Computer-simulated image of an optical switch

Scientists have created a first building block for an optical switch that consumes record-low energy – a big step forward…
Illustration of brain-to-brain-communication

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the viability of direct, internet-mediated communication between the minds of two people.
EmulTech product developer Robin de Bruijn with the INFINITY prototype

A newly marketed invention enables pharmaceutical companies to encapsulate medicines with very high precision. The resulting microparticles all have exactly…

A new type of graphene-based light detector could transform night vision technology, leading to inexpensive infrared cameras or night vision…
Image of a virus particle

A new method to create artificial viruses could help solve the challenge of delivering new generations of drugs into diseased…
The Borexino detector and the Sun.

For the first time in the history of solar research, scientists have successfully measured the Sun’s energy at the instant…
Susan Holdt: exploring the secrets of seaweed

Danish biotechnologist Susan Løvstad Holdt is a self-confessed ‘seaweed nerd’. The brownish stuff that many beach-lovers would call a smelly…
Illustration of batteries at various charging levels

In the search for new technologies to enable storage of renewable energy, lithium batteries come out on top but European…
Oil tanks and dead fish in polluted ocean.

A field experiment in the North Sea has provided valuable insights that could help shape the emergency response in the…
Graphene electronics on a flexible substrate.

European physicists team up with a leading company to develop an artificial retina based on the remarkable properties of graphene.…