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An EU-funded project has achieved some of the highest efficiencies ever recorded for a solar module, paving the way for broader commercial deployment of concentrator photovoltaic systems to help drive Europe's transition to renewable energy.
Published: 17 April 2019
Coronary heart disease is a leading cause of death worldwide, but identifying those at high risk remains difficult. EU-funded research has helped identify new biomarkers that will improve diagnosis and lead to new and better treatment options.
Published: 12 April 2019
Transliteracy, or the ability to read, write and interact across diverse platforms, tools and media including print, radio, TV and digital channels, has come to symbolise the gap emerging between modernity and tradition, and how this plays out in schools and society. International research has now shed light on what has become one of the hottest subjects today; the evolution of learning in the transmedia digital age, and how it affects (and is affected by) youths.
Published: 11 April 2019
A wide variety of conditions can affect the brain, complicating patients' interaction with the world around them. Although the psychosocial difficulties faced by people living with such illnesses are often underestimated, an EU-funded project has revealed they are often similar across a wider range of mental disorders. Thus, more general and cross-cutting approaches can help to mitigate a wide range of common disease-associated psychosocial problems. Greater awareness of this should help improve patient care.
Published: 10 April 2019
The effects of climate change are most apparent in the Arctic where sea ice loss is having far-reaching socio-economic consequences. EU-funded research brought together an international team of experts to advance understanding of the region's transformation and its potential global impact.
Published: 9 April 2019
A smart system developed by EU-funded researchers for assessing the structural health of buildings in near real time could help save lives, time, and money in the aftermath of a natural or manmade disaster.
Published: 8 April 2019
In physical cosmology, the term 'cosmic inflation' refers to the potential accelerated expansion of space in the early universe. An EU-funded project is using satellite and other ground-based facilities to model cosmological phenomena to further the study of cosmic inflation.
Published: 8 April 2019
Through a series of recommendations encouraging local stakeholders to explore environmental, social and economic issues in rural land management, EU-funded researchers have set out new ways in which agriculture and forestry could become more sustainable.
Published: 3 April 2019
Shifts in globalisation, new transport routes, demography and use of natural resources will all play a role in the changing landscape of the Earth's polar regions amid global warming. An EU-funded project seeks to track their impact to help inform EU policy.
Published: 2 April 2019
Multi-country clinical trials have significant advantages but the practicalities of setting them up and managing them can be daunting. An EU-funded project involving 23 countries contributed to the ongoing development of an infrastructure that offers hands-on support and boosts Europe's capacity for life-saving research.
Published: 1 April 2019