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Artificial intelligence with the strength of steel 30-12-00 

The optimisation of modern blast furnace operations involves the real-time analysis of a quantity of data which is quite simply beyond the capacity of human beings. With that in mind, and with the support of the European Union, France's Usinor has developed a knowledge-based system in which a unified approach to data collection and interpretation, and operating strategy has yielded significant improvements in a centuries-old technology.
 

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Preparing for the Global Challenges of 2020 30-12-00 

Hamburg - one of the major centres of the Airbus industrial complex - will be hosting Aeronautics Days 2001, from 29 to 31 January. This red-letter event will be the occasion to present the main lines of a new ambitious strategy within the European Research Area and to chart the future of European aeronautics. The objective over the next two decades is to equip the European Union with a global air transport system able to meet the challenges of the projected growth in the world market while strengthening the remarkable position currently enjoyed by European aeronautics. We summarise the issues at stake in this priority European field.
 

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Construction industry - Impetus for innovation 19-06-00 

The construction sector is the European Union's number one employer, representing 11% of its GDP and making it a leader on world export markets. But when it comes to innovation, it is a sector which has traditionally lagged behind. Now, thanks to the impetus of European research, a fair wind is blowing the industry towards new horizons.
 

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Construction industry - When the earth moves 19-06-00 

Shock-resistant constructions. Buildings which return to their original shape after an earthquake. 'Shock-absorbers' which damp the energy impacting at sensitive points in buildings. These and other anti-earthquake technologies are at the heart of many research projects.
 

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Digital orthopaedics 24-01-00 

Dilaco - Brite-EuRam/CRAFT - five partners from four countries (France, Belgium, Germany, Italy).
 

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Lasers and cultural heritage 24-01-00 

Laserart - Standards, Measurements and Testing - five partners from four countries (France, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom).
 

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Plasma conquering the textile industry 24-01-00 

European scientists and industrialists working on the Plasmatex project are on the point of demonstrating the feasibility of a technology of the future: textile processing using plasmas at atmospheric pressure. This development meets new needs in a sector where Europe is still very active.
 

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Accurate, affordable pH control 15-12-99 

State of the art pH monitoring and control systems, at an affordable price for SMEs.
 

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Aluminium strong rival to steel 15-12-99 

Investigation of the use of lightweight aluminium alloys to replace steel in automotive body panels.
 

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An end to misty eyes 15-12-99 

Standard methods for testing the fogging resistance of industrial eye protectors.
 

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