At low temperatures and high pressures, water behaves strangely, becoming two distinct liquids. With a pioneering use of X-ray lasers, the EU-funded WATER project explored the behaviour of water in this liminal realm. The findings have potential to improve fuel cells and desalination technology, and may even aid the search for life on other planets.
With land resources overstretched or polluted, humans are increasingly exploring offshore solutions to onshore problems such as a lack of clean drinking water. The EU-funded MARCAN project has created tools to better understand the characteristics of offshore groundwater which are not well understood. The work will help sustainably develop maritime resources for the benefit of European citizens.
Identifying the specific genetic mutations that cause cancer has always been a challenge. The EU
Materials used in medical implants such as pacemakers and insulin pumps can be hazardous to the body
Physicists have long wondered if the laws of quantum mechanics also apply to the ‘classical’ world
Natural disasters threaten citizens around the world with disruption to essential services, damage