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Themed dossiers on a broad range of topics that explain the main technological challenges of our time. They include interviews, stories, portraits and infographics.

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?

Patch me if you can

To spread viruses and malware, hackers take advantage of loopholes in IT system. Vulnerability fixes exist, but users download them all too rarely.

Year of the light

Everywhere you turn, optical engineering is at the heart of new technologies. No wonder 2015 has been named the Year of Light.

Displays of the future

From LCD televisions to the latest force-sensitive touchscreen technology, electronics and photonics are pushing the envelope ever outward.

Building circuits of light

Move over, electrons. Ton Backx and his team are putting photons front and center as they lay the groundwork for the coming era of photonics.