Thursday

8th Dec 2016

EU's new strategy shuns space exploration

The commission wants to focus on the commercial potential of space rather than the educational or scientific benefits, much to the annoyance of some MEPs.

Focus

Back to the Future by Hyperloop

Cars that run on petrol or diesel are meant to be a rarity by the year 2050. Progress is slow. But some Nordic cities have radical visions of how a "Hyperloop" could change that.

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EU cities try their own 'Ubers'

As some places struggle to deal with the impact of firms like Uber and Airbnb, other cities are embracing the change and seeking to learn.

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The stress hormone and EU garden cities

European town planners still borrow from the “garden city” ideals of the 19th century, but they might be doing more harm than good.

Brexit could affect UK space industry

If UK nationals vote to leave the EU, there would be little effect on the country's European cooperation on space activities. But British companies may lose business opportunities.

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Luxembourg keen to be asteroid miners' haven

The Grand Duchy wants to become the first European country that gives private firms legal certainty that they will own resources if they extract them in space.

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EU rules on 700 MHz: technical issue or power grab?

The EU executive is trying to convince EU countries to commit to some coordination in the assignment of a specific set of radio frequencies, after it failed to garner support for broader, common rules.

EU science chief wants more from Juncker fund

The €315 billion Juncker fund must support more science projects, says EU commissioner Carlos Moedas, who urged the EU to "do much better" in research and innovation.

Interview

Microsoft says EU should fund cloud computing

Cloud services are not allowed to be funded under the EU's structural funds. "It's the single biggest thing we need to change", says Microsoft's Dejan Cvetkovic.