The way we’ve historically generated energy from water is not good for the environment. Here’s how that’s changing.
Violent rainstorms are already more frequent, and they will only get worse. Europe’s metropolises are working on ways to protect themselves.
The European Commission wants to build a strong battery industry that can compete with Asia, but has it entered the game too late?
How to expand an R&D company into production? The CEO of a photonics start-up explains.
When Galileo is fully functional in 2020, it will provide the most precise navigation ever, even at the North and South Poles.
The Fairphone is a smartphone built with “ethical” components. Now it hopes to compete with the iPhone.
Everyone from Airbus to Uber is interested. They could be part of the urban landscape in the next decade.
China may have a corner on the recreational market, and the US on military uses, but Europe is poised to find its own niche.
Flexible railway systems can offer cheaper and faster transport in greater quantities. Their potential is most promising in freight handling.
Even as concepts like Hyperloop emerge, European leadership is not in danger.
Elon Musk’s dream of a train that can travel at 1,200 km/h faces serious unresolved engineering challenges.
Recent tests have shown the viability of the futuristic train. But does this mean we will have a new mode of transportation any time soon?
It’s the world’s most ubiquitous construction material – but it comes with a hefty environmental cost.
Eight success stories show how European scientists are shaping tomorrow’s world.
Building on skills honed over the centuries, western Switzerland has become a world leader in biotech.
Drawing on their knowledge of algorithms, design and materials, engineers can help improve healthcare in many arenas.
Europe’s aerospace hub is a thriving, synergistic blend of industry giants, start-ups and research centres.
Make no mistake, the intelligent machines of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lay waste to human employment – unless governments act.
Machines are getting much better at learning from humans and interacting with them. The next challenge: getting robots to talk to each other.
Linking engineering and medicine has led to better diagnostics, drugs and treatments. But it’s not always easy to collaborate successfully.
With Europe’s ageing population, hearing loss will become a major concern for public health. A new generation of technologies can slow the process.
Europe is once again on the hunt for emerging research and development trends that will spawn radical social and economic rewards in years to come. Discover three of the candidate projects.
A German start-up improves warehouse automation.
With its leading research institutes and ground-breaking innovations, Europe plays a major role in the field of AI.
From London to Hamburg to Singapore, architects draw inspiration from living organisms to design energy-efficient buildings.
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.
Polaroid enthusiasts have recreated instant film that can be used in old cameras and developed a new camera as well.
Some smaller countries are showing how efficiency-enhancing innovations can begin to shift some goods transport away from lorries.
What if your fuse box could talk to you? Created in the midst of Ukrainian turmoil, Ecoisme can analyse home energy consumption in real time.
Will autonomous locomotives one day operate outside urban areas?
Inspired by Skype, ambitious entrepreneurs have the confidence to believe their dreams can come true
Part car, part plane, Aeromobil needs just a 200-m straightaway to deploy its wings and take off.
Prudent plan B or desperate measure?
Once seen as a “towering lunacy”, vertical farms are all the rage from the U.S. to Europe to Asia.
Chemical cameras reveal a world that is invisible to the human eye. Smaller and cheaper devices are now finding uses from agriculture to cancer diagnostics.
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.
The latest portable technology will connect humans from head to toe. But it could also endanger both our safety and our social lives, warns Wijnand IJsselsteijn.