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Have you ever thought about your safety riding through a long tunnel, a road next to a very steep slope or strolling through ancient temples? If so, we have good news for you. Thanks to a collaborative research effort in the EU-funded GENESI project, the monitoring of the "health" of structures such as bridges, dams, tunnels or any buildings has become more affordable and reliable. [read more]
Urban noise may be a nuisance for residents, but it can also provide important information about the city and its needs. A unique experiment in the Spanish city of Santander is trying to determine how this data can be used to improve the lives of citizens. It involves engineers and scientists from a European research project. [read more]
The Council of the European Union welcomes the attention brought to the issue of High Performance Computing and takes note of the great emphasis placed by the Commission on the strategic nature of HPC for the EU, advocating a renewed European strategy in HPC and proposing an action plan to position the EU as a centre of innovation, a hub of scientific excellence and a global partner; [read more]
The European Commission organised a workshop on Energy-Efficient Computing Systems. [read more]
“Space has a huge impact on our lives,” says Prof. McInnes, “but it is invisible to us. It is amazing to think that a technology such as satellite navigation which thirty years ago was only available to the military is now embedded in our smartphones and available at the touch of a button. [read more]
Source: European Research Council
EU-funded researchers have developed a concept for a novel satellite-based navigation network to improve traffic flows and safety along Europe's congested maritime and inland waterways. Through the exchange of vessel data, the network could help reduce accidents and enable European ports to increase efficiency. [read more]
The SEEBETTER project sought to better understand retinal vision and develop high-performance technology that could impact retinal prosthetics. [read more]
EU-funded researchers are developing state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting modules capable of bathing large areas in uniform light. [read more]
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Estonia will get easier access to risk capital for financing innovation activities thanks to the new EU-backed loan guarantee facility. A deal signed today between LHV Pank, an Estonian Bank, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) will allow LHV Pank to enter into new loan agreements with innovative SMEs as well as Small Mid-caps for a total of €40m over the next two years. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
On Wednesday November 19th the Global Systems Science (GSS) Cluster came together in the EC premises in Brussels, Belgium. More than 50 participants watched the presentations of the cluster’s projects and were engaged in an active and fruitful dialogue focusing on ideas’ and knowledge exchange, as well as on investigation of possible synergies amongst the presented projects. The report explores the way that Global Systems Science can illuminate the relationship between a policy and its effect. [read more]