Since the 1960s, Moore’s law has guided the production of processors and transistors. However, the continuous shrink of silicon chips approaches physical limits.
The European Commission wants to build a strong battery industry that can compete with Asia, but has it entered the game too late?
When Galileo is fully functional in 2020, it will provide the most precise navigation ever, even at the North and South Poles.
Forget the hype, quantum computing is still in its experimental infancy. Researchers must overcome five big challenges before real-world applications can emerge.
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?
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.
Danish scientists express doubts about the breakthrough detection of gravitational waves. A Portuguese physicist explains the controversy.
Say goodbye to copper wires. Silicon photonics promises greater energy efficiency, lightning-speed processing and innovative health devices.
As familiar encryption systems reach their limits, the strange world of particle physics offers new solutions.
Eight success stories show how European scientists are shaping tomorrow’s world.
The playing field is not level, say the advocates of plurilingualism.
Towards a more intimate musical experience: Hamburg and Paris introduce innovative acoustics to their spectacular new concert halls.
After travelling 3 billion kilometres, a space probe begins to explore our largest planet.
The recent discovery of gravitational waves has given us a completely new tool for observing the sky. Technologist spoke to some of the scientists listening for the miniscule ripples in space-time.
Six researchers reveal just how far they go to discover some of nature’s deepest secrets or test novel technologies.
Thanks to the digital revolution, finding alien life, if it exists, is getting closer.
Super-resolution techniques have pushed back the limits of optics, becoming an essential tool in the life sciences.