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Week 8

Friday, 24 February 2017

Thursday, 23 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Nuclear issues: who decides?
      image of nuclear power plantAn EU-funded project has empowered local communities and stakeholders in radioactive waste disposal decision-making. IPPA uses participatory approaches to improve public involvement in nuclear issues in Central and Eastern Europe.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Safer roads for cyclists
      Picture cyclist on the highwayCyclists suffer a disproportionately high share of road accident injuries and fatalities. Through a combination of detection technologies, warning systems, information display and cooperation systems aimed at reducing collisions, EU-funded researchers are planning to cut fatality figures and make cycling safer.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Week 7

Friday, 17 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Monday, 13 February 2017

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.


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