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.
Plastics under fire
As environmental pressure increases, industry is responding with innovative products made from organic sources and more responsible use of plastics derived from petroleum.
A boon for privacy, a headache for business
Europe’s new regulations protect user data. But they may also block information-sharing that affects health and safety.
The concrete challenge
It’s the world’s most ubiquitous construction material – but it comes with a hefty environmental cost.
Clashing over noise and waves
Danish scientists express doubts about the breakthrough detection of gravitational waves. A Portuguese physicist explains the controversy.
Leaders in cybersecurity
Europe is often at the forefront in the fields of digital safety, antivirus protection and encryption. Here are three examples.
The German cloud
The country is getting a lot of attention for its strict privacy laws. But is it the only option for a data-safe harbor in Europe?
Nuclear tombs for the ages
Radiation-eating bacteria could make underground storage of nuclear waste safer.
Cobots: our new partners at work
Collaborative robots are boosting productivity, but they will also require us to rethink how we approach our jobs.
The missing link in primate paralysis
A wireless brain-spine interface allows monkeys to walk again.
Europeans who have returned
Home is not just where the heart is – increasingly, it’s also where you find the innovators, the money and the quality of life.
Opening up the echo chambers
Researchers look for solutions to address the distortion of online information.
Artificial intelligence: where it all began
With its leading research institutes and ground-breaking innovations, Europe plays a major role in the field of AI.
The circular economy: a boost for growth
How Europe is shifting towards a more sustainable system by reusing, remanufacturing and recycling.
Lights out over Ukraine
Hackers were most likely behind a power outage that affected 700,000 people in western Ukraine in December 2015. What actually happened?