Food activates brown fat
German researchers were able to demonstrate that food also increases the thermogenesis of brown fat, and not just cold as previously assumed.
Managing the new world of transport
Anticipating a decline in car ownership, start-ups like Bestmile and Amber plan to power seamless on-demand services.
Unborn children better protected against endocrine disruptors
Danish researchers have helped improve on international testing of chemicals to enable better detection of endocrine disrupting substances.
The race for rail-on-demand
Flexible railway systems can offer cheaper and faster transport in greater quantities. Their potential is most promising in freight handling.
Blurring the lines between virtual and reality
A Swiss student has developed a virtual reality game that can be used in any environment.
The first “unicorn” from TUM
Celonis has taken its place among the “unicorns”, as the world’s most successful start-ups are known.
In the driver’s seat for high-speed trains
Even as concepts like Hyperloop emerge, European leadership is not in danger.
Amputees feel as though their prosthetic limb belongs to their body
In an approach that combines virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, two amputees feel as though their prosthetic hand belongs to their own body.
World’s most circular car is made of flax and sugar
A Dutch team has developed an ultra-light, electrically-powered car prototype based on flax fiber and sugar.
Data scientist: the sexiest job
These modern-day alchemists spin masses of raw data into gold. Here are four reasons to become one.
Hyperloop: the doubts persist
Elon Musk’s dream of a train that can travel at 1,200 km/h faces serious unresolved engineering challenges.
An underwater tunnel connecting Geneva and Lausanne
A civil engineering Master’s student has looked into the possibility of building an underwater high-speed train route through Lake Geneva.
Pungent tasting substance in ginger reduces bad breath
A German research team has investigated the effects of food components on the molecules dissolved in saliva.
Hyperloop: why it can work
Recent tests have shown the viability of the futuristic train. But does this mean we will have a new mode of transportation any time soon?
Antennas for extremely fast wireless internet
A Dutch start-up aims to commercialize new wireless technology to enable extremely fast 5G and 6G.
Growing hemp and mushroom surfboards
Three students are using hemp and mushroom roots to grow the world’s first fully biodegradable surfboard in a mould.