This gadget makes any room ‘smart’

Researchers have developed a single device that, when plugged in to a power socket, can make any room a “smart” part of the Internet of Things. The plug-in sensor package they’ve developed monitors multiple phenomena in a room, including things such as sounds, vibration, light,…

Plus d'info

What is Ransomware?

What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? There’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime that hinges on the answers to these questions. You…

Plus d'info

Could we one day slow, or even rewind, ageing?

  Humankind has a longstanding obsession with eternal youth. Stories about elixirs of life and fountains that quench one’s thirst for immortality have stirred our imagination since time immemorial. Different versions of these myths appear on every continent – even Alexander the Great’s conquests are…

Plus d'info

These are Europe’s most innovative universities

Europe’s top tech hubs tend to radiate from massive capital cities like London, Berlin and Paris. But the heart of European innovation isn’t a major metropolis –it’s a small city in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders. That’s the conclusion of Reuters’ second annual ranking of…

Plus d'info

It’s make or break time for artificial intelligence. Here’s how we can make it work

  Artificial Intelligence is the next technological frontier, and it has the potential to make or break the world order. The AI revolution could pull the “bottom billion” out of poverty and transform dysfunctional institutions, or it could entrench injustice and increase inequality. The outcome…

Plus d'info