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19/12/2014
An internal clock determines many of our bodily functions. The same is true for tumour cells, EU-funded research suggests. This discovery could point the way to a more efficient, personalised approach to cancer treatment. Read more
19/12/2014
Earthquakes can cause huge devastation. An EU-funded project has developed a seismic hazard model that engineers can use to assess how the ground may shake in the event of an earthquake in Europe or Turkey. This will allow engineers to design more earthquake-resistant buildings where needed, with the aim of reducing damage and saving lives. Read more
19/12/2014
Climate change poses new challenges for farmers, and for the scientists who try to predict its effects. An EU-funded researcher has developed a computer model for better predictions of environmental impacts on crops and communities. Read more
17/12/2014
While many of us are used to checking transport schedules on our smartphones, the i-TOUR app, created by EU-funded researchers, goes much further. It advises which form of transport is most appropriate to get from A to B in large urban areas wherever you are in Europe, and takes into account personal preferences, weather and changing circumstances. The i-TOUR team is currently discussing how to take the idea to the market. Read more
16/12/2014
Superconductors can provide a greener way to transport energy but are expensive to make and maintain. An EU-funded project has developed a way to ‘print’ the superconducting tapes that form power cables, reducing costs and opening the way to their wider use by industry. Read more
16/12/2014
Just as the internet revolutionised the way we use mobile devices, the ‘connected car’ has the opportunity to transform the driving experience. CARMESH, a European Union (EU)-funded Marie Curie project, took the first steps towards a seamless integration of digital life into the car. Read more
16/12/2014
Graphene is the strongest, most impermeable and conductive material known to man. Graphene sheets are just one atom thick, but 200 times stronger than steel. The European Union is investing heavily in the exploitation of graphene’s unique properties through a number of research initiatives such as the SEMANTICS project running at Trinity College Dublin. Read more
15/12/2014
An EU research project is developing tools to help software engineers create energy-efficient code, which could reduce electricity consumption at data centres by up to 50% and improve battery life in smart devices. Read more
11/12/2014
Years of research, application and targeted policy initiatives have massively improved the safety of Europe’s transportation system. An EU-funded project has identified ways for researchers to share their knowledge and work with each other and policymakers, leading to new insights on how to make all transport modes safer for Europeans. Read more
11/12/2014
An EU-funded project has demonstrated that biofuel produced from wood and agricultural waste can be used to recycle scrap steel – replacing fossil fuels. The research aims to help Europe’s steel recycling industry cut greenhouse gases, lower costs and become more competitive. Read more

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