Future Tech
Levitation becomes a reality Levitation becomes a reality

One day we may not only see, hear and touch devices, but also feel the objects shown on them at the tip of our fingers. Thanks to levitation, 3D items will be created using floating pixels

October 2018
Lizard skins and bark bugs inspire energy saving materials Lizard skins and bark bugs inspire energy saving materials

Imitating nature’s engineering secrets at the nanoscale could lead to a host of useful applications

July 2018
Meet the skyrmions: exotic quasiparticles could revolutionise computing Meet the skyrmions: exotic quasiparticles could revolutionise computing

Unique physical properties of these “magic knots” might help to satisfy demand for IT power and storage using a fraction of the energy

June 2018
How machines can learn from human behaviour How machines can learn from human behaviour

Designing intelligent machines that can resemble and model human behaviour is closer than we think. And you can join in

May 2018
Science-based civic projects Science-based civic projects

Can policy making be improved using sophisticated mathematical models?

April 2018
High-risk research returns High-risk research returns

How visionary technologies are shaping the future

March 2018
Financing the next generation of “deep-tech” research innovators Financing the next generation of “deep-tech” research innovators

Funding for the high-risk Future and Emerging Technologies, which can revolutionise our lives, is at a crossroads. How will Europe respond?

March 2018
Life is LiFi in smart buildings Life is LiFi in smart buildings

In the coming decades one of the key technologies to be implemented in intelligent buildings will be LiFi, the transfer of data through light

March 2018
Smart society: a winding road towards the future Smart society: a winding road towards the future

The future world will be shaped by how people and machines work together

February 2018
Your future Christmas jumper could be made from smart textiles Your future Christmas jumper could be made from smart textiles

Technology and clothes could make for a magical festive present as scientists develop sensor-rich fabrics for health, sport and everyday monitoring

December 2017
Will energy-free computing reactions ever take place? Will energy-free computing reactions ever take place?

Zero-power processing could be closer as European researchers take on the Landauer Limit

November 2017
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
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