What if Estonia’s system is hacked? And what if an unsavoury government, domestic or foreign, got hold of Estonia’s information?
Inspired by Skype, ambitious entrepreneurs have the confidence to believe their dreams can come true
Estonian programmer Jaan Tallinn helped create the file-sharing application Kazaa and then the famous video-call system. Now he wants to save the world.
The idea sounds preposterous, but Spanish start-up Vortex Bladeless is convinced that it can win over the sceptics.
Thanks to major European initiatives, scientific publishers are feeling the pressure to crack down on plagiarism
Why does the common illness keep outsmarting scientists?
Rapidly evolving camera technology is changing our very notion of photography.
As the big neighbour to the east rattles its sabre once again, Estonia is confident that its technology will allow it to survive, no matter what
Modern illumination is not only much more efficient, but increasingly responsive to the rhythms of human life.
Part car, part plane, Aeromobil needs just a 200-m straightaway to deploy its wings and take off.
From medical records to taxes to ID cards, Estonians rely on – and trust – information technology more than any other nation in the world.
For most organisms the absence of light is vital, too.
One of the basic certainties that unites all life on this planet: night follows day follows night. But then we started to mess with it.
Everywhere you turn, optical engineering is at the heart of new technologies. No wonder 2015 has been named the Year of Light.
The presence of a single species – Homo sapiens – is having a dramatic impact, allowing some to thrive and pushing others to the brink of extinction.