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Unfortunately the threat of a terrorist attack on an aeroplane is today a real threat to airline security. The EU-funded FLY-BAG2 project has developed a technology that enables aeroplanes to survive a Lockerbie-type explosion scenario. The bomb-resistant bags are ready to be manufactured and installed. Read more
From 26/04/2016 to 06/05/2016
Cargèse (France)
The DIADEMS Future and Emerging Technologies project is organising a Summer School focused on quantum sensing. The event will provide a solid basis for students aiming at a scientific career in this field. The lectures given during the Summer School will present an overview of different quantum-enhanced sensing techniques and cover the very basics of NV (Nitrogen-Vacancy) physics. Other magnetometry techniques will be covered too. The deadline for application is 15 February 2016. Read more
From 18/10/2016 to 20/10/2016
Elsinore, Denmark
The H2020 project ESCAPE aims to develop world-class, exascale, computing capabilities for numerical weather prediction (NWP) and future climate models. In October, the project will hold its first workshop, relevant for EU projects involving High Performance Computing for weather, climate, ocean/sea, Earth System Modelling communities. It will include dissemination and training sessions. Read more
Prof. Nosnitsin’s ETHIO-SPARE project made several field trips to North Ethiopia to identify the most important collections, create inventories and make digital copies of over 2000 manuscripts. Next steps were the classification and scientific cataloguing of these cultural treasures and the publication of selected studies and research results. Read more
Robots the size of bacteria represent the future of medical surgery, ERC research team BOTMED have developed microrobots, currently being tested on animals, that will be able to enter the body through natural pathways and perform key medical procedures with minimal impact. This development is a step forward as important as the advent of endoscopic surgery in the 1980s. Read more
The human hand is a complex system of receptors, muscles and joints, making it hard to create a robot that can match not only its ability to move, but also to apply different levels of strength. Supported by the European Research Council (ERC), the SOFTHANDS team has succeeded in doing just this. Their prototype represents a great step-forward in robotics, since it is able to perform fine manipulations of a wide variety of objects. Read more
By studying the geology of Mars, the team behind project 'E-MARS' has been able to identify the ideal landing spot for the next European mission to the planet. The 2018 ESA expedition is part of the ExoMars programme, which is set to provide new information regarding one of the most outstanding scientific questions of our time: whether there is life on other planets. Read more
The project 'EARTH CORE STRUCTURE', funded by the European Research Council (ERC), has greatly improved the knowledge we have of the inside of our planet by determining a new method to understand its structure. The method uses knowledge from different disciplines and has helped scientists paint a picture of the Earth's core - more comprehensive than ever before. Read more
Breakthrough technologies developed by the EU-funded project DESCRAMBLE could allow Europe to exploit geothermal energy more efficiently and in more locations than is currently possible. The aim is to increase use of this renewable, clean energy source and reduce Europe's dependence on imported fossil fuels. Read more
Brussels, Belgium
The Converging Media and Content Unit is organising an Info Day on 16/03/2016 for potential applicants to the call for proposals ICT19-2017. We will give information on the call and the criteria for the evaluation of proposals. Read more