Global lists are a key source of information for students choosing a university. But how relevant are they to the learning experience?
The gene-editing tool CRISPR could help farmers overcome the challenges of malnutrition. But European legislation has closed the door to that technology.
Labour-saving advances usually increase both jobs and wages, but the unequal path of change can cause major friction.
How do you keep the skies from becoming a giant, noisy, dangerous cloud of drones? Manufacturers and regulators are working on the answers.
How can European countries become leaders of innovation? Two experts discuss the continent’s weaknesses and possibilities.
Genetic engineering is developing on human embryos, raising both hopes and ethical concerns.
Births are falling across the continent – although not in France. Why do women working in tech have fewer kids? And why are there more premature births?
Physician, businessman and writer, France’s Laurent Alexandre brings a range of perspectives to the challenges posed by such new technologies as artificial intelligence.
Europe’s new regulations protect user data. But they may also block information-sharing that affects health and safety.
Faced with growing challenges, Europe can rely on its scientists to ensure its future competitiveness.
A new technophile President and the inauguration of the giant Station F incubator are providing France with the visibility it needs.
A quarter of European research money goes to companies. As the EU drafts the next iteration of its Horizon 2020 programme, experts discuss the pros and cons.
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?
Recent months have seen a major increase in cybercrime. But that’s not the only threat to our private information.
With its 2,000 new high-tech companies, Israel has become the Silicon Valley of the Middle East.
The playing field is not level, say the advocates of plurilingualism.
Make no mistake, the intelligent machines of the Fourth Industrial Revolution will lay waste to human employment – unless governments act.
New initiatives are helping women climb the ladder at technical universities.
Sound pollution has become one of the main health hazards in European cities. New technologies may provide some solutions.
Not every start-up wants to move to America. Here are four that have remained loyal to their home turf.
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.
The European Commission turns its attention to four key aspects of the problem.
America is all too attractive for Europe’s innovative technology, but there are ways to stop the haemorrhage.
Home is not just where the heart is – increasingly, it’s also where you find the innovators, the money and the quality of life.
Researchers look for solutions to address the distortion of online information.
Trains are particularly safe. But IT bugs and problems with the signalling systems represent a constant security threat.
Some of the most significant triumphs in online innovation, like Spotify and Skype, are Swedish creations.
There are bright ideas for how to make our cities more fluid, but they won’t do much good unless decision-makers show more vision and courage.
It can be difficult to effect behavioural change in large cities, but Stockholm and London have shown that a well-conceived nudge will deliver results.
The technology behind Bitcoin holds immense potential that we’re just now beginning to fathom.
Cycling is healthy and good for the environment – so no wonder bicycle use in some European cities has doubled since the early 2000s.
Will Europe ever be able to compete with Silicon Valley? The answer lies not only in our universities and research parks but also in our primary and secondary schools.
Thanks to major European initiatives, scientific publishers are feeling the pressure to crack down on plagiarism
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
Everyone has heard of Uber and AirBnB, but they are not the only game in town. Some platforms are purely altruistic, some very capitalistic.
It’s a good way to raise money, but it can also hinder a company’s development, explains Tereza Tykvova.
How science fiction can inform a generally staid profession about the legal issues of the future.
Crowdfunding demands a well-planned communication strategy, explains Daniela Castrataro, co-founder of the Future of Crowdfunding conference.