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People with schizophrenia are volunteering for a European research project to help the control and perhaps even silence the tormenting voices in their heads by confronting a computer avatar of themselves.
Published: 11 April 2017
Italian researchers are developing a humanoid robot to replace humans in search and rescue operations following disasters. Walk-Man is being taught to move and walk at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Genoa, and could one day save your life.
Published: 6 April 2017
Large industrial plants constantly monitor the resources that go in and the products - and waste - that comes out. Companies use this data - known as resource-efficiency and life-cycle inventory indicators - to work out their performance over months or years.
Published: 10 January 2017
EU citizens will be able to compare cancer incidence and survival rates across Member States once a continent-wide cancer information system is operational next year, according to Professor Alexander Katalinic, from the University of Lubeck in Germany, Chairman of the European Network of Cancer Registries (ENCR).
Published: 25 November 2016
For the past two years students at a school in Sweden have been weighing out their lunches on devices called Mandometers. It is all part of an innovative new project designed to prevent people becoming obese or developing an eating disorder. The Splendid Project is all about finding a technological solution to stop people eating too much or too little, before it becomes too late.
Published: 16 November 2016
In a World where smartphones, sensors and cameras are everywhere, researchers dream of using their mobile phones differently. Let's look at whether our smartphones can help to create sophisticated 3D models which will turn us into active makers of 3D computer models.
Published: 17 October 2016
Humans have long been under CCTV surveillance, but now chickens and pigs are being watched too - by big farmer technology! Researchers have set up cameras, sensors and microphones at some 20 experimental smart farms all over Europe - to track animal movements.
Published: 8 September 2016
A robot named 'Little Casper' has been designed to help children in hospital suffering from cancer. It is currently being tested at this hospital in Lisbon. Little Casper is just not an ordinary robot. He was built to perceive the environment and to interact with it.
Published: 2 August 2016
EU-funded project INTERACT has built a network of Arctic research stations, allowing them to coordinate and share resources more efficiently. The network aims to boost the scope and quantity of research on the Arctic, which serves as a bellwether of global changes to climate, biodiversity and land use.
Published: 1 August 2016
How can virtual reality help to preserve historical heritage? A new tablet application, uses geo-localisation - as well as virtual and augmented reality - to recreate the Bergen-Belsen camp at various points in history.
Published: 29 July 2016