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The textile industry generates enormous amounts of waste and is one of the largest consumers of water and energy resources. EU-funded research is looking at ways to reduce its ecological impact by using textile waste and design to develop new materials for the future.
Published: 15 November 2018
Type 1 diabetes develops in childhood, requiring constant - often painful - management from the start. EU-funded researchers are testing an artificial pancreas that could transform the quality of life of youngsters suffering from the disease.
Published: 14 November 2018
Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) materials are hazardous and represent an important potential risk to human beings. An EU-funded project is developing a 'field toolbox' for emergency services and medical personnel to aid victims of CBRN exposure.
Published: 9 November 2018
Long, inefficient queues at airports and security checkpoints could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to EU-funded researchers who have designed slimline, hyper-sensitive scanners that survey crowds in real time.
Published: 8 November 2018
European researchers have found a way to integrate printed electronics and photovoltaics to develop a new kind of solar transistor, ultra-thin yet powerful enough to operate 'smart' windows, clothing and ever-smaller electronic devices. No batteries required!
Published: 29 October 2018
Body-worn video cameras are being adopted by police and security forces around the world. Thanks to an EU-funded project, an SME has brought to market a live-streaming camera that sets new standards for security and functionality.
Published: 26 October 2018
An EU-funded project is helping law enforcement agencies locate and eliminate the illegal production of stimulant drugs by taking miniaturised sensing and sampling technology underground and into the sewers. Reducing the flow of illegal drugs is essential to protecting Europes security and people's health.
Published: 26 October 2018
An EU-funded project is developing a way to speed up traffic at the EU's external borders and ramp up security using an automated border-control system that will put travellers to the test using lie-detecting avatars. It is introducing advanced analytics and risk-based management at border controls.
Published: 24 October 2018
The atomic structure of common table salt could hold the key to a revolution in energy storage. EU-funded researchers are developing batteries that will extend the life of your mobile, power electric cars farther and support Europe's transition to renewables.
Published: 18 October 2018
The world's first superconducting wind turbine will be installed this year off the coast of Denmark - a landmark achievement by an EU-funded project that is set to revolutionise the wind-energy industry through the deployment of lighter, more cost efficient and more potent generators.
Published: 29 August 2018