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New synergies to protect the cities of the sea: coral reefs
Bringing together an international team of coral reef scientists, an EU-funded project is generating crucial insights into reef ecosystems that may contribute to the conservation of these environmentally, socially and economically important habitats.
Published: 26 September 2016
Revolutionising in-situ maintenance and repair
Once the stuff of science fiction, robots are today a common sight in many industry sectors. EU-funded researchers have significantly advanced the technology, developing a robotic system for in-situ repair and maintenance that makes work in hazardous environments easier and safer. It could be on the market in three to five years.
Published: 19 September 2016
A compact device to detect the early signs of cancer
EU-funded project ULTRAPLACAD is developing a low-cost device that can detect the early signs of cancer by analysing blood. The device would allow doctors to screen more patients and provide treatment at an earlier stage of the disease - helping to save lives.
Published: 16 September 2016
The travelling greenhouse
What looks like an ordinary transportation container houses a sophisticated robotic greenhouse that, according to its developers, can help guarantee the sustainability of European forests.
Published: 14 September 2016
Surveillance technology monitors animal wellbeing
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
Imagining the worst for Europe's riskiest assets
Dams are designed and built to withstand any natural disaster, but since Fukushima Europe's researchers have been looking more closely into the risks for our vital installations.
Published: 5 September 2016
In-wheel innovation boosts electric vehicle potential
An EU-funded project has demonstrated the viability and cost-effectiveness of an integrated in-wheel motor for electric and hybrid vehicles that could revolutionise efficient green urban transport.
Published: 29 August 2016
Improving our understanding of our seas
Water covers most of our planet, but we still lack knowledge of the deep changes that are going on in our seas and oceans. This scientific expedition trying to better understand the marine environment.
Published: 11 August 2016
The power of plasma - could it help fight diseases?
Most of the matter around us is either solid, liquid, or gas. But there is something often called the fourth state - plasma - that has remarkable properties. Could we use it to fight diseases.
Published: 9 August 2016
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