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06 November 2019
Society
Exploring the unexpected. A chat with Paolo Dario, world-renowned pioneer of bioroboticsExploring the unexpected. A chat with Paolo Dario, world-renowned pioneer of biorobotics

From the bionic hand to a Fantastic Voyage-inspired capsule in the human body: Paolo Dario, founder of The BioRobotics Institute of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, shares the most important achievements over the last 20 years in their revolutionary integration of robotics with biology and medicine

05 November 2019
Mobility
Hydrogen cars with zero emissions at the tailpipe, ready to spread widelyHydrogen cars with zero emissions at the tailpipe, ready to spread widely

Hydrogen based technology in the electric transport sector is competing with traditional fuels like diesel and gasoline for long distances. It is quiet, needs reasonable time for refuelling and it releases water only

30 October 2019
Energy
Last trends in energy-saving applicationsLast trends in energy-saving applications

Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many

29 October 2019
Environment
Aerial Patrol for water leaksAerial Patrol for water leaks

How super-resolution images from a drone's eye can help to find water leaks

08 October 2019
Energy
Smart city and wise citySmart city and wise city

The term smart cities mainly refers to the field of technology. Some fear that the intelligent cities of the future will be massively robotic, with algorithms dominating people. Hence the need for more citizen engagement in designing the digital revolution of their urban spaces

03 October 2019
Energy
Greece is first Balkan country to announce a coal phase-out date. The revolution has already started in Western MacedoniaGreece is first Balkan country to announce a coal phase-out date. The revolution has already started in Western Macedonia

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis surprised the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York by announcing the end of the use of coal by 2028 and the dismantling of plants. This is our report from Western Macedonia, the leading energy producing area of Greece, where they are analysing viable solutions to replace lignite

02 October 2019
Environment
Europe set to take flight as a leader in drone servicesEurope set to take flight as a leader in drone services

Harmonising regulations regarding drone manufacturing, safety and operation in the EU is a first step toward creating a true service market. The removal of uncertainty is being welcomed by members of the industry who are hopeful that these rules will set the standard for global drone aviation

02 October 2019
Bioeconomy
Brexit: an opportunity for local food systems?Brexit: an opportunity for local food systems?

Brexit presents big risks for food supply in the UK, but could it also offer an opportunity for the country to change the way it produces and sells food? Maybe, but only if the government step-ups and takes local food systems seriously

24 September 2019
Environment
Renaturing cities: good for health and the economyRenaturing cities: good for health and the economy

Nature has historically been a ‘blind spot’ for urban planners. Spatial analyst Thami Croeser reveals how many cities are bringing it back into their spaces, with innovative nature-based solutions to tackle the effects of climate change and air pollution

29 August 2019
Bioeconomy
Logistics: the Achilles' heel of the short food supply chainLogistics: the Achilles' heel of the short food supply chain

From the ‘uberisation’ of last mile delivery to the use of smart lockers, from the offer of ready-to-eat products to the constant search for higher produce quality: how short food supply chain (SFSC) producers may face distribution costs and compete with supermarkets