Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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  • SCENENET: 3D recreation of live events from mobile videos

    Wed, 23/04/2014 - 15:10

    Ever been to a rock concert and wished you could experience it again, just as it was… or better? This may be possible soon thanks to an EU-funded research project, SCENENET , which is developing the technology to combine mobile feeds from different spectators around the arena to reconstruct the...
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  • Augmented Reality: Bringing History and the Future to Life

    Wed, 16/04/2014 - 16:57

    Have you ever wished you had a virtual time machine that could show you how your street looked last century? Or have you wanted to see how your new furniture might look, before you’ve even bought it? Thanks to VENTURI, an EU research project, you can now do just that
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  • World Voice Day: EU-funded projects capturing, sketching and simulating our voice

    Wed, 16/04/2014 - 10:55

    On the occasion of the World Voice Day, find out more about three EU-funded projects making the most of new technologies to save and use the human voice.
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  • Patients with kidney failure to get a new lease on life

    Thu, 10/04/2014 - 10:52

    End stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis. The number of new cases is rising (7-8% annually) due to population ageing and increased diabetes prevalence. The NEPHRON+ project is improving the lives of patients by developing a...
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  • Mont-Blanc – Scaling new heights of computing performance

    Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:19

    Computers have been doubling in performance every two years for the last forty years but we are reaching the physical limits of what we can achieve with current semiconductor technology. An EU initiative for High Performance Computing (HPC) is looking to shake up the way in which computer...
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  • Lasers to help spot killer diseases such as cancer

    Wed, 26/03/2014 - 15:36

    New optical techniques use light to make diagnoses from a single drop of blood, or to guide surgeons during operations.
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  • A smartphone app to travel smarter

    Fri, 21/03/2014 - 15:07

    Fancy a quick game of Flappy Bird while you’re stuck in a traffic jam? There could be a smarter way to use your smartphone. A mobile app, created by a team of European researchers, could cut rush hour traffic in your city by 5%.
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  • Search gets smarter with identifiers

    Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:21

    The future of computing is based on Big Data. The vast collections of information available on the web and in the cloud could help prevent the next financial crisis, or even tell you exactly when your bus is due. The key lies in giving everything – whether it's a person, business or product – a...
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  • Robot rescuers to help save lives after disasters

    Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:13

    Robots could scour avalanche sites, enter burning buildings or secure city streets contaminated by poisonous chemicals, saving lives and increasing the effectiveness of rescue missions.
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  • Organic circuits - lighter, cheaper and bendier

    Mon, 17/03/2014 - 11:35

    A new type of plastic electronics made from organic materials is lighter, cheaper, and more flexible than any of today’s technology. Such circuits could be worn on clothing or placed inside medical sensors.
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