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An EU-funded project explored how political, spatial and social factors shape segregation and mobility in two contrasting national contexts: Sweden and Israel. A new transport modelling tool, published findings and a film are helping to inform policymakers.
Published: 23 May 2018
What do we mean by randomness? EU-funded researchers have come up with new insights into the nature of randomness that could ultimately have application in fields as diverse as lotteries and cryptography.
Published: 18 May 2018
Thanks to the algorithms that are being developed by an EU-funded project, scientists have an easier time finding the information they need to more efficiently design new proteins that can be used, for example, in the development of new medicines.
Published: 16 May 2018
An EU-funded research project is using state-of-the-art visual data and co-mapping exercises to better understand the impact of social exclusion and displacement among marginalised indigenous youth in Santiago, Chile. A better understanding of their lives could feed into programmes to better meet their needs and expectations.
Published: 2 May 2018
New high-tech filter designs and technology developed by EU-funded researchers for use in salt-water purifiers could solve one of the most intractable problems on the planet - providing clean, affordable drinking water to millions who lack access.
Published: 16 April 2018
Challenges facing rural regions include few higher educational opportunities and lack of public transport, healthcare and shops. An EU-funded project combines research and training to help entrepreneurs improve life in such areas so as to encourage young people to stay and persuade those who have left to return.
Published: 9 February 2018
Rising temperatures due to climate change are reducing crop yields, which compromises food security. EU-funded researchers are working to make wheat less susceptible to heat so that it remains a safe and reliable food source.
Published: 1 February 2018
Good news for particularly busy bumblebees: you're not putting your immune systems at risk with all that hard work. EU-funded research has established that foraging motivation and other traits vary among individuals and colonies of the species, but that these differences dont seem to affect their ability to fend off disease.
Published: 3 January 2018
With demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduates far outstripping supply in Europe, the EU-funded STEM4youth project is taking these subjects back to the classroom, along with a dose of fun, to show teenagers that science can be sexy, and that it is central to many careers, from marketing analyst to ethics expert and zoologist.
Published: 21 November 2017
When planning for the mobile networks of the future, the energy to power them is not the most obvious challenge. But the surge in capacity will require an energy solution, and preferably an eco-friendly and sustainable one. The EU-funded SCAVENGE project plans to appropriate energy from elsewhere using innovative hardware.
Published: 21 November 2017