Esegui ricerca
Future Tech
Programming the forces of evolution Programming the forces of evolution

Robots can utilise computational natural selection to boost experimental power and avoid hours of trial and error

May 2019
Soft robotics: what the octopus has taught us Soft robotics: what the octopus has taught us

Ten years ago the octopus inspired the world's first entirely soft robot, made with silicone. The artificial octopus allowed researchers to simplify control and sensory-motor behaviour of robots, enabling them to be more efficient than rigid-linked hard machines. Everything started from a dream of researcher Cecilia Laschi

May 2019
The revolution of plantoids The revolution of plantoids

Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the very last frontier is the ‘plantoids’ – plant robots able to move and explore the environment with their smart sensors. Their ‘mother’ is researcher Barbara Mazzolai

April 2019
Plant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensors Plant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensors

As NASA’s Mars InSight is set to burrow into Martian soil, roboticists on Earth are still developing devices for soil monitoring and exploration

December 2018
Superfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance computers to the masses Superfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance computers to the masses

European researchers are designing a computer using very large and non-volatile high-speed RAM (NVRAM). Such memory will be used first in data centers, but later should appear in phones and tablets

November 2018
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
Page:
Future Tech
Programming the forces of evolutionProgramming the forces of evolution

Robots can utilise computational natural selection to boost experimental power and avoid hours of trial and error

May 2019
Soft robotics: what the octopus has taught usSoft robotics: what the octopus has taught us

Ten years ago the octopus inspired the world's first entirely soft robot, made with silicone. The artificial octopus allowed researchers to simplify control and sensory-motor behaviour of robots, enabling them to be more efficient than rigid-linked hard machines. Everything started from a dream of researcher Cecilia Laschi

May 2019
The revolution of plantoidsThe revolution of plantoids

Robots are usually inspired by humans and animals. But the very last frontier is the ‘plantoids’ – plant robots able to move and explore the environment with their smart sensors. Their ‘mother’ is researcher Barbara Mazzolai

April 2019
Plant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensorsPlant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensors

As NASA’s Mars InSight is set to burrow into Martian soil, roboticists on Earth are still developing devices for soil monitoring and exploration

December 2018
Superfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance computers to the massesSuperfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance computers to the masses

European researchers are designing a computer using very large and non-volatile high-speed RAM (NVRAM). Such memory will be used first in data centers, but later should appear in phones and tablets

November 2018
Levitation becomes a realityLevitation 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 materialsLizard 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 computingMeet 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 behaviourHow 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 projectsScience-based civic projects

Can policy making be improved using sophisticated mathematical models?

April 2018