Future Tech
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
Chen Sagiv: crowdsourcing for creating 3D videos Chen Sagiv: crowdsourcing for creating 3D videos

Advanced graphics processors, new algorithms and advanced mathematics will soon make a new 3D video technology gathering feed from multiple sources possible

March 2014
Jørgen Christian Larsen - Learning from animals to build walking robots Jørgen Christian Larsen - Learning from animals to build walking robots

Newly developed robotic kits with legs, inspired from animal movement, constitute off-the-shelf solutions for scientist who need to model movement

February 2014
Touch, feel, see and hear the data Touch, feel, see and hear the data

It is now possible to sense scientific data as a means to deal with the mountains of information we face in our environment by applying subconscious processing to big data analysis

February 2014
Giorgio Metta: The advent of the sensing robot Giorgio Metta: The advent of the sensing robot

Next generation robotics development give robots sensory capabilities and the ability to interact with their environment

January 2014
Andrea Vitaletti - Talking plants…science fiction? Andrea Vitaletti - Talking plants…science fiction?

Science is becoming closer emulating the fiction of the Avatar movie, by deciphering plants’ electrical signals to devise new holistic environmental biosensors 

January 2014
Jani Kivioja – Graphene: not just a Geek Gamble Jani Kivioja – Graphene: not just a Geek Gamble

The potential of the one carbon atom-thick wonder material has not escaped industry’s radar

October 2013
Andre Geim: graphene is only the beginning Andre Geim: graphene is only the beginning

Microscopic graphene flakes were isolated in 2010 and now the worldwide research looks for practical applications

October 2013
Paul Lukowicz: crowd safety via sensing app Paul Lukowicz: crowd safety via sensing app

A smart phone app points people the way, assists event organisers in preventing emergency cases and turns its creators into technology entrepreneurs.

September 2013
The Ecological Badminton Robot The Ecological Badminton Robot

A robot to play with! A childhood’s dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium. 

January 2013