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A green digital currency built on trust

From their colossal carbon footprint to their expensive and complex application, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are marred by numerous problems. The EU-funded AT2 project is taking a new, minimalist approach to decentralised payments. The result is a new class of blockchain algorithms that could offer citizens a cleaner, simpler payment system.

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Helping land managers make sense of remote sensing data

The huge amount of environmental information available to decision makers can be overwhelming. The EU-funded LANDSUPPORT project developed an easy-to-use web platform that combines satellite, drone and remote sensing data with cutting-edge models. Using this, farmers, policymakers and even citizens can easily find relevant information and make informed environmental choices.

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Where our senses meet technology

We interact with technology on a daily basis, but almost entirely through our eyes and ears. The EU-funded SenseX project has unveiled a multisensory experience design. This new approach offers citizens technology that incorporates all their senses.

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Artificial intelligence accelerates the hunt for cancer drivers

Identifying the specific genetic mutations that cause cancer has always been a challenge. The EU-funded NONCODRIVERS project offers a solution with a pioneering approach that applies machine learning based modelling to tumour data. This could lead to more personalised therapies that save the lives of thousands of citizens every year.

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Quantum spookiness materialises in the macroworld

Physicists have long wondered if the laws of quantum mechanics also apply to the ‘classical’ world. The EU-funded CAVITYQPD project has shown quantum entanglement between macroscale objects. Harnessing the quantum behaviour of everyday objects could propel citizens from the digital to the quantum age, facilitating our lives with vastly more sophisticated technologies.

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Putting data privacy back in the hands of EU citizens

If data is the new gold, it’s only fair that its rightful owners can use and share it as they please. A novel Privacy-Enhanced Dashboard has been developed by the EU-funded PoSeID-on project. This will make it easier for EU citizens to exercise greater control over their personal data, across a wide range of public and private services.

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Solving the papyrus puzzle

The ancient Egyptians left behind a plethora of papyri containing valuable written information but most of these have remained unpublished and unstudied. The EU-funded ELEPHANTINE project has created a large database and a new software solution that could soon change this. This could allow for a much better understanding of some of the world’s most fascinating ancient civilisations.

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Building a cloud-based hub for all things research

The EU is developing a dedicated cloud repository for all the scientific research happening in Europe. To ensure easy access to and reuse of this information, the EU-funded EOSC-hub project developed an intuitive user interface and other tools. Researchers can now take advantage of the wealth of information already stored on the cloud, ultimately benefiting citizens as science becomes more open.

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New interface makes open Earth Observation data truly open

Earth Observation data is information about Earth’s physical, chemical and biological systems, often coming from satellites. The EU-funded openEO project developed a new interface to help users access, process and compare data from different providers. This is an important step towards allowing communication between platforms from different providers, benefiting researchers and citizens.

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