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Building bridges rather than walls

European national histories are often taught as isolated narratives that emphasise conflict rather than cooperation. But recently, EU-funded researchers used historical exhibitions and digital technologies to remind Europeans just how much history and culture they share. A custom-designed Android app, for example, now helps visitors explore London's National Gallery.

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Oral poetry as an expression of the creativity we all share

Are you creative? It would be surprising if you were not: it is human nature to find new ways of looking at things, even if we are not all gifted in the arts. EU-funded research into oral poetry has concluded that the mechanisms driving verbal creativity are universal - although the novelties it shapes are culturally dependent.

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Electronic music plug-in is laying down new beats

An EU-funded project has developed a software tool composers and producers of beat-driven electronic music can use to generate loops of chord sequences. This enables them to create entrancing soundscapes while turning up the volume on Europe's competitiveness in the music production software market.

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Our handwritten past, automatically transcribed

The historical documents lovingly preserved in the world's archives still have a lot to tell us - and unlocking the secrets of the handwritten ones has recently become easier. EU-funded researchers have made innovative automated transcription and indexing technology freely available, boosting Europe's research capabilities.

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Our handwritten past, automatically transcribed

The historical documents lovingly preserved in the world's archives still have a lot to tell us - and unlocking the secrets of the handwritten ones has recently become easier. EU-funded researchers have made innovative automated transcription and indexing technology freely available, boosting Europe's research capabilities.

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