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Could machines learn to walk? Legs have their advantages, especially on uneven terrain, but scientists have struggled for years to find a way to create in robots something we take for granted. [read more]
2014 marks a turning point for COST, with the establishment of a new implementing structure, the COST Association, and the transition from FP7 to Horizon 2020. In order to prepare for this transition, the COST Office and the current implementing agent for COST, ESF, are collaborating to finalise FP7 activities. [read more]
COEURE - COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics - is a project intended to bring together the key stakeholders in the European economic research space - scientists from the different strands of economic research in Europe, economic policy makers, and funders of economic research - and which, by a process of stocktaking, consultation and stakeholder involvement, is aimed to formulate an Agenda for Research Funding for Economics in Europe. It is framed within the European's Commission Horizon 2020 initiative, the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities Area. [read more]
As much as 25% of the world's agricultural production today becomes contaminated resulting in risks to human health and to a loss of crops. The main culprits are toxins and particularly those of the poisonous mycotoxin family, which can be a potential threat to both humans and animals. [read more]
While the scientific performance of the Western Balkan countries (WBCs) has improved in recent years, it still lags behind that of EU countries, both in terms of quantity and quality. Insufficient human resources, research funding, and facilities, as well as an inadequate regulatory regime are the main obstacles to improving the situation. The region is still recovering from the mass migration of large numbers of scientists, engineers, and technicians which took place during the 1990s, while a lack of expenditure in research and development is also hampering performance. Quality validation date: 2014-02-21 [read more]
A new EU research project will over the next three years develop an electronic wall that can help those weakened by age enjoy greater independence and increased quality of life at home. [read more]
Which energy technology mix allows the EU and national climate and energy targets to be met and at what cost? What cost reductions or performance improvements are needed to make innovative energy technologies competitive? What drives the deployment of different low carbon technologies across the EU? [read more]
The quality and the quantity of fresh water resources face increasing challenges in many parts of Europe. Climate change, rapid population growth and urbanistion, diminishing freshwater resources, and ageing infrastructure are all taking their toll on our water supply. Whilst our population is rapidly increasing, water resources have remained constant, and are increasingly polluted. Quality validation date: 2014-02-20 [read more]
It is a quiet, modest process which rarely grabs the headlines, but the pollination of plants, trees and crops is a function which is vital both for human wellbeing and for the environment. While some pollination occurs as a result of the wind, the vast majority - especially that which matters most to humans - is carried out by insects. [read more]
The very first hours after a disaster are crucial to limiting damage and containing the number of potential victims. Often, several hours can go by before the true nature of a crisis is understood. A lot can happen in this time. [read more]