The ultra-fast hyperloop is often portrayed as unrealistic because of its steep costs. But that is a misconception according to IO columnist Eugene Franken.
Embracing change opens the door to adopting innovations for a better future.
Good intentions are hard to keep up, notes columnist Mary Fiers. This year she wants to lose digital weight by spending less time on Facebook and Twitter and expanding her real social network.
Are you done with fortune tellers and trend watchers and do you want to know what the future really looks like? Then take a look inside a patent database, our columnist Hans Helsloot writes.
Quantum computers have been predicted to have a bright future for years. Columnist and automotive specialist Jan Wouters lists what they can do for the automotive industry.
The energy transition is the largest renovation in the Netherlands since the Delta Works. Our excellent gas infrastructure could come in handy in this respect, contends IO columnist Eugene Franken.
Why does it take so much effort to stick to one of the most important corona measures: Stay at home. IO Columnist Katleen Gabriels views this with a philosophical eye.
Why is it so important to stand on the shoulders of giants? Eveline van Zeeland makes a plea for upholding the citing of sources.
"Automation of cars requires that all sensors stay clean. Cameras, radars, infrared sensors, lidars, all have their own problems with insects, rain, frost, snow, or mud"
What if we could reach every important city facility within 15 minutes? More and more urban planners see this as an ideal situation. Eugene Franken reflects on the pros and cons.
Achieve greater growth in your company and improve the world at the same time. In her Christmas column Wendy van Ierschot, explains why you become a better entrepreneur with the goals of the UN.
Now that Sinterklaas is getting as old as Sinterklaas comes within reach, columnist Helen Kardan wonders how we prepare our children for such a future in a Keynesian Utopia.
Next year, Toyota will launch the prototype of a battery on the market which, according to our columnist Jan Wouters, will lead to the second electric revolution.
"People want less aviation, but are not planning to fly less. That sums it all up"
IO Columnist Bert Overlack looks back on the past year and hopes that our experiences can be leveraged to create a better and brighter future.
The shortage of (ground)water is considerable. Yet the Dutch city of Eindhoven has been pumping up its groundwater surpluses for years to stay dry. Mary Fiers calls for a more sustainable solution.
The introduction of robots in horticulture is much more than a technical development. The whole production system goes upside down, Colinda de Beer argues.
"The economic damage caused by the impact of new infrastructure to landscapes will outweigh the benefits of better accessibility"
The idea of raising the St. Catherine's Church in Eindhoven by 55 meters opens up unprecedented opportunities, Eugene Franken contends.
Smart toilets may seem attractive to get quick diagnoses, but also raise questions about privacy. Columnist and moral philosopher Katleen Gabriels on World Toilet Day.