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08 April 2019
Bioeconomy
Would you wear clothes made from poo, and other agricultural waste?Would you wear clothes made from poo, and other agricultural waste?

Disposing of agricultural waste is an expensive and complicated issue for many farmers. But now a number of innovative companies are turning this waste into clothes for us to wear

19 March 2019
Society
Terrorism recruitment on the dark webTerrorism recruitment on the dark web

How do terrorists recruit people on the anonymous corner of the internet known as the dark web? We asked security expert Michael Osborne

19 March 2019
Environment
From ground to sky to detect water leaksFrom ground to sky to detect water leaks

In some European countries half of the water flowing in the supply system gets lost because of the difficulties experienced by water utilities to monitor leaks in their networks. A new airborne detection method is now tested in France and Portugal

07 March 2019
Energy
Energy's got gameEnergy's got game

Saving the planet can mean saving money and having fun. This is not wishful thinking but a reality that is happening with gamification all over the world

06 March 2019
Society
Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technologySmart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology

5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming

05 March 2019
Energy
Florence: Renaissance and smart futureFlorence: Renaissance and smart future

The Italian city has recently become a model smart city by implementing a broad plan ranging from urban development to mobility and new tourism management

25 February 2019
Energy
District Heating 2.0District Heating 2.0

In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions

29 January 2019
Bioeconomy
Climate change: trees to the rescueClimate change: trees to the rescue

Bringing nature back into cities can help fight global warming

21 January 2019
Energy
Twenty-two million smart homes in Europe: from science-fiction to realityTwenty-two million smart homes in Europe: from science-fiction to reality

Energy-saving devices and ‘smart speakers’ are selling in record-breaking numbers, and driving hi-tech market development. However, obstacles remain due to a lack of digital skills among consumers and inconsistent service level

31 December 2018
Environment
Turning urban sewage into clean water thanks to “electric” bacteriaTurning urban sewage into clean water thanks to “electric” bacteria

European researchers have developed a full-scale application of an eco-friendly technology that treats sewage water with zero-energy costs