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Published: 13 February 2017
An EU-funded project is developing two new deep-water gliders that would expand the ability of scientists and industry to measure the environmental impact of commercial activities such as drilling for oil and gas at sea. The autonomous gliders, sort of deep-sea drones, would also be able to extract better and more meaningful data from greater depths. The insights gained from improved ocean monitoring would contribute to the management of maritime resources.
Published: 24 January 2017
Published: 23 January 2017
You might think that part-human, part-machine cyborgs belong only in fiction, but adding a bit of technology into your body could help prop it up as it ages, as researchers are demonstrating with the development of artificial retinas to improve deteriorating vision.
Published: 12 January 2017
In a fish farm in the west of Scotland around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year. Marine biologists think todays European aquaculture can become more imaginative, more profitable, more efficient and more sustainable.
Published: 22 December 2016
Nanocarriers are tiny substances that can be used to transport other materials, such as drugs, to specific areas of the body. The EU-funded TARGETCARE project plans to use them to treat joint and intervertebral disc diseases - improving patients' mobility and quality of life.
Published: 19 December 2016
Published: 7 December 2016
People with Type 1 diabetes could one day see the faulty cells in their pancreas either restored to health or replaced with new ones thanks to new research that could improve the lives of millions of people around Europe.
Published: 2 December 2016
For sufferers of primary immune deficiencies, every infection contracted could lead to a serious or debilitating illness. EU scientists have their sights set on a cure for the most severe forms of the disease's 200 variations, and have already had very positive results in clinical trials. The findings could also help treat other conditions.
Published: 28 November 2016
Plastics are still made from petrochemicals that take their toll on the environment. But this could be about to change. Thanks to the EU-funded BioConSepT project, it is now feasible to make plastics from renewable resources such as wood and straw. Industry could soon be making plastic bags and bottles using chemicals derived from agricultural waste.
Published: 10 October 2016