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01/08/2014 - 13:45
Summertime! A good time to reflect on what's next in FET. Read more
31/07/2014 - 17:01
Research and development remains vibrant in the Spanish solar market industry, an example of which is the European Union (EU)-funded LIMA project. The project shows that Spain continues to benefit from the strong infrastructure developed in the country over the last 20 years. Read more
31/07/2014 - 15:03
Australia is about as far away from Europe as one can get. This vast distance had historically made it challenging to build concrete long term relationships and undertake joint scientific projects with European researchers. Read more
30/07/2014 - 14:21
By far the most heated debate surrounding biofuels is the use of food crops to produce fuel, as the practice increases the competition for land and drives up the price of food . With a decade of research behind it, the European Union (EU)-funded project KACELLE has proven that crops such as wheat and maize do not necessarily need to be used in the increasing demand for energy. Read more
30/07/2014 - 13:54
Today's personal transportation is mainly made up of ground vehicles, which are limited by low speed and high fuel consumption. To make travel quicker and more efficient, the European Union (EU)-funded project PPlane has taken the first steps to developing a Personal Air Transport System (PATS) that aims at providing additional links between remote locations and international hubs. Read more
30/07/2014 - 12:45
EU-funded researchers have developed a smart irrigation system that calculates the exact amount of water crops need each day. The technology allows farmers to save time, effort and water and achieve the best yield possible – drop by drop. Read more
29/07/2014 - 19:24
Parasites such as nematodes and mastitis can cause serious health and welfare problems to both sheep and goat production. As resistance to current drug treatments increases, there is a strong need to develop new methods to rectify the situation. Read more
29/07/2014 - 17:40
Climate modelling is fundamental to predicting, or estimating, future trends in our planetary environment. Yet it is a science based on observations, assumptions about likely effects, and with many potential uncertainties. Reducing the number of uncertainties improves the accuracy and capability of climate models – which was the goal of the European Union (EU)-funded research project COMBINE. Read more
29/07/2014 - 17:29
One of the innovations expected to help Europe reduce its energy use and cut emissions is the smart meter, which shows exactly how much gas and electricity is being used in real time. Various smart meters have been produced in recent years, but the widespread introduction of advanced metering infrastructures has been blocked by the lack of widely accepted open standards to ensure the interoperability of systems and devices. Read more
29/07/2014 - 17:18
Although home to 18% of the global population – around 1.15 billion people – India only has around 4% of the world’s fresh water resources. With climate change and urbanisation increasing the pressure on a scarce resource, an EU-funded project’s improvement of natural water treatment systems couldn’t come at a better time. Read more