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03/09/2014 - 18:04
One of the keys for treating and reducing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases is accurate, fast and affordable means of detection. This is especially true for the human papillomavirus (HPV), a common sexually transmitted virus that, according to medical researchers, is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Read more
02/09/2014 - 17:15
African countries have limited healthcare resources, making it crucial that policymakers use them wisely. EU-funded researchers have helped African governments access the best healthcare research possible when planning for the future and for emergencies. Read more
02/09/2014 - 13:55
EU-funded researchers have developed new tests to help protect travellers from toxic gases in case of a train fire. Their work could lead to safer trains and help develop Europe-wide fire standards for public transport. Read more
29/08/2014 - 12:58
An Italian-led European consortium is piloting an assembly line for a small electric car developed in an EU-funded project. The vehicle sets new standards for quality, efficiency and safety in the booming market for ‘micro’ electric vehicles. Read more
29/08/2014 - 10:47
It has become a cliché today to talk about the ‘IT revolution’. Computers have changed our lives beyond recognition. However, the scale of this revolution could be dwarfed by the advances promised by the next generation of information technology – quantum computing. Read more
28/08/2014 - 18:45
The EU-funded ADSEAT project has developed the world’s first virtual crash test dummy of an average female. The computational model is to be used in virtual testing of vehicle seat safety performance. Read more
28/08/2014 - 15:52
Due to increased market pressure to produce high quality and low cost fish, the aquaculture industry has been forced to develop technologies that reduce the level of risk to investors yet maintain reliable production output. Read more
28/08/2014 - 15:34
IMPRINTS project allowed the research team to integrate in an Early Warning operational platform developments such as hydrological warnings based on the rainfall anticipated by meteorological models and by weather radar networks. Read more
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