E.g., 21-02-2018
E.g., 21-02-2018
  • New booklet shows how EU research and innovation funding impacts your daily life

    06/02/2018 - 15:35
    The European Commission has published a new booklet showing a few examples where EU support for research and innovation is making a real difference in the lives of citizens and society as a whole. It is aimed at all age groups so everyone can understand the good work EU funding can do.
  • Voicing a new option for online security

    22/12/2016 - 12:58
    The EU-funded OCTAVE project is developing an innovative voice verification system combined with user authentication as a cloud service that could replace the use of passwords for online security.
    Image of sound waves spelling 'voice'
  • Accurate, real-time test for explosives

    27/07/2016 - 18:52
    A fast, accurate and easy-to-use test for detecting high explosives, toxic chemicals and other small molecules is providing security services with a potentially life-saving tool in the fight against terrorism. Developed by EU-funded researchers, the innovative detection system has undergone successful field trials and is ready for widespread deployment.
  • Social media aids emergency services and empowers the public.

    28/06/2016 - 17:21
    An international team has developed a system that can exploit the widespread use of mobile electronic devices and social media to improve the official response to emergencies and other crises. An initial prototype has already proved very effective.
  • The future of bomb scene investigation

    13/06/2016 - 19:57
    We hear about bombings and explosions all too often. To find out what really happened at a blast site, forensic experts need state-of-the-art technology. An EU-funded project looked at different scenarios to develop novel tools for the analysis of evidence in the field. Two are about to be commercialised.
  • Ethics and anti-terror tech - a user's guide

    10/02/2016 - 13:54
    What is more important - safety or freedom? An EU-funded project is helping security forces get the balance right, with research on how to develop ethical counter-terrorism measures that respect citizens' rights.
  • On track to reinforce train safety

    10/02/2016 - 11:55
    Train travel is one of the safest modes of transport. For it to remain so, regular inspection and maintenance of train axles is vital to ensuring the structural integrity of wheelsets. The EU-funded AXLEINSPECT project has developed new ultrasonic inspection technology that makes check-ups both easier and more reliable than conventional methods.
  • New bomb-proof bag for safer air travel

    08/02/2016 - 10:45
    Unfortunately the threat of a terrorist attack on an aeroplane is today a real threat to airline security. The EU-funded FLY-BAG2 project has developed a technology that enables aeroplanes to survive a Lockerbie-type explosion scenario. The bomb-resistant bags are ready to be manufactured and installed.
  • Restorative justice and the long arm of the law

    07/10/2015 - 19:41
    Do you trust the police? Do you think the police trust you? The public’s relations with Europe’s boys and girls in blue can be rocky, particularly for members of minorities. EU-funded research has looked into the power of restorative justice to foster constructive attitudes and defuse conflicts.
  • Emergency: I’m sure you’re all receiving me!

    12/08/2015 - 10:03
    New technologies allow emergency services to improve their communications. By using 4G networks and open standards, personnel can share pictures and videos, and talk to other emergency workers, no matter what device they use.

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