Hackers can exploit a bug in Bash to take complete control of a targeted system

Concerns over 'Bash' software bug

25 Sep A newly-discovered security bug in a widely-used piece of Linux software, known as Bash, could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the Heartbleed bug that surfaced in April, cyber experts have warned.

New complaints have been made over Google's position in the European market

Google urged to improve EU settlement proposals

23 Sep Google will face formal charges if it fails to improve its proposals to the European Union to resolve anti-trust complaints over its search engine, EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said.

Coal amounts for 70% of the emissions caused by electricity generation

Phasing out coal use would slow global warming

22 Sep Phasing out coal as an electricity source by 2050 would bring the world half a degree Celsius closer to the UN's targeted cap for climate warming, an analysis said on the eve of Tuesday's UN climate summit.

The Dublin Dashboard will present a wealth of information on Dublin all in one place

Interactive Dublin website launched

19 Sep A new interactive website, of real time and collated data about Dublin, has been launched by researchers at Maynooth University, in partnership with Dublin City Council.

Tyndall and the TSSG aim to use the money to exploit the market potential of internet connected devices

Irish institutions seek €82m in EU funding

18 Sep The Tyndall National Institute in Cork has teamed up with Waterford IT's Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG) to pursue €82m in funding under the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

Carbon emissions in Dublin are now running at 5.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person per year

Sharp drop in Dublin energy consumption

16 Sep The amount of energy consumed in Dublin city each year has fallen by more than a third as a result of the recession, according to a new report published today.

The Uber app allows users to summon cars using an app on their smartphones

Injunction against Uber taxi service thrown out

16 Sep The controversial but popular car pick-up service Uber has claimed a victory in Germany after a court threw out an injunction levelled against its operations in Europe's biggest economy.

NASA wants to be flying astronauts commercially from the United States before the end of 2017

Boeing and SpaceX to fly NASA astronauts to ISS

16 Sep NASA is to build commercially owned and operated "space taxis" to fly astronauts to the International Space Station in partnership with Boeing and SpaceX to, ending US dependence on Russia for rides, US Senator Bill Nelson said.

The European Space Agency picked site 'J' from a shortlist of five

'J' marks the spot for historic comet landing

15 Sep The European Space Agency has announced the spot on a comet in deep space where in November it will attempt the first-ever landing on one of these ancient wanderers of the solar system.

A hydraulic drilling rig on the Marcellus shale formation in Pennsylvania

Study finds contamination not due to fracking

15 Sep A study has found that the contamination of groundwater above two large areas of shale gas in the US where fracking has taken place was caused by faulty well casings and cement construction, not the fracking itself.