Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Project news and results about Spain

Museum curators, art restorers, archaeologists and the broader public will soon be able to learn much more about paintings and other historic objects, thanks to an EU project which has become a pioneer in non-invasive art exploration techniques, based on a graphene scanner. Read more
Do you know what "Maxwell's demon" (MD) is? It is a device where information is converted to energy using feedback from the measurement. The INFERNOS project has successfully shown how an electronic Maxwell's demon does this with the help of nano technology. This achievement could lead towards more energy-efficient future. Read more
On World Parkinson's Day, good news for the patients suffering from this disease: REMPARK uses a waist worn sensor to continuously monitor the evolution of Parkinson's disease symptoms, and an auditory cueing system helping the patients to recover their gait. Read more
A personal health system helps Parkinson’s patients manage their symptoms while providing doctors with a rich source of information from continuous monitoring. Read more
HELICOID project is developing a new system with hyperspectral cameras to acquire images in real-time during surgery and to indicate to the surgeons, via a convenient interface, the boundaries between normal and cancer tissues. This can make a real difference in the future, in particular in case of brain tumours for which a complete resection offers better chance to the patients. Learn more about this project after its first year in this article. Read more
Current electronic devices make it easy for anyone to create and modify multimedia objects. Modifications potentially leave characteristic footprints that can be used for its identification. The REWIND FET Open project developed the tools to detect them. Read more
The Finnish start-up CyberLightning used FI-WARE, a set of online services for developers, to create a new software platform named CyberVille®. This 3D visualisation tool can monitor Internet of Things networks such as Smart Grids and Smart City infrastructures. Read more
In an era when we increasingly use mobile phones and tablets to download and exchange heavy files of high quality data, wireless super-speed becomes a must. The "Integrated Photonic Signal Sources for wireless communications" project (iPHOS), a research project under the 7th Research and Innovation Framework Programme is adressing this need. Read more
Future supercomputers are machines that would be capable of performing at least 10 trillion operations per second. However, developing a radically new energy aware computing paradigm and programming methodology for this capacity is necessary. Read more
In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLoS ONE, the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information via the internet between the intact scalps of two human subjects located 5,000 miles apart. Read more