In the face of large-scale industrial water pollution, technologists are demonstrating the surprising value of wastewater.
Searching for smart and sustainable solutions, they show how to curb energy use, reduce carbon emissions and create more livable spaces.
The European Commission wants to build a strong battery industry that can compete with Asia, but has it entered the game too late?
Kenya is brimming with innovation, hoping to establish a truly circular economy.
Forget the hype, quantum computing is still in its experimental infancy. Researchers must overcome five big challenges before real-world applications can emerge.
Labour-saving advances usually increase both jobs and wages, but the unequal path of change can cause major friction.
Michael Linden-Vørnle hopes to turn Denmark into a leader.
How do you keep the skies from becoming a giant, noisy, dangerous cloud of drones? Manufacturers and regulators are working on the answers.
Anticipating a decline in car ownership, start-ups like Bestmile and Amber plan to power seamless on-demand services.
With robo-advisors and improved regulation, machine learning could make financial systems friendlier and more rewarding.
By providing regulators with better tools, Mathieu Rosenbaum hopes to create healthier markets.
Swiss start-up Ava’s wristband collects data on fertility. The goal: to help couples have a baby.
Astronomers add a piece to the puzzle of why radio telescopes keep picking up fast bursts from the universe.
Photonics may hold the answer to coping with huge volume. But a big challenge remains: converting electronic data into light on silicon chips.
As familiar encryption systems reach their limits, the strange world of particle physics offers new solutions.
While the scientific method strives for objectivity, experimental results are still prone to unconscious bias and error.
Contrary to popular belief, sustainable solutions can be good for business. A look at some of Europe’s most innovative efforts.
Drawing on their knowledge of algorithms, design and materials, engineers can help improve healthcare in many arenas.
Should doctors have access to huge datasets? The potential to improve healthcare is obvious, but privacy remains equally important.
Humanoid robots are finally learning to charm us. Can French-founded SoftBank Robotics stay ahead of the competition after a decade at the forefront?
Europe is once again on the hunt for emerging research and development trends that will spawn radical social and economic rewards in years to come. Discover three of the candidate projects.
A study has questioned the benefits of robotic keyhole surgery for prostate cancer, so why are some experts still championing the technique?
Wood has seen a slow-paced renaissance since the early 1990s, but ambitious proposals for timber structures now seem to appear.
A technique for turning CO2 into stone has been pioneered in Iceland, but another kind of immoveable object could prevent large-scale success.
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 .
Petrol power helped shape the 20th century, but its decline may define the 21st. So how will the future of urban transport look?
It can be difficult to effect behavioural change in large cities, but Stockholm and London have shown that a well-conceived nudge will deliver results.