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Well-thought-out maintenance of a physical system, whether it is a factory or a wind turbine, can add value to a business. Now the EU, ECSEL Participating States and industry-funded research is helping to introduce a new approach to maintenance technology.
Published: 23 April 2018
EU-funded researchers have developed a sophisticated modelling system capable of gauging the influence of man-made climate change on extreme weather wreaking havoc around the globe, from heat waves and droughts to floods and storm surges.
Published: 19 April 2018
An EU and industry-funded project is helping researchers tap into Europe's treasure trove of electronic health data, saving them time and money in their quest to cure and develop better drugs for debilitating diseases. The effort has already led to promising findings linked to Alzheimer's and obesity.
Published: 17 April 2018
Tiny particles in vehicle exhaust are damaging to human health, but some of these emissions have been too small to accurately measure until now. An EU-funded project is developing innovative technologies to achieve real-time analysis of emissions of ultrafine particles smaller than 23 nanometres.
Published: 12 April 2018
Millions of tonnes of plastic waste enter the world's oceans each year, posing a threat to marine ecosystems and contaminating the food chain with toxic compounds. EU-funded researchers are deploying cutting-edge technologies to prevent and mitigate this growing environmental hazard.
Published: 11 April 2018
Published: 10 April 2018
Nitrogen and pesticides linked to agriculture pose a threat to Europe's freshwater supply. An EU-funded project involving farmers and many other stakeholders is championing joint approaches to preserve this important resource.
Published: 30 March 2018
Many historic buildings in Europe are not energy efficient. Now, EU-funded researchers are developing a web tool on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings that maintains their heritage value and reduces their energy consumption, with an acceptable safety level against deterioration.
Published: 23 March 2018
At a time when consensus on Europe's past is breaking down, EU-funded researchers are rethinking the continent's heritage. The aim is to develop inclusive ways of viewing identity which counteract disaffection and promote civility.
Published: 21 March 2018
An EU-funded project is creating a Europe-wide cultural heritage research infrastructure to provide easier access to scientific facilities, archival information and expertise and to improve training in heritage science.
Published: 19 March 2018