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EU-funded researchers have developed an affordable data analysis toolbox for finding and interpreting the genomic sequence of fermented food - the key to better understanding their potential benefits and risks.
Published: 9 December 2016
The EU-backed Urban-Nexus project has designed and tested novel approaches, including café style debates and visualisation techniques, to help promote multi-stakeholder dialogue and knowledge sharing in cities and regions. The goal: more integrated sustainable urban development for cities of the future.
Published: 8 December 2016
How do young people participate in decisions that concern them and their involvement at the local level? There are many ways they get involved, not all of which are recognised in formal ways. A new EU-funded project is exploring how the rising generation engages with public debate.
Published: 30 November 2016
Do we really need to test genetically modified food and feed on rats? What risk assessment data do we have, and how can we boost public confidence in conclusions drawn from this input? EU-funded researchers have produced guidance on the consolidation of scientific evidence and put the EU's mandatory rodent feeding trials under the microscope.
Published: 11 October 2016
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
EU-funded researchers have developed and patented tools to make photovoltaic generation more reliable, cost-effective and easier to integrate into the grid, providing a boost to solar power SMEs and helping to make sustainable energy more attractive to businesses and end users. Commercial spin-offs are marketing the results in Europe and beyond.
Published: 6 June 2016
National nuclear energy authorities, operators and researchers continue to collaborate on developing better prevention and mitigation strategies for severe accidents through a network developed by the EU-funded SARNET2 project.
Published: 28 April 2016
Transportation costs affect the price of any goods we buy, so reducing them could help our pockets. Road transportation is becoming more efficient with constant innovations, but what about the railroads?
Published: 19 April 2016
Most vehicles run on petrol or diesel that pollute our cities while emptying our wallets. But this could be about to change. The EU-funded PLUS-MOBY project has developed an electric urban vehicle and mobile fast food van that can be partially solar powered. Soon drivers should be able to charge their vehicle like they charge their phone and use solar power to drive up to 20 km per day.
Published: 15 April 2016
Electric vehicles are a reality, and scientists are now looking ahead. They are exploring new frontiers to make them safer, more reliable, more autonomous and more affordable. European researchers are not short of ideas to address all those issues.
Published: 15 April 2016