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We hear about bombings and explosions all too often. To find out what really happened at a blast site, forensic experts need state-of-the-art technology. An EU-funded project looked at different scenarios to develop novel tools for the analysis of evidence in the field. Two are about to be commercialised.
Published: 7 June 2016
EU-funded researchers are pioneering innovative new robotic container management technology in order to achieve impressive cost and space efficiencies, and to help European ports remain internationally competitive.
Published: 1 June 2016
They carry us around the world, but aircraft also burn significant quantities of fuel and emit pollutants wherever they go. EU-funded E-BREAK has developed more advanced and lighter aircraft engine components that can withstand higher temperature and pressure. Lighter aircraft propulsion systems are also lighter on the wallet due to lower fuel consumption - and their environmental impact is also lower.
Published: 30 May 2016
As people age, the more likely they are to be reaching for their reading glasses due to failing near sight or presbyopia. But thanks to EU research, contact lenses providing correct vision at all distances could be on the horizon.
Published: 25 May 2016
The EU-funded project SocialCar is developing an urban networking service allowing travellers to combine public transport with car sharing offers to plan trips. The aim is to offer travellers more options and reduce urban congestion.
Published: 23 May 2016
The EU-funded LEMCOTEC project used a technological approach to build a more efficient aero-engine, helping to ensure Europe's aviation sector not only reaches its ambitious carbon emission targets, but exceeds them.
Published: 12 May 2016
Aircraft engines could use fewer resources before they even leave the ground. EU-funded researchers have adapted cutting-edge manufacturing techniques to aircraft engine parts, cutting pollution and materials costs and making it easier to develop fuel-saving engine designs.
Published: 30 March 2016
There are always smarter ways to make things, and these days there are usually also ways to make things smarter. EU-funded researchers have looked at aircraft structures from this perspective. In addition to innovative materials, they are proposing technology that would give airliners self-sensing capabilities and enable them to change the shape of their wings.
Published: 21 March 2016
Children get coughs and colds all the time. But when they don't get better, is an allergy to blame? These are on the increase - and scientists want to know why. EU-funded researchers have developed new ways to understand allergy, and to improve research, prevention and treatment.
Published: 8 March 2016
By sucking air through tiny holes in the leading edge of the wings and tail fins of aircraft, manipulating airflow and modifying wing flaps, a large-scale EU-funded project is developing and testing a range of innovative aeronautics technologies that will improve fuel efficiency, reduce noise and lower the environmental footprint of aircraft.
Published: 7 March 2016