Plenoptic x-rays: an alternative to CT scans

· Euronews · Palaiseau, France; Lisbon, Portugal

“Computerised tomography – or CT Scans – have been one of the greatest achievements in medical imaging. But it can expose patients to potentially harmful doses of irradiation. Can we come up with a safer alternative?” Scientists in a European

Making green energy cheaper

· Euronews · Ben Guerir, Morocco

Sunny Morocco seems like the ideal place to produce solar power. Just north of Marrakech lies the Green Energy Park, where researchers are working on making green energy technology more affordable, as part of Morocco’s drive to reduce energy dependency.

Scientists absorbed by deep-sea sponges

· Euronews · Arctic circle, Norwegian sea, North Atlantic Ocean

A consortium of scientists from the EU, the US and Canada embarked on a deep-sea sponge research voyage in July to find out what role they might play in recycling the ocean’s waste. For three weeks, G.O.Sars, one of the

How will the new intelligent breed of ROVs benefit us?

· Euronews · Marseille, France; Brussels, Belgium

This edition of Futuris looks at the new, more intelligent breed of remote-operated vehicles (ROVs) and how they will benefit us. If an undersea mission is too deep or risky for human divers, researchers can send down an ROV, as

How global warming is changing when Europe’s rain arrives

· Euronews · Nicosia, Cyprus; Mülheim, Germany

Along with the rest of the planet, Europe is bracing for the impacts of climate change. Some areas are facing a range of risks, ranging from droughts to floods, but how well do we understand what to expect and how

Solar scientists gather to calibrate the sun’s strength

· Euronews · Catania and Ispra, Italy

How much solar power does a photovoltaic solar power unit produce? The answer isn’t obvious. The strength of sunshine changes depending where you are in the world and what time of day it is, affecting the energy output of solar

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