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The hyperloop is ready for a breakthrough, and Zeleros is one of the concepts in the running. The Spanish start-up has created a unique technology thanks to their approach to their higher-pressure tubes. Artist's impression - Zeleros hyperloop

Hyperloops could replace short-haul air travel. Read more

In Europe, trust in automated cars is still pretty low. In a 2019 Eurobarometer survey, half of the respondents said they would not use automated vehicles if given the opportunity. Only 2% said they would buy an automated vehicle right away. Image credit - Ian Maddox licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Car manufacturers are rolling out higher levels of automation but public acceptance is lagging behind. Read more

The shape of asteroids such as 243 Ida can reveal information about what they’re made of, which can, in turn, tell us more about the formation of the solar system. Image credit - NASA/JPL/USGS

Topography can reveal asteroid types – crucial to know for mining or deflecting Earth-bound rocks. Read more

GrowGreen's team adapted the idea of a ‘sponge city’ in West Gorton Park, Manchester, where the natural environment acts as a slow-release sponge for water. Image credit - Manchester City Council

Nature-based solutions are helping Europe adapt to climate change. Read more

Steel ships are often damaged by corrosion and repair is eventually no longer possible, which is not a problem when non-metallic materials are used. Image credit - Cameron Venti / Unsplash

Fibre-reinforced plastic ships could replace vessels made of corrosive steel. Read more

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