed to move straight from the lungs to the heart, where it is hoped it will prevent the organ from deteriorating
A man in a flagship stem cell trial for age-related macular degeneration has swelling in his eye, but the cause is probably surgery – not
Developers are in a constant race to keep up with trends in the tech world and adapt their skills accordingly.
It’s a kind of
What do you get when you smush a bunch off live heart cells, specialized biomaterials, and electrodes into a tiny, stingray-shaped package? If you said
Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has temporarily paused credit card payments on its websites following customer forum members reporting incidences of credit card fraud.
Is it possible that our therapeutic treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease have been going about it the wrong way?
That is the claim being made
Trying to wrap your head around the incredible vastness of space can be challenging enough at times, but one particular galactic cluster in the distant
Paul Connell is the co-founder and CEO of Pure Telecom.
Starting out in his career as an accountant, he worked at BDO Simpson Xavier and
Hundreds of species of primate all form groups of the same five sizes, suggesting that the ecosystems in which they live strongly shape their lifestyles
Irish submarine cable operator Aqua Comms has joined a consortium to build a subsea cable system that will connect the US to Ireland, Denmark and
Some good news for jobseekers and Netflix streamers alike today (16 January) with the announcement that Derry-based Beacon Broadband, a provider of high-speed wireless broadband
Google’s Chromecast and Home devices are growing in popularity in many households, but it seems they are interfering with Wi-Fi signal in a range of
Optogenetic techniques that use light to control nerve cells are being tried in people at last – and could lead to treatments for several types
Those with an IQ above 120 are perceived as less effective, regardless of actual performance
— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
At the very tail end of 2017, Apple admitted it slows down the performance of older iPhone handsets to protect them from shutting down at
For much of the 20th century, Poland’s capital city often found itself at the crossroads of history and at the centre of tumultuous events not
If you spend any meaningful amount of time in hotels, you’ll know that many of them are still living in the age of the 30-pin
Hundreds of clinics offering unregulated stem cell therapies have sprung up across the US and Australia thanks to lax oversight
Cryptocurrencies are built on the idea that no one institution holds the power. But for bitcoin and ethereum, that’s no longer true
Deploying artificial intelligence (AI) in business applications can seem like a daunting task if you aren’t a seasoned developer, but demand is booming for its
The pace at which new drugs can be discovered is set to increase dramatically in the years ahead as engineers find ways to accurately replicate
Neurons in the hippocampi of rats and bats fire in response to their fellow animals’ movements
— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Some 22 attorneys general from across the US have commenced legal actions against the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality.
Last month, following
Has bitcoin’s bubble burst? Many people predicted the cryptocurrency bubble to burst in 2018, just not so early.
In overnight trading Bitcoin’s value plunged to
Starting a new job can be difficult. You can expect those first few weeks to be filled with introductions, inductions and training sessions.
Taking in all of
A new blood test seems to be more than twice as good at detecting bowel cancer than the method currently used to screen for polyps
As a hard-core rocker and roller I find that my gear has to be ready to rock and/or roll at a moment’s notice. There is
In 2017, the cybersecurity world was rattled by major data breaches, unsecured cloud storage buckets and the increasing sophistication of cyber-criminals in the internet of
Drugs that disrupt production of toxic proteins in the brain could work for various degenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Popular secure messaging app Telegram looks set to enter the cryptocurrency space with plans underway for a major ICO.
The company is planning to raise
The sight of cracked concrete, whether it be in buildings or on pavements, is such a common sight these days that you are likely to
One of the greatest challenges with climate change science is trying to predict, with complete accuracy, what is going to happen not only in the
‘I can’t believe it’s been a year since I didn’t become a better person.’ That’s a sentiment that probably applies to most of us when
Nintendo’s big new surprise interactive experience for the Switch is now official, and it’s basically a maker kit for the portable console which uses cardboard
An algorithm used by US courts to predict reoffenders turns out to be no more accurate than random people on the internet. Why wasn’t it
Seeking to understand other people is better than dismissing them with insults. Trump needs lessons in African history, culture and science, says Curtis Abraham
Introducing some chatter between humans and artificial intelligence improved the amount of collaboration – and results – across hundreds of games
There have been almost 750 cases of listeriosis in South Africa so far, and the source of the food poisoning infection remains unknown
Virtual reality (VR) pornography app SinVR has fixed a security flaw, which could have seen hackers and cyber-criminals download personal information related to account-holders.
YouTube has been under immense pressure of late following a litany of stories highlighting its content moderation issues, among other problems. From Logan Paul to
As companies such as 23andMe have shown, many of us are fascinated about our ancestry, and the rapid advancement of cheap, accurate genetic testing has
Dublin is officially a tech city with tech firms now dominating the city’s available commercial office space, according to a new report from Lisney.
Taking a view on unsettled science is always likely to cause controversy, but the fiery debate Johann Hari’s new book has sparked is worth having,
The slick of oil condensate from a stricken tanker in the East China Sea is a threat to all marine life, not least because it
Slack was founded less than 10 years ago and is now widely considered the mainstay communications tool for many fast-growing companies.
Favoured by giants such
The effects of a CO2 build-up in our atmosphere and the resulting climate change effects now and in the future have been well documented, but