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Give us a twirl: virtual garment prototypes on the move

Dreaming up new clothes? Animation techniques shaped by EU-funded researchers can show you how your designs would turn out by simulating the behaviour of the yarn in the fabric. A spin-off is about to launch a first product based on this approach, for use in the fashion industry – potentially boosting its competitiveness. Source: Research…
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2019-07-31 0

A monitoring system for carbon dioxide emissions

A transparent system for monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions is needed to support climate-change mitigation goals. To this end, an EU-funded project is combining satellite and ground-based data with Earth system modelling to provide detailed information about worldwide anthropogenic CO2 emissions and their evolution over time. Source: Research Information Centre A monitoring system for carbon…
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2019-07-31 0

Anyone for cricket?

  A Dutch-Danish consortium believes Europeans and northern Americans will soon eat insects again like the Romans. Eureka spotted a sector worth gambling on. Source: EUREKA News Anyone for cricket?


2019-07-30 0

Phages, a bacteria killer with a twis…

Putting a fresh spin on the proverb ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend’, EU-funded researchers have developed and tested an innovative treatment for infections caused by antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, which have developed into a major public health threat. This new weapon is a cocktail of bacteria-killing viruses called ‘phages’. Source: Research Information Centre Phages,…
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2019-07-30 0

Putting smartphones at the centre of online security

An EU-funded project has launched a smartphone-centric authentication platform securely connecting all online accounts with a user’s identity, putting an end to having to remember myriad PINs and passwords. This could help protect against hacking and boost confidence in online commerce amid privacy concerns. Source: Research Information Centre Putting smartphones at the centre of online…
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2019-07-30 0

Should central bankers fight inflation or go for growth?

Since 1998, the European Central Bank’s priority has been to maintain price stability in the euro area. However, EU-funded researchers have proposed that central bankers should place more emphasis on boosting the economy in difficult times. The project’s recommendations could feed into policies for a more prosperous Europe. Source: Research Information Centre Should central bankers…
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2019-07-29 0

A pan-European approach to research on radioactive waste management

The European Commission is supporting a new European Joint research Programme on radioactive waste management, building on the far-reaching results of an EU-funded project that explored how best to pool resources, expertise and research and development efforts for the safe, efficient and secure treatment and storage of radioactive waste. Source: Research Information Centre A pan-European…
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2019-07-29 0

Directed polymorphism may lead to better treatments

In the field of pharmaceuticals, the term ‘polymorphism’ refers to the existence of a single substance in two or more crystalline forms. These different forms can vary widely in their efficacy, bioavailability and even toxicity. An EU-funded project is working to develop a method for directing polymorphism in pharmaceutical compounds, thus promising better drug treatments…
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2019-07-25 0

Mimicking lizard skin to save energy on an industrial scale

An EU-funded project is set to drive the commercial development of breakthrough laser-engineered products inspired by the unique skin and scale textures of animals and insects, potentially leading to entirely new applications across industry, energy and medicine. Source: Research Information Centre Mimicking lizard skin to save energy on an industrial scale


2019-07-25 0

Bio Africa Convention 2019

This international convention provides a platform to showcase bio-innovations from the broader biotech community of the Africa, creating an enabling environment for commercialization of local innovations. Source: EUREKA News Bio Africa Convention 2019


2019-07-24 0