From start-ups, space travel and broadband, to art, diversity and cannabis, here are 10 long reads from all the important areas in the sci-tech world this year.
Never before have customers interacted with their banks so often, with account management but a touch of a thumb away. But what are banks doing with all the data they have collected, and what does it mean for me and you?
The majority of start-ups won’t succeed. And behind the glossy exits and funding rounds are mistakes, self-doubt, broken friendships and crippling anxiety, writes John Kennedy.
Named as one of MIT Technology Review’s top innovators under 35, Dropbox co-founder Drew Houston sat down with Ann O’Dea for an in-depth chat by a digital fireside.
Tyndall National Institute’s artist in residence, Angela Gilmour, discusses how she came to realise that science is just as creative as the arts.
For decades, we’ve focused on making technology faster and more capable. Now, as we power through the 21st century, we are realising our future lies in micropower.
The use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Ireland is edging closer to reality, completing a 177-year 360-degree pivot that, thanks to one man, changed western medicine.
“Do you believe that your voice has the power to change the world? I do. I have the unwavering belief that every single person can use their voice to help close the gender gap.”
We sat with some dead mathematicians to help them solve a fun maths problem.
Travelling into the darkest depths of the universe could soon be as easy as flicking on a switch, or at least a switch for a giant laser system that will fire a spacecraft at 150m kmph to Alpha Centauri.
The people are not interested in mixed signals around Ireland’s National Broadband Plan. They want to be connected, and they want to be connected now, says John Kennedy.