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21/05/2015
Electric vehicles are quiet — too quiet, possibly. Pedestrians and other vulnerable road users don’t always hear them coming. An EU-funded project has developed a solution. This innovative accident prevention system detects persons at risk and warns them by emitting a sound directed at them and them alone. Read more
From 05/09/2015 to 08/09/2015
Birmingham, UK
The EMBO Meeting is an annual event held in Europe to promote the life sciences and the exchange of scientific results. The meeting encourages scientists to look beyond their own fields, engage with the international scientific community and explore interdisciplinary approaches to research in the life sciences. Read more
22/06/2015
CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
In order to explore further avenues for the establishment of an open, secure and trusted cloud computing Marketplace for European science, businesses and society, The Helix Nebula Initiative is organising an open day event entitled Towards a European Open Science Cloud in co-location with the Helix Nebula Initiative’s 6th General Assembly. Read more
03/06/2015
Brussels, Belgium

The aim of the conference is to discuss challenges related to the invasive alien species (IAS) and diseases in Europe and their impact on the development of EU policies in the field of agriculture and environment.

The complex issue of invasive alien species was recently addressed by the European Commission in the proposal for a Regulation on IAS.

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21/05/2015
Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centres, museums and other public buildings, thus enhancing their autonomy. Read more
21/05/2015
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Luxembourg will get easier access to risk capital thanks to a new EU-backed loan guarantee facility under the Horizon 2020 programmes. Read more
21/05/2015
Tweaking breeding methods could allow European fish farming – or aquaculture – to produce more efficiently. An EU-funded project is studying how hi-tech breeding techniques can promote disease resistance and fast, efficient growth in six commonly farmed fish species, improving fish welfare, impacts on wildlife and farm productivity. Read more
20/05/2015
New technology slashes both water consumption and costs using environmentally responsible techniques. Read more
20/05/2015
Correcting imperfections in wood is a costly and laborious process which is prone to human error. A new robot promises to boost the productivity, accuracy and quality of wood patching, with massive benefits for the timber industry. Read more
20/05/2015
Prof. Michael Schneider is a leading authority in the field of cardiac molecular biology. In 2008, he obtained an ERC grant to identify the mechanisms governing self-renewal of cardiac progenitor cells, a population of stem cells located in the heart itself that might be exploited to play a key role in regenerating this vulnerable organ in heart disease. Read more

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