Europe’s only deep sea glider is being upgraded so that it can dive 5 kilometres down to scour the pitch-black depths of some of the world’s deepest oceans, enabling it to check on the environmental impact of oil and gas drilling and explore the biodiversity of seabed organisms.
Investing in cultural heritage will help strengthen Europe’s economy, with the benefits extending far beyond tourism, according to Professor Simon Thurley, former chief executive of English Heritage and senior research fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, London, UK.
He has advised the EU on its new European Innovation Council.
3D printed catalysts and new propellant types are making rockets more environmentally-friendly.
Species loss needs urgent international action, says Prof. Georgina Mace.