Robots are rapidly taking over the workplace

South Korea has by far the most robots due to its high number of automobile and electronics manufacturers. But robots are gaining traction. Robot Federation IFR therefore expects the boom to persist.

A step towards climate-friendly cement

The Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz is on the trail of a method whereby cement no longer requires lime to be heated in large furnaces. This could save billions of tonnes of CO2 emissions.

Battery exchange stations on the rise in China

Swedish research reveals that the number of electric cars and trucks with exchangeable batteries is mushrooming in China. Advice to the EU: don't let this technological development fall behind.

Small nuclear power plants are gaining traction

In Poland, two companies, KGHM and Synthos, have big plans for small-scale modular SMR nuclear reactors. They are not the only ones who see a future in this, but a lot of research is still needed.

Electric two-wheelers in overdrive

When it comes to e-mobility, the emphasis is often on cars, but with bikes and other two- and three-wheeled vehicles, developments are at least as swift. This applies to models and rental concepts.