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"It's very rare that computer scientists think about the definition of 'resilience', or get to work with the users of a tool," says Shadrock Roberts of the Kenyan non-profit social enterprise Ushahidi, a partner in the COMRADES project. But this is precisely what happened when a diverse consortium of researchers got together to create a platform to support community resilience during a crisis.
Published: 23 May 2018
Water scarcity in the Mediterranean, South America, Africa... It is a growing global problem, as climate change pressure mounts and inefficiencies in water use and treatment continue, particularly in water-intensive industries. An EU-backed team - working with international partners - has developed an innovative, low-cost inorganic wastewater treatment using agricultural and industrial leftovers.
Published: 15 May 2018
From cars and planes to medical scanners, many features of modern life rely on multiple internal electronic systems. At the same time, the availability of multi-core computing platforms is a breakthrough for system and application integration. The ARTEMIS/ECSEL-JU and industry co-funded project EMC2 has developed tools to run real-time applications of mixed criticality into multi-core computing systems which increase efficiency while maintaining safety and function.
Published: 26 April 2018
An EU and industry-funded project has built ground-breaking software that automates communication between Internet-enabled digital devices, potentially cutting engineering costs by up to 75 % or more. The software is already in use across Europe, saving consumers money and benefitting the environment.
Published: 26 April 2018
It's sleek. It's fast. It's green, and that's not just the colour of the hull. EU-funded researchers have developed an award-winning battery electric commuter ferry that can reach up to 30 knots - an impressive speed, which many had deemed unattainable for such a vessel.
Published: 20 April 2018
Published: 10 April 2018
EU-funded researchers are developing art-based methods of promoting reflection and dialogue on contentious aspects of Europe's cultural heritage. Transmission of these methods aims to increase inclusiveness and foster convivial relations, thereby helping to shape European imagination.
Published: 14 March 2018
The extent to which national museums take into account competing social and political tensions could have an impact on social cohesion, say EU-funded researchers. These findings reinforce the importance of culture in achieving social harmony and helping countries move on from difficult times in their past.
Published: 8 March 2018
Shopping centres from Italy to Norway have undergone radical retrofitting as part of an EU-funded project seeking to re-conceptualise commercial buildings as lighthouses of energy-efficient architectures and systems.
Published: 21 February 2018
Published: 14 February 2018