New solar technologies promise a more sustainable way for water-starved communities to squeeze drinkable water out of the salty seas.
The way we’ve historically generated energy from water is not good for the environment. Here’s how that’s changing.
Searching for smart and sustainable solutions, they show how to curb energy use, reduce carbon emissions and create more livable spaces.
As politicians stall when it comes to dealing with climate change on a national level, local data-based projects are trying to reduce carbon emissions on their own doorsteps
From fintech to health to the environment, clever inventions are improving the lives of millions of people.
Temperatures in cities need to fall – and fast. But how?
Buildings accounts for a huge proportion of the world’s energy consumption. Zoom on some innovative solutions to cut the waste.
The foundations of this new technology were laid more than 150 years ago.
From LCD televisions to the latest force-sensitive touchscreen technology, electronics and photonics are pushing the envelope ever outward.
Photonics may hold the answer to coping with huge volume. But a big challenge remains: converting electronic data into light on silicon chips.
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.
Faced with growing challenges, Europe can rely on its scientists to ensure its future competitiveness.
Say goodbye to copper wires. Silicon photonics promises greater energy efficiency, lightning-speed processing and innovative health devices.
Radiation-eating bacteria could make underground storage of nuclear waste safer.
Contrary to popular belief, sustainable solutions can be good for business. A look at some of Europe’s most innovative efforts.
A Danish expert explains his strategy for making urban life sustainable and liveable.
How Europe is shifting towards a more sustainable system by reusing, remanufacturing and recycling.
A technique for turning CO2 into stone has been pioneered in Iceland, but another kind of immoveable object could prevent large-scale success.
Petrol power helped shape the 20th century, but its decline may define the 21st. So how will the future of urban transport look?
The idea sounds preposterous, but Spanish start-up Vortex Bladeless is convinced that it can win over the sceptics.
Everywhere you turn, optical engineering is at the heart of new technologies. No wonder 2015 has been named the Year of Light.
To guarantee an uninterrupted flow of electricity, Europe must improve its storage capacity and build a super grid.
Mobile devices need energy – lots of it. Instead of focussing only on improving battery performance, some scientists are looking at the ambient energy that is all around us.
By being the first to extract methane hydrates last year, Japan has launched a new global race.