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Although social media has infiltrated our daily lives and become a powerful tool it is not always put to good use. EU-funded research is looking at how the Islamic State group has used social media to promote the terrorist agenda and attract followers - and aims to shape policy to counter this movement.
Published: 17 April 2019
Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death. Technology from an EU-funded project could guide surgery to remove pancreatic tumours and target post-operative radiotherapy to cancerous cells, improving patients' chances of survival.
Published: 16 April 2019
Even for populations that already had access to landlines, smartphones have revolutionised work and play. Imagine how they could transform life in isolated communities that may currently rely just on rare radio contacts… An EU-funded project developed a low-cost way to provide 3G coverage in remote areas, along with a new business case for operators.
Published: 11 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
How do people behave in a world connected by technology? What mechanisms shape the actions and reactions of large groups? And how could they be explored through controlled experiments? EU-funded researchers have generated new knowledge to inform the development of a behaviour simulator.
Published: 5 April 2019
Ongoing progress towards a Cooperative Intelligent Transport System (C-ITS) will require precise positioning capabilities. EU-funded research has made it possible to achieve precision positioning with an accuracy of up to 25cm using combined technologies.
Published: 1 April 2019
Co-funded by the EU and Europe's National Research and Education Networks (NRENs), the GÉANT network provides computing infrastructure and high-speed data connections between EU countries and beyond, enabling researchers to quickly and securely transfer large amounts of data all over the world.
Published: 28 March 2019
An EU-funded project has fostered in-depth dialogue between Europe and Russia on stepping up scientific collaboration. With a focus on specialised Russian facilities that are of interest to European researchers, it has resulted in a set of practical recommendations on how best to proceed.
Published: 27 March 2019
An EU-funded project is developing a new generation of solar panels that can be part of traditional house elements like roofs, windows and glass facades. The innovative solar panels can be integrated so well in a building that they are not even visible. This will encourage the take-up of solar energy by European consumers and give the European construction industry a competitive advantage.
Published: 26 March 2019