Future Tech
Recycling CO2… It’s a work of art! Recycling CO2… It’s a work of art!

The transformation of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals has inspired Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas to depict the complex process in symbolic works of art

October 2017
Fuel from diamonds? Fuel from diamonds?

Futuristic fuels could replace our current supplies, recycling what the latter’s combustion produces most: carbon dioxide. And synthetic diamond exposed to light may hold the key

October 2017
Bacterial BioArt Bacterial BioArt

“Make Do and Mend” by artist Anna Dumitriu is both a work of art and science. It is a contemplation on antimicrobial resistance, one of the most urgent issues in healthcare 

September 2017
The bacteria talk The bacteria talk

A reverse engineering approach for reconstructing the language of genes

September 2017
The race toward exascale supercomputing targets 2020 The 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

August 2017
The semiotics of supercomputers The 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 

August 2017
Shaping our future: the radical technologies of tomorrow Shaping 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

July 2017
The music of time The music of time

Working with scientists who are trying to create a highly precise clock, artist Kerstin Ergenzinger tries to give shape to the “sound of time” 

July 2017
The mystery of quantum computers The mystery of quantum computers

A step forward towards solving ultimate questions

May 2017
Meet the Atom Meet the Atom

A tale of scientists, religious leaders and artists trapped by the smallest particles of matter

January 2017
Intelligence in the abyss Intelligence in the abyss

Swarms of robots are colonising the lagoon of Venice

December 2016
Robots in distress in the Venetian Lagoon Robots in distress in the Venetian Lagoon

Two British artists are designing an unconventional fleet of autonomous devices that can help fight pollution in the lagoon environment of Venice

October 2016
Andris Ambainis – The mathematics of quantum computing Andris Ambainis – The mathematics of quantum computing

Quantum computers are thought to be in line to revolutionise research due to their enormous data crunching capabilities, which will force banks to change their encryption systems.

July 2014
Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies Martin Plenio – Towards quantum technologies

Scientists get closer to applying the insights of quantum mechanics to new technological communication and sensing devices.

June 2014
Antonio Camurri - Better understanding non-verbal communication Antonio Camurri - Better understanding non-verbal communication

Understanding the brain mechanisms underpinning non-verbal communication, particularly in the context of creativity, is a challenge that requires the combined talents of a multidisciplinary team. 

June 2014
Jan Bouda – The quest for true randomness and uncrackable codes Jan Bouda – The quest for true randomness and uncrackable codes

Quantum cryptography is said to be uncrackable. It will stay safe, but only if true randomness, the generation and use of intrinsically random numbers, can be achieved.

May 2014
Andris Ambainis - The road to quantum computing Andris Ambainis - The road to quantum computing

Anticipating the advent of the quantum computer, related mathematical methods already provide insight into conventional computer science. 

May 2014
Janusz Hołyst - How technology can influence people’s emotions Janusz Hołyst - How technology can influence people’s emotions

Artificial emotions can help people communicate, but they raise ethical issues too.

May 2014
Brain model pins down motor decisions Brain model pins down motor decisions

An experimentally guided computational model describes how our brains make complex motor decisions. The abstract model may have uses in medicine and robotics.

April 2014
Stéphane Dupont:  New avatars capable of laughing Stéphane Dupont: New avatars capable of laughing

Today's computer-based avatars lack one of our most deeply rooted human characteristics: laughter. Computer scientists have now teamed up with psychologists to give avatars the ability to laugh.

April 2014
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