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What will come - as time goes on - of traditional dance, folk music, of the cultures of the people? To prevent their disappearance, a European research project - in Thessaloniki in Greece - is establishing a digital database, fully dedicated to intangible cultural treasures of humanity.
Published: 16 January 2017
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
At a sophisticated lab in Barcelona, researchers are convinced that computer models based on virtual reality can help people who have suffered strokes, by providing them with better rehabilitation techniques. The claim is not just science fiction.
Published: 6 July 2016
Treating spinal ailments and injuries is complex but now an EU research project in Hungary has developed a computer-generated patient, an 'avatar' of the individual being treated, to allow the development of better therapies.
Published: 30 May 2016
Controlled odour emission could transform video games and television viewing experiences and benefit industries such as pest control and medicine. The NANOSMELL project aims to switch smells on and off by tagging artificial odorants with nanoparticles exposed to electromagnetic field.
Published: 10 May 2016
It has long been known that, below the surface, works of art often contain important information about how they were created. However, revealing those secrets in a way that does not damage the object is a major challenge for art experts."
Published: 8 April 2016
At an animation studio in Prague researchers have made a breakthrough in updating classic, black & white hand-drawn cartoons to make them appeal to a generation of viewers brought up on a diet of 3D computer animation. They believe it will herald a new era in cartoon animation.
Published: 5 August 2015
Published: 4 June 2014
Social media has broken down barriers between information providers and consumers. An EU-funded project is seeking to capitalise on this by enabling citizens to monitor and report on their own environment, and thus become the first line of defence against flooding.
Published: 28 May 2014
If you watch cartoon classics like the Sorcerer's Apprentice on YouTube, you can read literally thousands of comments about the 'good old days' of animation. Thanks to EU-funded techniques for enhancing original footage, future generations will also be able to enjoy the animator's art form. The tools developed, which make a cartoonist's job much easier, will be released as a commercial product in the coming months.
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Published: 15 November 2012