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  • Drugs that are released into the bloodstream at the first sign of infection, buildings that react to weather conditions or mobile phone screens that repair themselves... These are just some of the possible applications of so-called smart materials, the latest revolution in the field of materials science.

    José Manuel Broto uses colour to evoke emotions and it is a feature that can provide — to these dark times — some relief, motivation and strength. The Zaragozan painter sees these times ahead for artists, too, but points out that adversity has never held back artistic creation.

  • New technologies have changed the world and the rules of the game in many industries. The food industry, on the other hand, is still wondering how to apply innovations such as big data or the Internet of Things (IoT) to its business. The challenges for the sector are numerous, including food sustainability, and the foodtech industry is leading the way.

    Industry 4.0 is the origin of a new revolution — the much-hailed Fourth Industrial Revolution — a fusion of leading-edge production techniques and smart systems that integrate with organisations and people. Come with us on a journey through the technologies driving this process and its accelerating advance.

  • Atmospheric pollution is not the only type of contamination that is harming living beings on the planet. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is one of the most dangerous environmental threats to health. And according to the European Environment Agency (EEA), noise is responsible for 16,600 premature deaths and more than 72,000 hospitalisations every year in Europe alone.

    At first glance, remote working may seem to only have advantages: greater work-life balance, lower business costs and even increased productivity. But not all sectors or all professions are able to work in this way. In the era of coronavirus, we analyse this way of working, we share tips to get the most out of it and we recommend tools that will help you in the daily life.