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Recent outbreaks of a plant bacterium have led to losses in olive and almond orchards in southern Europe. Known as Xylella fastidiosa (XF), there is no known cure. An EU-funded project is making major strides in improving prevention, early detection and control of the disease, aiming to avoid further economic damage and to save jobs.
Published: 13 June 2019
An EU-funded project is developing a blueprint for the design of low-cost approach to behaviour analysis in public places, while respecting individuals' right to privacy. Such systems could be used for gauging crowd size and monitoring crowd flows for public safety and commercial purposes, for example.
Published: 13 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
A leading challenge to Holocaust research is that archival source material tends to be dispersed across Europe and beyond. To remedy this, an EU-funded project created an online database and collaborative network for Holocaust researchers.
Published: 23 April 2019
Rising temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic will have local and global consequences. But adapting to such changes requires tracking them first. EU-funded researchers are merging Arctic observation systems into a unified network. The results will help determine what is happening and what we can do about it.
Published: 26 March 2019
Your hearing's shot, your memory is playing up, and your eyesight isn't what it used to be... Many of us will develop two or more of these impairments as we age. Their combined effect on older persons' ability to cope is greater than the sum of its parts, say EU-funded researchers who are working on ways to attenuate this joint impact.
Published: 13 March 2019
An EU-funded project is developing software, based on artificial intelligence, that enables robots to more effectively interact with autistic children in human-led therapy sessions, helping to improve their social and communication skills.
Published: 12 March 2019
With the rise of the internet as a source of information, researchers have struggled with citation standards for referencing source documents. An EU-funded project is developing a solution for European and global e-research infrastructures to enable more open science.
Published: 11 March 2019
We know more about the dark side of the moon and the surface of Mars than we do about our deep ocean environments. EU-funded research is shedding more light on the darkest depths of the North Atlantic maritime region. A better understanding of deep-sea habitats will inform the sustainable management of this vital resource.
Published: 26 February 2019
An international research consortium established with EU funding is improving marine-based research in the Arctic Ocean. Its aim is to help fight climate change, ensure economic growth and secure Europe's future.
Published: 25 February 2019