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26/09/2014 - 17:23
In a first-of-its-kind study, an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. Recently published in PLoS ONE, the highly novel findings describe the successful transmission of information via the internet between the intact scalps of two human subjects located 5,000 miles apart. Read more
26/09/2014 - 17:12
The motor industry is constantly re-inventing itself with new and innovative solutions aimed at providing consumers with the ultimate driving experience. Now though, the focus is on letting the vehicle do all the work. Read more
26/09/2014 - 16:57
While the aeronautics industry tends to be dominated by major corporations, hundreds of specialised small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across Europe provide the sector with essential applications and bespoke technologies. Read more
26/09/2014 - 16:29
Freshwater is necessary for life, but climate change is adding pressure on this vital resource. The EU-funded PolarClean project has successfully tested new types of materials to remove stubborn pollutants so that wastewater can be safely reused. Read more
26/09/2014 - 16:14
In February 2010, Atlantic storm ‘Xynthia’ swept across Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, causing around 60 deaths and extensive damage to property due to flooding. As this and more devastating examples have shown, we are no longer able to rely on engineering alone to protect us from storm hazards. Read more
26/09/2014 - 11:20
An EU-funded research project has developed a practicable natural-gas fuelling system for current diesel-powered ship engines. The breakthrough is good for the environment and people – while helping the shipping market meet more stringent EU rules on sulphur emissions. Read more
26/09/2014 - 02:00
Augmented reality systems are making miners safer and more productive in dark, dangerous and confined spaces. Such systems are in operation in commercial mines following the results of the EU-funded EMIMSAR project. Read more
25/09/2014 - 02:00
Growth and Jobs have to become the new mottos of the EU. In line with the priorities of, and in the framework of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU, TECHITALY 2014 offers a unique opportunity to mobilise public and private sectors to transform global challenges into economic opportunities. Read more
24/09/2014 - 19:24
Public transport users dread confusing connections and frustrating delays in cities. An EU-funded project brings together travel and traffic data, helping travellers get from A to B on time, with less stress. Read more
24/09/2014 - 18:51
EpiPGX is a FP7-funded project that brings together clinical researchers, geneticists and computational biologists from leading centres across Europe to link genomics and treatment outcomes for patients suffering from epileptic seizures. The project, led by Prof. Sanjay Sisodiya from the University College London, UK and running over four years, aims to ultimately contribute to a personalised medicine strategy for epilepsy patients. Read more