Interviews
Andris Ambainis – The mathematics of quantum computingAndris 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 technologiesMartin 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 communicationAntonio 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 codesJan 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 computingAndris 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 emotionsJanusz Hołyst - How technology can influence people’s emotions

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

May 2014
Stéphane Dupont:  New avatars capable of laughingStéphane 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
Professor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellentsProfessor Kostas Iatrou – Combatting malaria using natural mosquito repellents

Repellents derived from Greek herb extracts show potent effects, as spatial repellents, against malaria carrying mosquitoes, and possibly others.

April 2014
Adele Jones - children whose parents are in jail have rights tooAdele Jones - children whose parents are in jail have rights too

A common policy across Europe would provide consistency in recognising both the condition and the rights of this vulnerable group of children.

March 2014
Chen Sagiv: crowdsourcing for creating 3D videosChen 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 robotsJørgen 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 dataTouch, 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 robotGiorgio 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
Paul Lukowicz: crowd safety via sensing appPaul 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
Bill Wei: Theft insurance through art fingerprintsBill Wei: Theft insurance through art fingerprints

Bill Wei shares his views on the use of a dual fingerprinting technology for the prevention of art theft 

October 2012
Martin McKee:  EU Citizen’s health threatened by austerityMartin McKee: EU Citizen’s health threatened by austerity

Europe’s austerity policies are harming the health of their populations, according to Martin McKee of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

October 2012
Donald Dingwell, ERC’s Secretary General: European Grants Go GlobalDonald Dingwell, ERC’s Secretary General: European Grants Go Global

The European Research Council (ERC) is on a mission to entice researchers from across the globe to apply for its substantial grants

September 2012
Prof. Carol Greider "Now that there’s a good number of women running research labs, I hope that this is going to be a trend in future and that more will be winning prizes as well"Prof. Carol Greider "Now that there’s a good number of women running research labs, I hope that this is going to be a trend in future and that more will be winning prizes as well"

Before Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn, only 8 women had won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine, and for the first time two women won it at the same time

September 2010
youris.com at ESOF 2010: a new multimedia model with wide coverageyouris.com at ESOF 2010: a new multimedia model with wide coverage

Mario Martinoli, publisher of youris.com, explains the success of the youris.com model in raising public awareness on S&T research achievements via TV and web

July 2010
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