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Innovative snow-making technology may help winter tourism destinations boost snow cover and extend their ski seasons. Read more
With today’s technology, supercomputers of the future would consume the amount of energy needed to power a little town. To allow the further development in exascale supercomputing without that extremely energy-intense trade-off, Exa2green developed a set of energy efficient High-Performance Computing (HPC) components, tools and algorithms. Read more
Although cervical cancer can be prevented, about 60 000 women in Europe develop the disease each year. Key to bringing this figure down and ultimately saving lives are effective vaccination and screening programmes. The findings of the EU-funded PreHdict project have been instrumental in improving programmes in Europe. Read more
Europe still depends heavily on coal, despite the strides made in developing renewable energy sources. To use this coal more wisely, an EU-funded project investigated a resource-saving way to access more coal while cutting the CO2 it releases into the atmosphere. Read more
People can now access millions of scientific data resources about our planet thanks to the EUROGEOSS project. EUROGEOSS (‘European approach to the global Earth observation system of systems’), backed under the Environment Theme of the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to the tune of EUR 6.1 million, has developed an innovative way to search thousands of Earth observation catalogues. Read more
The EU is investing in research to help European manufacturers remain competitive in a growing market for personalised medical products. Two projects are developing ways to use 3D printing to make tailor-made components for the benefit of patients. Read more
The deadly parasite Leishmania causes a staggering 40 000 deaths every year. By analysing the pathogen’s biology, the EU-funded project KALADRUG-R found out how it has managed to become a super parasite. This knowledge opens the door for scientists to find new ways to undermine the parasite’s newly evolved strengths. Read more
Fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals are traditionally produced in batches. Switching to a flow process that generates a steady stream of such substances could offer huge benefits, notably in terms of sustainability, but this is not an easy task. Technical advances delivered by EU-funded researchers are facilitating the transition and opening up new possibilities. Read more
Children get coughs and colds all the time. But when they don’t get better, is an allergy to blame? These are on the increase – and scientists want to know why. EU-funded researchers have developed new ways to understand allergy, and to improve research, prevention and treatment. Read more
The polar regions are often seen as a barometer for the health of the global environment, and understanding how changes in this area affect Europe and the world had become essential. An alliance of 22 research institutes has therefore set out to enhance the integration of European capabilities for polar research and maximise the benefits to society. Read more