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28/08/2014 - 15:18
Timely flood alerts and real-time monitoring of flood emergencies can save lives and prevent damage to property, infrastructure and the environment. Imprints, WeSenseIt and UrbanFlood are just three examples of EU-funded projects that have developed unique forecasting and alert systems to warn communities of impending floods. Read more
28/08/2014 - 11:26
Air travel today may be taken for granted as an integral part of modern life, for both passenger and freight transport. But it comes at a cost which is both economic and environmental, and it is subject to limitations in the distances different types of aircraft can cover, the locations they can serve, and the payloads they can carry. Read more
26/08/2014 - 11:50
Through a unique approach of defining the bus system as a whole, rather than looking just at the vehicle, EBSF project team achieved major advances in the design of not only vehicles, but also infrastructure and operations. Read more
25/08/2014 - 13:52
An EU-funded project has developed affordable, compact and interactive robots for small manufacturers – with the aim of helping them cut costs and boost competitiveness. Read more
21/08/2014 - 14:40
Isaac Asimov famously devised three laws of robotics that underpinned a number of his science fiction books and short stories. Professor Tom Sorell of the University of Warwick has helped develop a new set of rules that they believe will be needed for 21st century care robots. Read more
21/08/2014 - 14:30
Looking in the mirror in the morning can help us assess when we are under the weather. Now researchers are using modern technology to capture information about physical appearance to assess the state of health of elderly people. Read more
20/08/2014 - 16:11
Asthmatics already know that certain weather conditions can leave them short of breath. If sufferers of this and other diseases had access to an alert system warning of environmental conditions that could put them at risk, lives might be saved. The EO2HEAVEN project has done the groundwork for such a system. It is already in use to some extent in Germany, South Africa and Uganda. Read more
19/08/2014 - 19:04
HighTech Europe team has created a pioneering network to channel scientific and technological advances to benefit the European food sector. Read more
14/08/2014 - 02:00
Europe takes a leading role in combatting climate change, cutting its emissions and helping forge global consensus to address the problem. European action on this front includes research to learn more about weather systems across the planet, as two recent European Union (EU)-funded projects show. Read more
13/08/2014 - 16:36
The role of the media in guaranteeing that citizens have the information and tools they need to fully engage with democratic processes has been put into the spotlight in recent years. While the freedom of journalists and media organisations to report the truth has largely been taken for granted in democratic societies, new challenges and difficulties are raising new questions about how these freedoms can remain resilient. Read more