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More flexible and efficient devices are the goal for EU-funded researchers who are championing transprecision computing - a revolutionary computer programming paradigm that saves time and energy by cutting out unnecessary levels of accuracy.
Published: 22 February 2019
An EU and industry-funded project is working on the development of bio-based smart food packaging that will reduce waste by monitoring and extending shelf-life, while being compostable, biodegradable or recyclable - good for the environment. It has already developed biodegradable packaging that incorporates an oxygen sensor to monitor shelf-life.
Published: 18 February 2019
An EU-funded project is building on the development of an upper-limb prosthesis controlled by the nervous system, which restores amputees' natural sensations and intuitive limb control. The aim is to create and market a similar solution for people who have lost lower limbs.
Published: 13 February 2019
It is widely accepted that the climate is changing and that the impact of this is likely to be severe. EU-funded research has proposed various pathways for adapting to climate change through an integrated and cross-sector approach.
Published: 13 February 2019
European farmers need to meet increasing crop demand while reducing fertiliser use and adapting to changing rainfall patterns. The EU-funded SOLACE project will provide new crop varieties and innovations in management to help them use water and nutrients more efficiently.
Published: 7 February 2019
Published: 6 February 2019
Substances that trigger prolonged immune responses contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. An EU-funded project is identifying these substances and the underlying mechanisms involved, opening the door to new management strategies for chronic inflammatory diseases.
Published: 4 February 2019
Novel therapies being developed by EU- and industry-funded researchers could prevent and cure rheumatoid arthritis by tackling the autoimmune disease in the very early stages, before debilitating symptoms occur.
Published: 1 February 2019
In November 2014, the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission landed a probe on a comet - a first for such a feat. An EU-funded project used Rosetta data to learn more about the comet in order to better understand the universe we live in.
Published: 31 January 2019
The historical documents lovingly preserved in the world's archives still have a lot to tell us - and unlocking the secrets of the handwritten ones has recently become easier. EU-funded researchers have made innovative automated transcription and indexing technology freely available, boosting Europe's research capabilities.
Published: 30 January 2019