How can European countries become leaders of innovation? Two experts discuss the continent’s weaknesses and possibilities.
These modern-day alchemists spin masses of raw data into gold. Here are four reasons to become one.
As environmental pressure increases, industry is responding with innovative products made from organic sources and more responsible use of plastics derived from petroleum.
Europe’s new regulations protect user data. But they may also block information-sharing that affects health and safety.
Germany’s auto industry is embracing the hottest technologies. The capital of Bavaria is driving the shift.
From an environmental standpoint, marine exploitation has been a catastrophe. Innovation is showing the way towards sustainable oceans.
Digital technologies can save time and money in construction, but the complexity of the processes will make automation difficult.
Astronomers add a piece to the puzzle of why radio telescopes keep picking up fast bursts from the universe.
As Chinese research increasingly dominates science, Danish universities have set up a centre in Beijing to foster exchanges.
The capital of Catalonia is a technology hub with a vibrant start-up environment. A celebrated football team’s innovation hub was the catalyst.
Danish scientists express doubts about the breakthrough detection of gravitational waves. A Portuguese physicist explains the controversy.
While the scientific method strives for objectivity, experimental results are still prone to unconscious bias and error. The solution is replication, replication, replication.
Radiation-eating bacteria could make underground storage of nuclear waste safer.
Building on skills honed over the centuries, western Switzerland has become a world leader in biotech.
Long known for its scientific creativity and skilled workforce, the Czech capital is redefining itself as a hub for space technology.
Towards a more intimate musical experience: Hamburg and Paris introduce innovative acoustics to their spectacular new concert halls.
Using algorithms to process sound is a booming field. Here are four promising innovations.
The ability to modify sequences of DNA with pinpoint precision promises new drugs, healthier livestock and better crops.
With its leading research institutes and ground-breaking innovations, Europe plays a major role in the field of AI.
The birth of a movement in four main questions.
Citizen science relies on the public’s curiosity and enthusiasm – not to mention computing capacity – to supplement the work of scientists.
How Europe is shifting towards a more sustainable system by reusing, remanufacturing and recycling.
How a salamander inspired a robot, a protein became a sensor and a molecule helped design a water purifier.
Beetles, butterflies and spiders are some of the bugs that inspire engineers. What makes these insects so prone to imitation?
A technique for turning CO2 into stone has been pioneered in Iceland, but another kind of immoveable object could prevent large-scale success.
Will autonomous locomotives one day operate outside urban areas?
Aluminium, carbon and even bamboo: sport results today depend highly on the materials.
It can be difficult to effect behavioural change in large cities, but Stockholm and London have shown that a well-conceived nudge will deliver results.
The technology behind Bitcoin holds immense potential that we’re just now beginning to fathom.
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