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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.

Europe sees the light

To reach their full potential, the most innovative European start-ups often have no choice but to let American giants buy them. But this is changing.

Keeping the data safe

What if Estonia’s system is hacked? And what if an unsavoury government, domestic or foreign, got hold of Estonia’s information?

Life after Skype

Estonian programmer Jaan Tallinn helped create the file-sharing application Kazaa and then the famous video-call system. Now he wants to save the world.

The russian legacy

As the big neighbour to the east rattles its sabre once again, Estonia is confident that its technology will allow it to survive, no matter what

The land of e-everything

From medical records to taxes to ID cards, Estonians rely on – and trust – information technology more than any other nation in the world.

Take it, use it, change it, create

You no longer need to be an electronics wizard to build sophisticated devices. “Makers” like the four profiled on these pages are unleashing their creativity thanks to Raspberry Pi and Arduino boards.

Labs without borders

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.

Power to the people

Citizen science relies on the public’s curiosity and enthusiasm – not to mention computing capacity – to supplement the work of scientists.