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Heat from the Earth is in plentiful supply - and innovation could help to reduce the cost and further improve the efficiency of technology for its extraction. An EU-funded project has set out to upgrade shallow geothermal systems and underground thermal storage. Part of the research is conducted in Turkey, where activities focus on the grouting.
Published: 17 May 2019
Nobel Laureate Gérard Mourou helped create the shortest and most intense laser pulses ever generated by humankind, opening up new areas of research and leading to breakthrough medical and industrial applications. EU funding has supported his ongoing work, contributing to a remarkable career which he hopes will serve as an inspiration to budding scientists.
Published: 16 May 2019
An EU-funded project has mapped out and evaluated the non-food, feed and wood 'goods' provided by agricultural and forest land in a bid to improve support under the EU's common agricultural policy and boost citizen involvement in the provision of public goods.
Published: 15 May 2019
The Great Recession and the European debt crisis caused grave and ongoing damage to European economies. Now an EU-funded group of researchers is advocating policy solutions that could place the EU on the path to faster innovation, lower inequality, higher employment and sustainable growth.
Published: 10 May 2019
Solar cells made with the mineral perovskite are very attractive as a means of producing green energy, largely because of their low cost. An EU-funded project set out to optimise these potentially revolutionary components to help bring renewable energy to a broader market.
Published: 8 May 2019
An EU-funded project collected, digitalised and analysed huge amounts of climate data from 1900 to 2010, revealing climate change clues and building global models that could help anticipate extreme weather, potentially saving lives.
Published: 6 May 2019
EU-funded researchers are applying analytical methods originally devised for problems in statistical physics to understand a range of complex systems from transport networks and electricity grids to quantum computers and even classical mythology.
Published: 3 May 2019
EU-funded researchers have developed three innovative devices that will help doctors to diagnose sepsis more quickly and with greater precision, save lives and improve patients' chances of recovery from the deadly disease.
Published: 2 May 2019
An EU-funded project carried out research into a hybrid propulsion engine that can transfer satellites into orbit more cost-effectively and with less pollution than other systems, ensuring Europe has independent, environmentally friendly access to space.
Published: 30 April 2019
An EU-funded project has developed a blood-cell analysis device that helps doctors and scientists better understand the causes and mechanics of rare forms of anaemia - potentially speeding up the development of new treatments adjusted to the needs of patients with these diseases.
Published: 25 April 2019