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09/03/2015
Marine fungi such as those growing on algae and corals generate powerful substances that could be used to target tumours. An EU-funded project has identified three particularly promising compounds and developed ways to produce them on an industrial scale — without damage to the fungi’s natural habitat. Read more
09/03/2015
Conservators use heat transfer for restoration – from paintings, works on paper and textiles to murals, 3-D objects and more. But conventional methods leave much to be desired. IMAT project has developed a revolutionary heating system based on carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles. Read more
05/03/2015
Pollen season is a difficult time for many. In Europe, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., a.k.a. common ragweed, could soon be adding to the plight of allergy sufferers, and many more people could develop symptoms. Climate change will enable this highly allergenic alien species to advance across the continent, say EU-funded researchers, who are calling for urgent action to keep the invader at bay. Read more
04/03/2015
CIMPLEX project will develop novel modeling, computational and ICT tools needed to predict and influence disease spread and other contagion phenomena in complex social systems. Read more
04/03/2015
The technology behind the design of electric vehicles is ever improving and the EU predicts that these vehicles could be in mass production by 2020. By developing a completely new way of using information from GPS and location data shown by GSM, the EU DATA SIM project simulated the consequences of a massive switch to electric vehicles, and studied the impact on mobility and electricity distribution networks. Read more
02/03/2015
CREA (Network of summer academies for the improvement of entrepreneurship in innovative sectors) is a new Horizon 2020 project which started in January 2015. CREA will test 2 editions of its Summer Academy, simultaneously organized in 6 European Cities (Milan, Stuttgart, Ljubljana, Newcastle,Tallin, Utrecht), which will end with an international event (CREA ICT Business Idea Contest) where its results will be presented to international investors and a prize will be awarded. Read more
02/03/2015
The three-year 'Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation' (RoMaNs) project will receive a total of €6.4 million through Horizon 2020. It aims to develop an autonomous robotics system for nuclear waste handling. This will avoide environmental hazards and dangerous working conditions. Read more
27/02/2015
You probably already heard about graphene, but do you know its "cousin" silicene? Learn more about silicene in this blog post from Athanasios Dimoulas, coordinator of the FET Open 2D-NANOLATTICES project, the first European project aimed to study silicene, a 2D semiconductor. Read more
27/02/2015
If you are at risk of developing diabetes, it will come as no surprise if your doctor suggests you keep an eye on your weight and step up your physical activity. A number of lifestyle aspects are known to play a role. Other insights are only just emerging: new EU-funded research highlights the importance of living in sync with your body clock. Read more
27/02/2015
During 2015 and 2016 STARTIFY7, a new H2020 project, will organise 7 thematically-focused summer academies for young future ICT entrepreneurs. Read more

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