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A robot and child

Robotics is making inroads into society, not only in factories and industry but also in homes and schools, where social…
Illustration of digital data

Data science is no doubt a hot topic, as attested by all the excitement around ‘big data’, the growing demand…
'Ghostly' image of a face and hand

Using a robot to trigger the frightening feeling of a ‘phantom presence’, neuroscientists show that ghosts only exist in our…
Helicobacter bacteria

Using a completely new approach, a German biotech startup is hoping to produce the first successful vaccine to treat Helicobacter…
Emergency response robot with 'free look control'

A method borrowed from video gaming can make remote-controlled emergency response robots easier to use – enabling the operator to…
Hand luggage and suitcases at airport check-in

A newly developed digital sensor will make it quick and easy to detect bombs, explosives and drugs at airports and…
Cathal Garvey

The biohacking movement, which appeared in the U.S. in the late 2000s, has now spread to Europe. The idea is…
Gerhard Kramer

For Gerhard Kramer, choosing which engineering field to specialise in came naturally: the most challenging one – from a mathematics…
David Weinberger

Linear narrative might be good for fiction, but it is no longer adapted to reality, says American commentator David Weinberger.
Frederik Jørgensen

Without any technical expertise, four Danes have created award-winning upmarket headphones. Frederik Jørgensen, a co-founder of AIAIAI, describes the challenges…