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11 September 2017
Nano
Nano-coating to protect buildings against pollutionNano-coating to protect buildings against pollution

The organic pollution decomposing properties of titanium dioxide (TiO2) have been known for about half a century. However, practical applications have been few and hard to develop, but now a Greek paint producer claims to have found a solution

07 September 2017
Energy
“Democratic” supergrids“Democratic” supergrids

The share of delayed projects for new electric lines has increased, partly due to public opposition, states the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. Local communities involved ask for decision processes more transparent and inclusive 

06 September 2017
Bioeconomy
Zero miles to our mouths: shortening food supply chainsZero miles to our mouths: shortening food supply chains

New technologies are being used to cut the distance our food travels from source to table. It could revolutionise the way we buy and consume groceries in future, boosting the sale of local produce and landing fresher fare on our plates

04 September 2017
Energy
Overcoming borders to crowdfund green energyOvercoming borders to crowdfund green energy

A French solar park, used by local farmers, has been successfully co-financed by investors from France and the Netherlands, thanks to an innovative solution tested by two renewable crowdfunding platforms. They managed to overcome regulatory barriers between EU countries

31 August 2017
Society
The race toward exascale supercomputing targets 2020The race toward exascale supercomputing targets 2020

Challenges arisen from climate change, manufacturing, genomics, cosmology, artificial intelligence, big data and the internet of things are expected to be solved by the next generation of exascale supercomputers

31 August 2017
Society
The semiotics of supercomputersThe semiotics of supercomputers

Is there artistic potential in understanding quantum physics and high-performance computing (HPC)? New media visual artists Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič try to explain complex research projects from their perspective and create awareness of new technologies and their societal and environmental implications 

31 August 2017
Society
Supercomputers inspire artworksSupercomputers inspire artworks

New media artists Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič work on thought-provoking projects within the intersection of art, science, ecology and technology

11 August 2017
Bioeconomy
Organic waste and insects: animal feed of the future?Organic waste and insects: animal feed of the future?

Right now, the European Union doesn’t have enough animal feed of its own to nourish livestock, forcing it to bring in supplies from beyond the bloc’s borders. To face this unsustainable dependency, researchers are looking for alternative protein sources

10 August 2017
Bioeconomy
Could ‘superfoods’ stop disease?Could ‘superfoods’ stop disease?

Lentils and broccoli, algae and insects: science is investigating traditional and new diets in a bid to reduce the risks of us getting ill

27 July 2017
Society
Shaping our future: the radical technologies of tomorrowShaping our future: the radical technologies of tomorrow

From green cities to robots, from new materials to cancer therapies, ‘Future and Emerging Technologies’ could revolutionise the way we live and work