Weekend takeaway: Who wants to engineer tomorrow?


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A weekend’s worth of sci-tech reading from the role of an engineer in society to the young tech firms who are already winning the future.

Which Irish tech sectors are absolutely killing it right now?

Which Irish tech sectors are absolutely killing it right now?

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Irish computer genius ‘Scorpion’ lands AI drone deal with US Army

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Irish Government e-invoicing move could set the stage for blockchain evolution

Irish Government e-invoicing move could set the stage for a blockchain evolution

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It may be e-invoicing today, but blockchain ledgers tomorrow.

We’re one step closer to mass-produced organs on chips

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Our ability to replicate the intricacies of human organs is progressing rapidly, and now we’re close to creating a cheap heart-on-a-chip.

Incredible footage released of drone sea rescue attempt

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The future of emergency services is most definitely going to be all about drones, as new footage from Australia has shown.

In the Spotlight: Spotify’s new multimedia podcast strategy explained

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Spotify mobile app. Image: Hemin Xylan/Shutterstock

Spotify is aiming to offer news and political coverage as part of its new ‘Spotlight’ initiative.

What you need to know about the Google and Tencent patent agreement

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Tencent buildings in Shenzhen, China. Image: NAYUKI/Shutterstock

The deal between Google and Tencent will see the companies collaborate on developing future technologies.

Vodafone and Huawei claim virtualised fibre breakthrough

Vodafone and Huawei claim virtualised fibre breakthrough

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New development from Huawei and Vodafone could accelerate high-speed broadband roll-outs.