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24/11/2014 - 11:51
Physicists use particle accelerators to study the nature of matter and energy. These large machines guide charged particles through a magnetic field in a hollow evacuated tube and accelerate them by an electric field. Read more
24/11/2014 - 11:23
Global warming, largely caused by increases in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, has a major impact on biodiversity and climatic conditions on Earth. One of the answers to the growing concerns surrounding man-caused greenhouse gas emissions is the development of carbon capture and storage technology (CCS). Read more
21/11/2014 - 17:23
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has the potential to help the European Union (EU) significantly cut its greenhouse gas emissions. However, efficient and reliable pre-combustion capture technologies that can reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel power plants at low cost are still missing. Read more
21/11/2014 - 15:18
A completely new antibiotic to help combat drug resistance has been discovered by EU-funded researchers. It is now in clinical trials in collaboration with a world-leading pharmaceutical company. Read more
21/11/2014 - 12:15
A detailed picture of European weather patterns over the past decades is now emerging thanks to an EU-funded project to re-analyse historical records. The results will help governments plan for climate change by better understanding past trends and extreme events. Read more
19/11/2014 - 12:13
EU-funded researchers have developed a concept for a novel satellite-based navigation network to improve traffic flows and safety along Europe’s congested maritime and inland waterways. Through the exchange of vessel data, the network could help reduce accidents and enable European ports to increase efficiency. Read more
17/11/2014 - 11:45
When it comes to renewable energies, wind and solar power have already become staples of our electricity mix. Wave and tidal energy could be next in line. EU-funded researchers are already making waves, aiming to help industry cut costs and increase reliability with innovative decision-making software. Read more
12/11/2014 - 13:25
Using digital machining, companies can turn a digital design into an object with the click of a mouse. An EU-funded project has come up with a new and innovative way to do this, bringing the technology within reach of smaller companies with limited budgets. Read more
06/11/2014 - 11:36
Chronic neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's, are all characterised by an inflammatory reaction within the brain. Until now, some of the factors behind this reaction have been unclear; however a European research fellow has identified a molecular system that contributes to the mechanisms regulating the progression of neurodegeneration. This could potentially lead to new therapeutic treatments to effectively combat the condition. Read more
05/11/2014 - 19:06
An EU-funded project has mapped the possible outcomes of upcoming global negotiations to curb greenhouse gas emissions – from success to failure. The project’s work aims to help leaders achieve a new global pact on how to limit global warming to agreed targets – good for the environment and our future well-being. Read more