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Extra edge: How Endeavor works with chosen entrepreneurs to realise their dreams

Unveiled in 1997 – and including backing from U2's the Edge – Endeavor aims to unlock the transformational power of entrepreneurship by selecting, supporting, and investing in the world’s top founders and providing them a platform to pay it forward. Its Irish founders include Barry Napier of Cubic Telecom, Sam Dennigan of Strong Roots and Brendan Noud/Des Anderson of LearnUpon. 

Q&A: Time to put nature at the heart of what we do

A rising number of businesses is making the case for nature-based solutions already, but it is time to progress from early movers to a broad movement, says Jean-Eric Paquet, the European Commission's director general for research and innovation.

Revealed: A universal system for decoding any type of data sent across a network

New chip eliminates the need for specific decoding hardware, and could boost the efficiency of gaming systems, 5G networks, the internet of things, and more, find researchers at Maynooth University, MIT and Boston University.

Beyond the limits of imagination: What do the Comet aircraft failures teach us?

Sean Brady recounts the tale of the Comet jet airliner crashes of the 1950s and explains how the trailblazing accident investigation revealed a failure of imagination that holds lessons for all engineers.

Predicting building emissions

Researchers have analysed greenhouse gas emissions from future buildings across America and outlined region-specific solutions. 

The next generation of glowing plants

Using nanoparticles that store and gradually release light, engineers create light-emitting plants that can be charged repeatedly.


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