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

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

Global observation

· Euronews · Malaga, Spain; Kyiv, Ukraine; Cambridge, UK; Dwingeloo, The Netherlands

From the ocean depths to the vastness of the cosmos, new technologies give scientists a better understanding of the world around us. In this special episode of Futuris, we will meet with modern explorers of the sea, land, and space.

Your next meal

· Euronews · Karditsa, Greece; Girona, Spain; Dijon, France; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Riga, Latvia

Denis Loctier, euronews: “Nature and traditional agriculture could feed our ancestors, but today there are seven and a half billion people on the planet. Our urbanised society needs new technologies.” In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers