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An EU-funded project promoted knowledge and skills exchange between Europe and China in the field of robotics. As a result, researchers have come up with a prototype smart rescue robot that could improve cooperation between humans and robots in disaster situations - helping to save lives.
Published: 6 March 2019
The problem of plastic pollution has grown to devastating proportions. EU-funded research is supporting the development and large-scale production of an eco-friendly replacement for plastic bags that should help significantly reduce plastic waste.
Published: 4 March 2019
Coastal waters around the world are under threat from land-based pollutants that affect water quality, marine ecosystems and tourism. An EU-funded project is creating an IT-based platform to support applications that use earth observation (EO) to monitor coastal waters.
Published: 31 January 2019
The European Union has established stringent requirements for the monitoring from space of man-made greenhouse gases (GHGs). An EU-funded project is developing a miniaturised spectrometer to be mounted on small satellites. This will enable scientists to meet the specifications for GHG monitoring and ultimately help us to better understand climate change.
Published: 28 January 2019
Conventional methods of mapping the sea floor are slow and expensive. EU-funded researchers used satellite-derived techniques combined with crowd-sourced depth soundings to map large areas quickly and at lower cost.
Published: 18 January 2019
Researchers from Germany and the United Kingdom have been recognised for cutting-edge innovations that could help make fusion power a commercial reality - a highly stress-resistant metal and robots with mini yet mighty laser heads.
Published: 11 January 2019
Protecting large crowds is a key public safety priority. An EU-funded project has developed an evacuation platform to support responders in guiding crowds away from danger should an emergency arise, thereby saving lives.
Published: 10 January 2019
An EU-funded project is looking to increase the capacity of robots to set themselves goals and develop skills autonomously. This could boost EU competitiveness in the field of artificial intelligence and advance understanding of learning processes.
Published: 7 January 2019
Advanced imaging technologies are revolutionising biological and biomedical science. An EU-funded project enabled researchers worldwide to better access cutting-edge biological and medical imaging technologies, to accelerate the great societal benefits this technological revolution will provide.
Published: 12 December 2018
An EU-funded project is driving innovation and commercial interest in novel magnet technologies that are set to play a key role in deepening our understanding of the universe by means of a planned major upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
Published: 11 December 2018