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Online security (known as 'cybersecurity') is one of the biggest challenges that companies face. The problem is that most solutions currently on the market are very expensive and rather ineffective. To change this and to help make companies, and by extension citizens, safer, one EU-funded project is taking a new approach - one that takes into account a wide-range of information, such as social media and blogs.
Published: 24 November 2020
Once the crops are planted, grown and harvested, many agricultural facilities sit unused. But converting them into bioproduction plants could extend their activity year-round - meaning more money for farmers and agriculture-based industries. To help, an EU-funded project developed and demonstrated a range of potential bio-based products that could be produced at these newly converted facilities.
Published: 18 November 2020
The scientific community is expected to be prepared for and react promptly to emerging diseases by funding research and development. But to do so, it needs the unyielding and coordinated support from funding organisations. GloPID-R, an EU-funded global network, leads the way in helping ensure that the fight against all pandemics, present and future, is effective, rapid and leaves no one behind.
Published: 11 November 2020
Hand loss is a disabling condition that negatively affects quality of life, independence, and mobility. Unfortunately, most of the prosthetic hands currently on the market offer limited feeling and a restricted range of motion. But this could soon change, thanks to an EU-funded project that is creating the tools needed to build a more 'life-like' prosthetic hand that will improve the lives of amputees.
Published: 5 November 2020
An EU-funded project has pioneered new techniques to detect and share information about infectious disease outbreaks. These methods will be used in the future to improve public health responses to pandemics. Already, some of the tools devised in the project are being further developed to specifically tackle the spread of COVID-19.
Published: 21 October 2020
An EU-funded project has been making a name for itself with its unique insights into political propaganda and misinformation on social media. The work of this project proves helpful at a time when our societies truly need it most. This is because disinformation keeps spreading online and is threatening the very foundations of our democracies.
Published: 14 October 2020
Sheep production in Europe is on the decline - meaning the EU is now importing more sheep meat than ever. That's why an EU-funded project is bringing Europe's leading sheep producing countries together to create new solutions and best practices. As a result, farmers across Europe are already seeing an increase in both sheep production and profitability that will also benefit consumers.
Published: 21 September 2020
Climate change, pollution, mass tourism, and invasive species are wreaking havoc on large lagoon areas like Venice. To help monitor - and mitigate - the impact these factors have underwater, one EU-funded project is using a swarm of autonomous aquatic robots. As a result, researchers can now take multiple measurements at the same time and from different places, which will be hugely beneficial in the fight against climate change.
Published: 15 September 2020
Harvesting white asparagus relies heavily on manual labour, an expense that places a financial strain on farmers. To address this, an EU-funded project has developed an automated harvesting tool that selectively picks only ripe asparagus and doesnt damage the crop. This saves farmers money, improves crop quality and removes the need for back-breaking work.
Published: 8 September 2020
There are many factors that can influence a building's energy performance that a simulation cannot take into account. This is why one EU-funded project has gathered experience-based input from other building and energy stakeholders on what worked - and what didn't. The result is enbuibench, a platform where users can compare a building's energy use against other buildings with similar characteristics.
Published: 12 August 2020