The wings of the future

· Euronews · Pisa, Italy and Delft, The Netherlands

Aviation is facing a range of challenges, from economical to environmental. Can we tackle them by reshaping an aircraft’s wings? “Futuris” flies to Italy, where engineers are testing a model of an aircraft of the future. It is a rather

Electric cars feature strongly at Paris Motor Show

· Euronews · Paris, France

Electric models of leading car brands take the spotlight at the Paris Motor Show this year. Euronews science and technology correspondent Denis Loctier reports from the world’s busiest automotive event. Denis Loctier, Euronews says, “Some of the most significant innovations

Scientists try seawater to save Europe’s rice from rapacious invasive snail

· Euronews · Barcelona and Ebro Delta, Spain

Slowly but surely, a creeping threat is destroying Spanish rice paddies. Global losses from the Apple snail are estimated at tens of billions of euros per year. Futuris takes a look at how scientists are tackling this problem in a

Virtual reality brings sunken civilisations to life

· Euronews · Bacoli, Italy

The sunken ruins of ancient cities, the monuments of lost civilisations, may reappear before our eyes thanks to new technologies of augmented reality. Euronews’ Denis Loctier went to Italy for Futuris to investigate a remarkable new tool under development. Two

How technology is helping protect Europe’s heritage sites from climate change

· Euronews · Gubbio, Venice, Florence (Italy), Heraklion (Greece)

Old town quarters, such as in Gubbio, Italy, are a matter of local pride and an irresistible tourist attraction. But are we at risk of losing our historic heritage to climate change? The 14th century Palazzo dei Consoli is one

Underwater robot-explorer

· Euronews · Kuortane (Finland), Porto (Portugal)

There are thousands of flooded mines in Europe. Many of them may still have industrial value, but it is difficult to know which ones. A robot that looks like something straight out of science fiction may soon be able to

An alternative to chemically de-icing planes

· Euronews · Warsaw (Poland), Taufkirchen (Germany)

If you fly in winter, you know just how annoying it can be when your take-off is delayed for obligatory de-icing. “The wait is justified,” insists ‘Futuris’ reporter Denis Loctier. “But can’t we find a better solution?” The problem is

Subtropical skiing in Georgia’s Adjara

· Euronews · Goderdzi, Georgia

Our adventures continue in Georgia’s Autonomous Republic of Adjara, at the foot of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains, north of Turkey. “Snow-covered peaks — in the subtropics!” enthused our reporter Denis Loctier, as he skied down a slope. “The sea shore

Pedal power in Batumi

· Euronews · Batumi, Georgia

In this episode of Georgian adventures, we jump on one of the hire bikes in Batumi, the booming capital of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara. “Batumi is one of Georgia’s largest cities and its best known Black Sea resort,” said

Canyon and waterfall

· Euronews · Okatse, Georgia

Georgian adventures continue at the Okatse Canyon near the village of Gordi in the country’s west. “This area close to Kutaisi is famous for its deep canyons, forest lakes and other fascinating natural attractions,” said Euronews reporter Denis Loctier, trying