A NASA astronaut is seen inside a Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, Russia

Russia to build own space station by 2023

16 Apr Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin said today during a marathon call-in session with the nation.

The company currently has offices in Ireland, Romania and the US

Irish tech company announces 100 jobs

14 Apr An Irish technology company that makes software and hardware to enable devices to have human level vision capabilities has announced 100 jobs in Dublin.

The Soyuz capsule blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday

US-Russian crew enter International Space Station

28 Mar Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut have entered the International Space Station after arriving in a Soyuz capsule that blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday.

The case could have major implications for the relationship between the EU and US in the realm of data protection

Facebook data case to begin in European court

24 Mar A case gets under way today in the European Court of Justice on the extent to which US tech giants based in Ireland, such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, should be allowed to transfer the personal data of users to the United States.

Arctic sea ice usually reaches its annual maximum in March and shrinks to its smallest in September

Arctic sea ice recorded at new winter low

19 Mar Arctic sea ice has set a new winter record by freezing to the smallest maximum extent in satellite records dating back to 1979 in new evidence of long-term climate change, US data has showed.

Malwarebytes says it was founded to tackle online threats which escape detection by traditional anti-virus tools

Cyber security firm promises 50 jobs for Cork

18 Mar A software company specialising in combating cyber security threats has said it will create 50 jobs in Cork over the next three years at a new headquarters for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Belgium's King Philippe and Queen Mathilde touch the behind of the Maca statue, the emblem of Wavre

Facebook explicitly bans buttocks

16 Mar Facebook has created a new rule book that tells users the sort of content they can and cannot post on the site, including a ban on images of buttocks.

The upgraded LHC will have double the energy levels that it had during its first phase of operation

CERN to restart LHC in two weeks

12 Mar A "new era" in science is expected to dawn in two week's time as scientists re-start the world's biggest and most powerful atom-smasher after a two-year upgrade.

EU interior and data protection ministers are holding talks in Brussels

Data protection talks in Brussels

13 Mar The German interior minister appears to have criticised Ireland's approach to data protection oversight by drawing comparisons with the lack of regulation leading to the banking collapse.

Scientists recorded more than 40,000 whale calls during the voyage

Researchers track blue whale songs off Antarctica

11 Mar A team of researchers from Australia and New Zealand has tracked scores of blue whales off Antarctica, eavesdropping as the world's largest animals began their rumbling song, which can be detected up to 750km away.