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Week 6

Friday, 10 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Digital data solutions to improve transport mobility
      Picture of the two cows eating from precision feedersIn a bid to achieve problem-free and proactive mobility solutions for transport, the EU-funded OPTIMUM project is developing IT systems to monitor, gather and analyse multi-source big data on transportation behaviours. This will improve transit, freight transportation and congestion levels throughout Europe.

Thursday, 09 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Of cattle conduct and climate change
      Picture of the two cows eating from precision feedersCattle produce methane, and methane emissions affect the climate - but there are differences in the amounts individual members of a herd contribute. Behaviour and stress play a role, say EU-funded researchers highlighting the importance of animal welfare. To boost feed efficiency and curb emissions, they note, we must respect the way of the cow.

Wednesday, 08 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • New valve increases oil recovery for better fuel security
      Picture of the revival valveMost oil wells are only able to extract about 32% of the oil available inside. This makes oil a costly and somewhat limited resource, placing Europe's fuel security at risk. The EU-funded REVIVAL project has improved and tested a valve that can significantly increase the recovery of oil from offshore and onshore wells and prolong their productive life.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Advanced robotics for assisted living
      Picture of the human and robot handThe EU-funded RAMCIP project is developing a novel domestic service robot to assist the elderly, Alzheimer's patients and people suffering mild cognitive impairments with daily activities. The robot will be able to decide autonomously when and how to intervene to assist its user.

Monday, 06 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Tools for modelling and predicting cancer progress
      Picture of the medecins next to the scannerEvery cancer follows its own complex path. An EU-funded project is developing experimental tools and a computer model to generate and test ideas on the combined impact of the body's cell and chemical processes on cancer progress. The findings should one day help researchers and SMEs find better-targeted drugs faster.

  • Success Stories
    • Could optical fibre sensors save lives?
      Photo of labourersScientists fear that even before one of the last frontiers of exploration, the ocean deep, has been properly studied it will already have been exploited by commercial deep-sea mining looking for rare metal and minerals on the ocean floor, leaving its unique ecosystems badly damaged.

Week 5

Friday, 03 February 2017

Thursday, 02 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Tapping the biotech potential of 'synthetic cell factories'
      Picture of accessories in the chemical laboratoryEU-funded researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of bioengineering microbial strains in a controlled manner, a fundamental scientific breakthrough that has significant potential for drug development and biotechnology. The project was also instrumental in establishing a new scientific discipline - xenobiology.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Energy for everyone: EU researchers take first steps towards new batteries
      Photo of an electric car recharging Mobile devices like laptops, cellular phones and other devices - powered by a new generation of lithium-ion based batteries - have changed our lives, according to Professor Silvia Bodoardo of the Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Likewise, electric vehicles (or EVs) powered by larger versions of these batteries could transform our cities - reducing petrol consumption and emissions of carbon dioxide and toxic air pollutants.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

  • Press Centre
    • Commission speeds up access to market of 17 innovative projects with €33.5 million
      The European Commission is awarding nearly €33.5 million to bring more innovative ideas to market quicker. The 17 benefitting projects, involving 80 partners in 19 countries, will receive around €2 million each under the sixth and last round of the€200 million Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot scheme run since January 2015 under the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020.

Monday, 30 January 2017

  • Scientific Advice Mechanism
    • New members appointed to High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism
      The High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) welcomes two new world-class scientists. Sir Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute and 2001 Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, becomes a member of the Group with effect from 1 March. The Group was also joined in November 2016 by Carina H. Keskitalo, Professor of Political Science at the Department of Geography and Economic History at Umeå University, when Dame Julia Slingo retired from the Group.

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