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Most stars today can be found in giant, dead ellipticals which have long been considered by scientists the end of an evolutionary line for galaxies. How these galaxies formed and died so quickly has been an open question. The ConTExt project provides an explanation that is already paving the way to a new generation of astronomical studies.


New scanning technique identifies the most aggressive tumours for treatment

Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in EU countries after cardiovascular diseases. The EU-funded uPET project developed a new scanning technique to locate and identify those tumours which present the greatest risk. The technique has been successfully tested on 400 patients and will support more targeted therapies.

Virtual cities enable city planners to test ideas and solutions

Europe’s cities create vast amounts of data, most of which isn’t used by urban planners and policymakers in their decision-making. The EU-funded DUET project created computer replicas of city systems to harness this information and transform cities for the better. The work will help with urban management and the evolution of ‘Smart Cities’ across Europe.