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Detectors at the accelerators of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) help answer big questions about the Universe and support advances in fields such as medical technology. An EU-funded project is fostering collaboration on detector development to boost such scientific progress.
Published: 13 December 2018
An EU-funded project has given African researchers the knowledge and tools they need to develop their own science gateways, web portals and accessible data repositories, helping to make their work more visible around the world.
Published: 12 December 2018
By conducting field-work and re-examining museum collections, the EU-funded ARCHOSAUR RISE project has shed new light on how archosaurs and such relatives as the dinosaurs diversified and rose to dominance.
Published: 5 December 2018
The rapid growth in air travel has made the task of controlling borders increasingly cumbersome. EU-funded research is developing pioneering new technology which will lighten the burden on weary travellers while simultaneously tightening security and facilitating ID control at the borders.
Published: 20 November 2018
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
Thousands of children across Europe care for a sick or elderly relative, potentially to the detriment of their schooling, social development and mental health. A pioneering EU-funded project will provide much-needed support for this largely unrecognised group of young people.
Published: 10 October 2018
An EU-funded project is exploring what keeps people committed to a task even when they get bored, distracted or are tempted to stop. The findings could foster productivity-boosting strategies, improve robot-human interactions and even help treat borderline personality disorder.
Published: 21 September 2018
An EU-funded project is organising a multitude of events across Europe to actively involve citizens in science. The aim is to motivate people from all walks of life to explore and create solutions for a more sustainable future.
Published: 27 August 2018
An EU-funded project is enabling young European biomedical researchers to organise annual scientific symposia, career days and outreach activities. The aim is to connect them with prominent scientists and give them the skills and experience to advance their own careers.
Published: 8 August 2018
An EU-funded project reveals the important role that research institutions must play to promote and support research integrity and ensure continued public trust in science. It has created educational tools to help overcome the challenges to integrity.
Published: 7 August 2018