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Rain - the Next Source of Renewable Energy? 2020-02-10 13:00:00Researchers have discovered that rain may be another potential form of renewable energy.

Robots Drawing Blood 2020-02-10 07:00:00The first human clinical trial showed that blood-drawing robots could do the job as well as or better than doctors or nurses.

Seeing Without Eyes 2020-02-09 13:00:00Fifteen years after losing her sight, Bernardeta Gomez is able to recognize lights and play a basic video game via a brain implant that signals strai

Patch Automatically Releases Insulin 2020-02-09 07:00:00To free diabetics from cumbersome wearable technologies, researchers have created an electronics-free wearable patch that automatically releases insu

Fooditive: a Natural Alternative Sweetner 2020-02-08 13:00:00Founded by food scientist, Moayad Abushokhedim, Fooditive claims to be a natural sweetener that is healthy for the planet as well as our bodies.

New Cybersecurity Software Uses Honeypots to Stop Cyber 2020-02-08 07:00:00As attacks on government targets increase, Purdue University has created a new detection system called LIDAR (Lifelong, Intelligent, Diverse, Agile a

Harvesting Green Hydrogen from Underground Oil Fires 2020-02-07 13:00:00By injecting steam and air into underground layers of thick, viscous oil and setting it on fire, chemical reactions are produced that emit hydrogen ga

Nighttime Photovoltaics Could Work Around the Clock 2020-02-07 07:00:00A theory has been posited that running solar panels in reverse can keep them generating power long after the sun goes down.

MOFs Harvest Water from Thin Air 2020-02-06 13:00:00Scientists have identified metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) that can passively absorb almost nine litres of water per day per kilo.

Laser Etching could Eliminate Anti-fouling Coatings 2020-02-06 07:00:00European scientists are developing a laser system that can carve tiny spike structures into sheet metal or plastic – mimicking the rough texture

Stitching Wounds with Human-Grown Yarn 2020-02-05 13:00:00Researchers have been able to grown "yarn" from human skin cells that could be used to close wounds without triggering an immune response.

Handheld Printer Prints Skin for Severe Burns 2020-02-05 07:00:00Large burns can't be treated with harvested skin grafts, so scientists at the University of Toronto invented a handheld printer that prints out sheet

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Almost two-thirds of CISOs see cybersecurity skills gap New! 2020-02-18 08:25:07A new report from Marlin Hawk has published results from a study of 500 chief information security officers (CISOs) around the world. The post Almost

Enterprise Ireland ranked second globally for seed investment New! 2020-02-18 07:56:14Enterprise Ireland was named as one of the top three agencies for seed funding globally, alongside two major Californian venture capital investors. T

5 things you need to work in developing New! 2020-02-18 07:32:16At Viasat Ireland, the environment is reminiscent of NBC’s Cheers, where everybody knows your name, its employees tell us. The post 5 things you

‘A unique opportunity’: Plans for Oxx’s $133m European New! 2020-02-18 06:47:26After raising a new $133m fund, Oxx general partner Richard Anton discusses what the VC firm is seeking when it comes to investing in European SaaS co

Intel appoints Rory O’Connor as its new vice-president New! 2020-02-18 06:24:22With a career at Intel spanning 30 years, Rory O’Connor will bring the current number of Irish vice-presidents at the company to nine. The post

Renewable device uses bacteria to harness electricity ‘out New! 2020-02-18 05:43:14A new type of renewable energy device has been forged from bacteria and can create electricity just from moisture in the air. The post Renewable devi

Why Student Startup Weekend didn’t want to attract New! 2020-02-18 05:17:01Techstars Student Startup Weekend organiser Sam Clein told Siliconrepublic.com about some of the highlights from this year's event and the winning id

Digital transformation isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity New! 2020-02-18 05:15:33Innovation for innovation’s sake is not enough. Tata Consultancy Services’ K Ananth Krishnan discusses how companies can enact digital tra

‘The biggest mistake was setting an unrealistic timeline New! 2020-02-18 05:00:02Jennifer Sethre of Intry discusses the world of HR tech, starting her own business, and how rushing a product launch taught her a valuable lesson. The

Facebook’s vision for future regulation criticised by EU New! 2020-02-18 04:31:29Facebook has published a white paper putting forward regulations it would be happy with, but EU officials remain sceptical. The post Facebook’s

Hackers using coronavirus conspiracy theories to spread phishing 2020-02-14 11:09:01Tapping into fears of a coronavirus pandemic, fraudsters are sending phishing emails promising a potential ‘cure’. The post Hackers using

Students in Colorado can now take a course 2020-02-14 10:27:27Colorado State University has received approval to launch its cannabis biology and chemistry programme in the autumn. The post Students in Colorado ca

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Wake Up, Democrats! Memes Matter in the Race New! 2020-02-18 09:00:00Winning the White House will require replacing communications directors with social-media-savvy chief content officers.

The Atlantic Ocean's 'Conveyor Belt' Stirs Up a New! 2020-02-18 08:00:00Researchers are debating the best way to monitor the ocean currents that sweep through the Labrador Sea—and may foretell the planet's climate f

6 Best Trackers (2020): GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and New! 2020-02-18 08:00:00These are the best Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and cellular clips to ensure that you never lose anything ever again.

Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their New! 2020-02-18 07:00:00In response to a new law, the ride-hail service shows California drivers where a ride would go and how much it would pay. Drivers are learning when to

Today's Cartoon: Smart Fridge Art New! 2020-02-18 07:00:00Everything’s a critic.

Deliver Us, Lord, From the Startup Life New! 2020-02-18 06:00:00In the Midwest, Christian entrepreneurs are searching for relief from the corrosive grind of company-building—while some faith leaders preach th

Floating Farms May Help Reinvent the World's Food New! 2020-02-18 06:00:00Thirty-four heifers aboard a stable in Rotterdam harbor are showing that cow buoys might be a sustainable, reliable alternative to our current food sy

Clean Up Your Act With a Bidet for New! 2020-02-18 06:00:00According to the CDC, the average person leaves a little something behind—0.14 grams of something—when they wipe. There's an appliance fo

Six-Word Sci-Fi: The Next Great Crowdsourced Project New! 2020-02-18 06:00:00Each month we publish a six-word story—and it could be written by you. 

AI, the Transcription Economy, and the Future of New! 2020-02-18 06:00:00If you want to understand how technology is changing our job prospects, take a look at the folks who transcribe audio recordings into text.

Essential Gear For Keeping Your Workspace Tidy New! 2020-02-18 06:00:00Whether you toil at home or in an open-plan office, these tools will keep your desk clean and your mind clear.

How Technology Explodes the Concept of ‘Generations’ New! 2020-02-18 06:00:00Immense changes show us, year after year, that we are basically the same as ever, just reacting to the curves of life well out of our control.


This Hot Dog Cooking Robot Is the Beginning New! 2020-02-18 17:24:12 Remember back in December, when Boston University researchers taught a pair of large robotic arms to autonomously cook hot dogs? Now, new video shows

Watch a Real-Life “Iron Man” Take Off From New! 2020-02-18 16:59:03 To Infinity Jet-powered suit pilot Vince Reffet just took off from the ground in Dubai reaching a height of 100 meters (328 feet) in just 8 seconds.

When It Comes to Investing in Real Estate, New! 2020-02-18 16:36:39 Everybody knows the key to a good long term investment portfolio is diversification. Unfortunately, for well over half a century, the only thing regu

Privacy Activists Plan to Auction Off Trump, Other New! 2020-02-18 16:14:11 An anonymous group of digital privacy activists calling itself the Earnest Project claims that it gathered DNA samples from a long list of world lead

Clever Device Generates Electricity From Thin Air New! 2020-02-18 15:39:28 Air-Gen A team of scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a clever device dubbed “air-gen” that can gener

Russian Intelligence Is Snooping Around Undersea Internet Cables New! 2020-02-18 15:36:49 GRU, Russia’s foreign intelligence service, has reportedly dispatched agents to inspect the undersea internet cables that connect Europe and No

Australia Wants to Help NASA Build Space Station New! 2020-02-18 14:48:36 The Western Australian government has announced the opening of a brand new national space robotics headquarters as part of a partnership with NASA, i

Human Composting is Better for the Environment New! 2020-02-18 14:42:22 As if living with a carbon footprint wasn’t a nuisance enough, it turns out the way you leave your life can have an impact on the Earth as well

Elon Musk Disses Bill Gates New! 2020-02-18 14:11:05 When Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced that he had bought Porsche’s Taycan electric car, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to disparage

Hospital Director Dies in City Where the Coronavirus New! 2020-02-18 13:12:43 The director of a hospital in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak began, died after contracting the disease. Chinese stat

Want to Be Taller? Radical Surgery Permanently Extends New! 2020-02-18 12:36:39 In the last year, at least 30 men have gone to extre