Frontier research (ERC)
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Stressed plants typically stop growing. An EU-funded project has developed and is applying an innovative approach to generate drought-resistant plants that continue to grow. This could play an important role in ensuring food security in areas where water is scarce.
Published: 23 September 2019
Cutting-edge science can be difficult for the general public to understand, so an EU-funded project has turned to the power of visual storytelling to develop an innovative form of science communication.
Published: 7 August 2019
EU-funded researchers have discovered new families of proteins and enzymes that will enable the development of novel plant-based biomaterials, potentially providing viable sustainable and renewable alternatives to plastics and other fossil-fuel-derived materials and chemicals.
Published: 2 August 2019
EU-funded researchers planted, harvested, processed and analysed the life cycle of woody crops to establish how efficient and environmentally friendly they are as a source of fuel for electricity and heat.
Published: 17 June 2019
We are all made of stardust! But what is cosmic dust and how is it made? An EU-funded project is recreating cosmic dust by simulating interstellar conditions in the laboratory and developing innovative processes that could lead to benefits for communication, transport and nanotechnology - boosting industry's competitiveness.
Published: 15 April 2019
How to demonstrate why funding frontier research matters and how it improves our lives? An EU-funded project is taking up the challenge using multimedia campaigns to highlight research on cities, food, longevity, sensory experiences, music and artificial intelligence.
Published: 3 January 2019
The exposure this year of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws in computer processors has given added urgency to the work of an EU-funded project to protect systems against 'side-channel' attacks.
Published: 4 December 2018
Key nutrients can improve vision both in ageing and in healthy eyes, according to EU-funded research. Doctors are now prescribing supplements of these nutrients, while the researchers are investigating other possible health benefits.
Published: 22 November 2018
An EU-funded project is exploring what keeps people committed to a task even when they get bored, distracted or are tempted to stop. The findings could foster productivity-boosting strategies, improve robot-human interactions and even help treat borderline personality disorder.
Published: 21 September 2018
EU-funded research is developing advanced modelling tools to help assess the full extent of the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans and how it is affecting the marine environment. The tools will help policymakers design targeted measures to address a big and growing issue.
Published: 20 April 2018