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    New breakthrough promises ‘entirely secure’ quantum cloud computing

    Ever heard of hybrid matter-photon implementation of verifiable blind quantum computing? No? Neither had we, until...

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    Europe’s first pilot plant for cultivated fish opens in Germany

    German startup Bluu Seafood today launched Europe’s first pilot plant for cultivated fish. The facility in Hamburg...

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    The state of open source in Europe

    Open source is at a crossroads. For the past few years, venture capital has directly or...

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    Space tourism balloon startup unveils ‘luxury’ capsule design

    A space tourism company promising stratospheric balloon rides has unveiled the vehicle’s capsule design. Halo Space...

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    'British DARPA' to build AI gatekeepers for 'safety guarantees'

    A British R&D unit today unveiled a futuristic vision of “quantitative safety guarantees” for AI. The...

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    Green transition at the centre of EU-China tech rivalry

    With the geopolitical landscape turning more unstable by the day, EU relations with China are also...

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    Max Planck spinout nets €20M to build ‘stellarator’ fusion machine

    A German startup has secured new funding for a peculiar twisted-looking reactor that could prove a...

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    Meta's AI chief: LLMs will never reach human-level intelligence

    There’s no escaping the hype around artificial general intelligence. Barely a day passes without a new...

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    Podcast: Jean-David Malo on EIC peojects; quantum without noise

     Welcome to the new episode of the TNW Podcast — the show where we discuss...

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    Italy sets up €1B AI fund, mulls new penalties for the tech's misuse

    Backed by state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), Italy is committing €1bn to AI development...

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    Autonomous vertical farming startup to grow crops in space in 2026

    A vertical farming startup from the UK is taking its technology to new heights.   The UK...

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    Ukraine launches defence tech accelerator amid sector-wide boom

    Ukraine has launched a defence tech accelerator programme for new startups aiming to deliver innovative solutions...

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    Finnish startup to launch ‘software-defined’ satellite with ESA

    Helsinki-based startup ReOrbit is preparing for the first demonstration of its “software-enabled” satellite. This marks the...

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    Startup bags €22M to make driving safer with augmented reality

    Helsinki-headquartered Basemark has raised €22mn to bring its augmented reality (AR) “toolkit” to automakers across the...

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    Do developers still need to learn programming languages in the age of AI?

    If, as a software developer, you want to know what the most popular or best-paid programming...

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    US-China chip war further entangles Dutch semiconductor giant ASML

    US pressure to block ASML from servicing the chip-making machines it has sold to China is...

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    Spotify's new AI tool creates playlists for any setting or feeling you ask for

    Spotify is further tapping AI to boost its services with a new feature that enables users...

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    UK startup achieves major breakthrough in quest for space-based solar power

    A UK startup has claimed a major breakthrough in its plans to beam solar energy from...

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    This ‘literacy pen’ instantly teaches you to read and write

    The World Literacy Foundation and Dutch marketing firm Media.Monks have teamed up to create a pen...

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    The race is on to commercialise fusion energy. Europe could lead the charge

    The unimaginably complex task of creating, containing, and commercialising fusion energy is undoubtedly one of the...

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    FabricNano’s cell-free biotech could make microplastics a thing of the past

    When researchers revealed the results of a study on the prevalence of microplastics in human placentas...

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    Opinion: Tech can’t cure the loneliness it causes

    Technology is often accused of causing loneliness. The US Surgeon General recently warned that tech can...

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    Startup secures €7.6M for sand battery that can heat a small town

    Last month, Finnish startup Polar Night Energy announced that it is building a giant sand battery...

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    Nordic LLM family launches to protect Europe's linguistic diversity

    Europe’s linguistic diversity has received a boost into the AI era with the launch of new...

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    TNW Podcast: Flying cars and invisibility shields; Svilen Rangelov on drones and Dronamics

     Welcome to the new episode of the TNW Podcast — the show where we discuss...

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    This startup detects heart disease using motion sensors in your phone

    Health tech has a rocky history. For every story of the Apple Watch saving someone’s life,...

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    Quantinuum, Microsoft claim to quiet quantum computing 'noise'

    Two of the leaders in quantum technologies, Quantinuum and Microsoft, today announced a breakthrough in reducing...

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    Mistral AI, Europe's OpenAI rival, adds top LLM to Amazon Bedrock

    Amazon Bedrock, the tech giant’s platform for building generative AI applications, has added Mistral Large, the...

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    New space mission to create solar eclipses on-demand with satellites

    Days before a total solar eclipse sweeps across North America, scientists in Europe have revealed another...

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    Opera is now the first leading browser with built-in local LLMs

    Opera now becomes the first major browser to offer built-in access to local AI models. Starting...

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    The new tech trends set to shape the smart cities of tomorrow

    The World Bank estimates that by 2050 the global urban population will double in size, putting...

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    Speeding ebikes are a new menace. Amsterdam wants to remote-control them

    A few weeks back, Amsterdam announced it was trialling new technology that can automatically reduce ebike...

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    UK, US strike landmark deal on AI safety testing'

    Following the recent approval of the EU’s risk-based AI Act, the UK has now partnered up...

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    Artificial pancreas that pumps insulin into diabetes patients launches on NHS

    In a potentially transformative move for healthcare, the NHS is rolling out an “artificial pancreas” for...

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    What it’d take for the EU to ban TikTok

    The US is getting increasingly aggressive about TikTok. In March, the House of Representatives passed a...

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    Digital mindfulness could help reduce the effects of technostress at work

    Technology-related stress, overload, and anxiety are common problems in today’s workplace, potentially leading to higher burnout...

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    Formula E world champion reveals how race cars accelerate EV tech

    António Félix da Costa is an extremely fast worker. The motorsports star has barely caught his...

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    Cosmic rays, XR, and ‘multiverse’ quantum computing — welcome to EIC’s deeptech Scaling Club

    “Do you believe in the multiverse?” our petite and cheerful guide Angelina asked me when I...

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    Astroforensics could be one of the coolest new careers of the future

    Nasa’s Artemis program is scheduled to return astronauts to the Moon and establish a permanent orbiting...

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    Ukrainian drones aim to turn war experience into civil business

    Juggling two jobs is hard work. It’s particularly hard work when one of the jobs is...

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    Flying cars edge towards takeoff after Chinese production deal

    A flying car that’s certified for aviation just took another big step towards commercialisation. The Aircar’s...

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    Podcast: European quantum, Michiel Scheffer talks about EIC

    Welcome to the new episode of the TNW Podcast — the show where we discuss the...

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    UCL spinout bags £10M to make AI 'super brains' for 100x faster LLM training

    Oriole Networks, a UCL spinout, has raised £10mn in seed funding to build AI “super brains”...

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    'Collective AI' expected to resemble Star Trek's Borg — only nicer (hopefully)

    Leading computer scientists have unveiled a vision of “collective AI” that resembles Star Trek species the...

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    1.5M UK jobs now at risk from AI, report finds

    Some 11% of job tasks in the UK are currently at risk of AI replacement, a new...

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    Gocycle releases first pics of F1-inspired folding cargo ebikes

    London-based Gocycle, founded by Richard Thorpe, a former industrial designer at McLaren, has released the first...

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    5 steps to building an ESG-responsible software startup

    Many startups around the world will want to play their part in creating a more responsible...

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    UK says Chinese cyberattacks ‘part of large-scale espionage campaign’

    The UK government has accused China of two malicious cyberattacks against the country’s democratic institutions and...

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    Netherlands devises €1B plan to keep ASML in the country

    The Dutch government is reportedly finalising plans to inject at least €1bn in funding, in an...

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    ESA to build ChatGPT-style Earth observation digital assistant

    The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced it will build a ChatGPT-style digital assistant to help...