Green gold in our sea water

· Euronews · Wageningen, The Netherlands; Cádiz, Spain; Olhão, Portugal

Microscopic green algae may be the scourge of swimming pools, but scientists and businesses have started cultivating them on a large scale to explore how they could in fact improve our lives in a sustainable way. Microalgae contain a variety

Cargo vessels: a cleaner alternative to lorries

· Euronews · Giurgiu, Romania

Cargo vessels are considered a relatively green mode of transport. Compared to lorries, they produce fewer emissions. But road transport is modernising fast and vessels have to keep up to remain competitive. Here in Romania, a river navigation company that

Clear advantage

· Euronews · Carrión de los Céspedes (Spain), Aarhus (Denmark)

Harnessing bacteria that produce electricity and break down organic waste, a European research project is developing a new, environmentally friendly way to purify sewage water in small communities. It may look like a park, but an experimental plant in Carrión

Treasure from waste

· Euronews · Agios Nikolaos, Athens (Greece)

Greek scientists have developed a technology that allows them to obtain rare earth elements (REEs) from waste ore in an economical and environmentally friendly way. For every ton of alumina, the Aluminium of Greece plant in Agios Nikolaos – near

Self-driving cars hit the road

· Euronews · Gothenburg (Sweden), Wolfsburg and Braunschweig (Germany), Athens (Greece), Paris (France)

Imagine driving 70 km/h along a busy motorway, but nobody has hold of the steering wheel. Just how safe are you in a driverless car? And will we really be using them in ten years time? Euronews reporter Denis Loctier

Playing against diabetes

· Euronews · Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  “Diabetes is a serious challenge for many children and teenagers. Their well-being depends on various decisions that they have to take throughout the day. Can electronic games be of any help?“reported euronews correspondent, Denis Loctier in this edition of

Footprint in the sky

· Euronews · Bergamo, Italy and Brussels, Belgium

Planes and airports produce roughly two percent of global greenhouse emissions. An even bigger environmental issue is engine noise at take-offs and landings. Even though individual airplanes are 75% quieter today than they used to be few decades ago, people

Looking glass

· Euronews · Pisa, Italy

When you look into a Wize Mirror, it looks back at you. It is a prototype of a smart mirror that detects disease symptoms. The mirror’s reflective surface has a touch interface which allows the user to interact with a

Smart fashion

· Euronews · Kaiserslautern, Germany; Thal, Switzerland

What we wear says something about our personality – but what if our clothes and accessories could also tell us about our health? A smart shirt prototype can keep track of how much the wearer eats or drinks. Soft textile

Smart specialisation

· Euronews · Gdansk, Poland

Can smart specialization really be a driving force for growth for all of Europe’s regions? Euronews’ Denis Loctier headed off to Poland to find out. “Poland, and also Europe, are ageing. We live longer, and we want to live healthier