Latest news about the leading scientific and technological research projects in Europe.
Researchers for the European 'Saltgae' project are demonstrating how algae can cut the costs of treating polluted water- and do it in a sustainable way.
Quantum technologies promise a profound change in our digital lives. By harnessing the power of quantum physics, they can create absolutely un-hackable microchips and totally secure communication networks and they are being developed here in Europe
Translate images into sounds and you have a valuable navigation tool for blind people: increasing their mobility, safety and autonomy.
In this episode of Futuris, we meet the African and European scientists working together to find ways to disinfect water for domestic use in remote, isolated places in Africa, using sustainable and affordable technology.
Mining has traditionally been a dangerous activity with a heavy environmental cost. But European projects are helping to make it safer and cleaner, by taking existing technologies and applying them to the context of mining.
In our latest episode of Futuris, we found out if hydrogen can meet the energy demands on remote, isolated territories. European researchers are working to find out on constrained lands, such as the Orkney Islands in the UK.
The cruise industry is booming, with more than 25 million passengers expected to be carried worldwide in 2019. But with the increase in numbers comes an increase in risk.
Now technology is coming to the rescue.
A European research project in Kista in Sweden is working on a new instrument. The X-Mine European project hopes to reduce costs and time by using scanners and 3D technology.
The galvanizing business involves hot and arduous work, turning corroding steel into protected metal using baths of hydrochloric acid and molten zinc. It's also a business which EU researchers believe they can make cleaner and greener. Their tech is now facing, quite literally, the acid test.
With an increase in danger from natural disasters over the last decade - and indications that this will only get worse - a team of developers have created an app that gathers huge amounts of data in emergency situations.
Futuris takes a look at Europe's Bioeconomy sector and meets the people developing the myriad of bio-based products currently hitting the market around the whole continent.
New research is looking at ways of saving water at ultra-thirsty concentrated solar power plants, making this renewable energy more environmentally friendly.
Could a rear-mounted electric fan be the next step in aircraft design? We explore the tech of the EU's Centreline project and its goals of creating a greener, cleaner airliner.
New psychoactive substances (NPS) are designed to mimic the effects of illegal narcotics such as cannabis, cocaine or heroin. Despite this, they are often not illegal and can be cheaply purchased online.
Researchers are preparing a set of practical recommendations for policymakers and the industry on mitigating climate change effects. They’re also preparing a software tool that helps to manage fish stocks more efficiently.
The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) is developing Certified Reference Materials (a “CRM”) to check pesticides in foods. A CRM is a measurement standard supporting laboratories to check the quality of their measurement methods.
Futuris meets the scientists trying to see if consciousness can be altered in patients that find themselves in minimally conscious states.