Lise Fuglsang Vestergaard at a refuse station in India.

Wouldn’t it be great to take the plastic bags that fill refuse stations in India and convert them into bricks,…
'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…
Gerhard Kramer

For Gerhard Kramer, choosing which engineering field to specialise in came naturally: the most challenging one – from a mathematics…
The Visio.M electric car

An attractive, affordable, safe and comfortable electric car with a reasonable driving range: that was the goal of the German…
Submarine robots breaking the ocean surface

Submarine robots 'talking' to each other in a language related to that of whales and dolphins are being cast to…
Auke Ijspeert

Biorobotics, which aims to design more efficient robots based on locomotion solutions developed by the animal world, is providing new…
Image of a LED power supply and a much smaller prototype

Portable computers will soon be able to do away with the power supply transformer – today the heaviest accessory in…