For centuries, cities have been laboratories for new progressive ideas. Facing climate change, they can act like pioneers for a sustainable lifestyle.
Recycling and refurbishment are still rare in Europe’s economies. Platforms like Refurbed offer a first contact to a more sustainable approach.
Violent rainstorms are already more frequent, and they will only get worse. Europe’s metropolises are working on ways to protect themselves.
Consumers want to know where their food comes from, but most of the time they still don’t know – a major problem in the event of contamination. Various solutions could make supply chains more transparent.
Online courses can broaden access to higher education. But to help African students get jobs they should be integrated with local universities.
In the beginning, technology eliminated many clerical tasks. Now the danger is extending to positions that require a high level of skill.
How can European countries become leaders of innovation? Two experts discuss the continent’s weaknesses and possibilities.
Elon Musk’s dream of a train that can travel at 1,200 km/h faces serious unresolved engineering challenges.
Births are falling across the continent – although not in France. Why do women working in tech have fewer kids? And why are there more premature births?
Physician, businessman and writer, France’s Laurent Alexandre brings a range of perspectives to the challenges posed by such new technologies as artificial intelligence.
Pere Roca is making solar-panel manufacturing cheap and efficient
Digital technologies can save time and money in construction, but the complexity of the processes will make automation difficult.
Eight success stories show how European scientists are shaping tomorrow’s world.
Machines are getting much better at learning from humans and interacting with them. The next challenge: getting robots to talk to each other.
Using algorithms to process sound is a booming field. Here are four promising innovations.
Lambèr Royakkers of the Eindhoven University of Technology analyses the dangers of having machines make life-or-death decisions.
Cooking blenders are invading European kitchens, with the promise of healthy and fresh nutrition without time wasted on cutting and stirring.
Designers working with biologists and engineers: not so long ago such collaboration would have been unusual. Now it is at the heart of European Science.
Some smaller countries are showing how efficiency-enhancing innovations can begin to shift some goods transport away from lorries.
Daria Tataj, founder and CEO of the Warsaw-based consultancy Tataj Innovation, explains the reasons for Poland’s success.
Marten Blankesteijn, co-founder of Blendle, the new Dutch start-up whose app is already being referred to as the iTunes of the press.