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  • Going the extra mile with batteries that breatheexternal link
    <img hspace="5" vspace="5" border="1" align='left' width='100px' height='auto' border="0" src="http://ec.europa.eu:80/research/headlines/news/images/27_02_15_small.jpg" alt="">A major challenge facing full electric vehicles is the limited range between charges. An EU-backed project has designed a new-generation battery that can potentially power a car for up to 500 km, instead of the current 150 km, before needing to be recharged. This breakthrough could encourage more people to buy electric veh...
  • Engineering longer lives for bridgesexternal link
    <img hspace="5" vspace="5" border="1" align='left' width='100px' height='auto' border="0" src="http://ec.europa.eu:80/research/headlines/news/images/25_02_15_small.jpg" alt="">Bridges are an integral part of today's road and rail transport network, but maintaining them puts significant strain on public finances. The EU-funded project Long Life Bridges has found a way to keep them safe at lower cost. It has also built a prototype of a device designed to extend the lifetime of bridge cables.

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