Leaders in smart energy
Throughout Europe, companies large and small are attacking bad habits and wasteful appliances.
All Eyes on Ireland
Dublin’s “Silicon Docks” may be known as a welcome destination for U.S. tech giants, but the Emerald Isle has plenty of native innovation to shout about .
Our weighty new view of the universe
The recent discovery of gravitational waves has given us a completely new tool for observing the sky. Technologist spoke to some of the scientists listening for the miniscule ripples in space-time.
The connected athlete
Amateurs can now enhance their performance and their health by using wireless devices and biosensors that monitor behaviour, environment and physiology.
Rail safety: back in the spotlight
Trains are particularly safe. But IT bugs and problems with the signalling systems represent a constant security threat.
New materials for new records
Aluminium, carbon and even bamboo: sport results today depend highly on the materials.
The science of beer
Brewing is often considered an art. For the researchers at BeerDeCoded, it’s a serious scientific endeavour.
Ending the pain
Computer simulations and data analysis can now help prevent injuries, while individual prostheses hasten the recovery process.
Putting goods back on the tracks
Some smaller countries are showing how efficiency-enhancing innovations can begin to shift some goods transport away from lorries.
Innovation from the East
What if your fuse box could talk to you? Created in the midst of Ukrainian turmoil, Ecoisme can analyse home energy consumption in real time.
Driverless trains: the difficult next step
Will autonomous locomotives one day operate outside urban areas?
“The tech community can save lives”
A journalist explains how start-ups can improve the day-to-day existence of refugees and help make their dreams a reality.