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  1. Uncovering ancient history in the laboratory

    24/01/2014- 13:56 To support today’s high-tech archaeology, a new generation of scientific researchers is emerging who are knowledgeable in archaeo-metallurgy, materials science, ceramic technology, DNA analysis etc.- to name but a few of the advanced tec ...

    newsroom editor - 13/03/2014 - 15:24

  2. Aerosols: pollutants from afar

    24/01/2014- 13:46 These types of very fine dust particles in the atmosphere are called aerosols.  And they are playing an increasingly important role in the climate of the Eastern Mediterranean. To understand the interaction of aerosols with climate chang ...

    newsroom editor - 13/03/2014 - 15:24

  3. Award-winning innovation revolutionises vaccine production

    24/01/2014- 13:19 The same accelerated route can be used to uncover a vast new range of urgently-needed vaccines for humans as well. Named PLAPROVA (Plant Production of Vaccines), the project was the successful result of an unprecedented co-funding initia ...

    newsroom editor - 13/02/2014 - 13:24

  4. European researchers make advances in HIV and cancer detection

    23/01/2014- 18:07 The EU-funded MIMIC project is currently working towards a breakthrough in cancer diagnostics which is based on an ultra-sensitive detection system that is able to pick up minute concentrations of disease-related molecules in body fluids ...

    newsroom editor - 13/03/2014 - 15:24

  5. Self-healing concrete lives longer

    28/01/2014- 17:58 Healcon set out in 2013 to select and improve promising techniques for the production of concrete that will automatically fill any small cracks forming throughout its lifetime. One year on, the team has already found ways to tackle sever ...

    newsroom editor - 17/02/2014 - 13:24

  6. Smart, adaptable machines for the production line

    28/01/2014- 19:29 The EU-funded project ADACOM, completed in 2012, sought to address a pressing challenge facing the entire European manufacturing sector: how to improve production flexibility and efficiency so as to stay ahead in a highly competitive glo ...

    newsroom editor - 05/03/2014 - 18:24

  7. A smart window for optimal ventilation and minimal thermal loss

    28/01/2014- 17:43 “Climawin is designed to improve comfort by pre-warming ventilation air in temperate and cool climates, and by using solar gain to save overall energy in warm or hot climates,” says project representative, Brian T. O'Brien. “Through ...

    newsroom editor - 03/06/2014 - 16:24

  8. A new look at treatments for childhood cancers

    24/01/2014- 16:39 Medulloblastoma and neuroblastoma are tumours that mainly affect small children; Ewing sarcoma is a disease that peaks in the teenage years. At the moment, it is hard to tell how such tumours, once diagnosed, are likely to progress, and ...

    newsroom editor - 17/02/2014 - 13:24

  9. European nano-warriors tackle a big killer... cancer

    24/01/2014- 16:59 Nanotechnology, which delves into the science of miniaturisation, has a galvanising quality, bringing together scientists from different disciplines to achieve common goals. In this case, teams from the fields of biology, physics, geneti ...

    newsroom editor - 08/07/2014 - 13:24

  10. BHMASS: measuring the universe to catch a glimpse of our past

    27/01/2014- 12:31 It is difficult to comprehend the sheer awe-inspiring enormity of the universe. It takes light eight minutes to travel from the sun to earth and four years for the light from the nearest star to reach our solar system. The light from mor ...

    newsroom editor - 20/05/2014 - 18:24