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In the last decade, European countries with research performance-based funding (RPBF) systems in place have consistently improved the quality of the research output. [read more]
EU researchers have developed a new model for collecting data across the manufacturing life cycle and storing it all in one place. Accessing this data, prototype apps have helped to improve metrics by nearly 90 % in SME advanced manufacturing trials, hinting at how apps could transform this sector in Europe. [read more]
Whey from cheese production and other agricultural waste can be a valuable raw material for new biodegradable plastic. A European research project is working on using these by-products in laminated cardboard for food packaging. [read more]
‘Overheating’ is a metaphor for our present world, where changes are occurring at an exponential speed: population increasing sevenfold in the last two centuries, connecting technologies multiplying and energy needs creating a large pollution challenge. The OVERHEATING project is an attempt to write a collective, anthropological history of the early 21st century, with a focus on accelerated change and local responses to it. [read more]
EU-funded project ECOCHAMPS aims to make hybrid vehicles more attractive to buyers by developing ways to improve their performance and lower prices - increasing Europe's competitiveness in the market. [read more]
Prof. Alice Bellagamba investigates the contemporary repercussion of historical slavery in a unique interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study that draws on historical documents, oral history and ethnographic research. [read more]
Prof. O'Donnell and her team study lipids. These molecules play a key role in regulating blood clotting, signalling during infections and providing energy during metabolism. O'Donnell is among the first to take a close look at the total number and diversity of lipids present in platelets, blood cells that are essential for clotting. [read more]
Over 1000 innovators from Europe and beyond gathered in Stockholm on 26-29 April for the EUREKA Innovation Week 2016. Organised by the Swedish EUREKA Chair, the event focused on Smart Cities - Sustainable and Attractive Communities. Programme highlights included: [read more]
Source: EUREKA News
Dr Mirazón Lahr’s team unearthed the remains of 27 individuals brutally murdered around 10,000 years ago from the sediment of a dried-up lagoon. They show clear signs of a traumatic death, such as skulls violently hit and skeletons stabbed with stone arrows or spear tips. The bodies had not been buried, but instead they had fallen into a marshy lagoon at the edge of Lake Turkana which – was much larger at that time helping preserve the remains in a relatively good state. [read more]