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17 October 2018
Health
Saving lives during cancer surgery by separating the good from the badSaving lives during cancer surgery by separating the good from the bad

Advances in real-time hyperspectral imaging gives neurosurgeons new precision when operating on the brain, improving patient outcomes

15 October 2018
Society
Levitation becomes a realityLevitation becomes a reality

One day we may not only see, hear and touch devices, but also feel the objects shown on them at the tip of our fingers. Thanks to levitation, 3D items will be created using floating pixels

09 October 2018
Environment
Recycled construction waste: building a more sustainable futureRecycled construction waste: building a more sustainable future

The European construction industry is working towards producing high-quality materials from recycled waste, enhancing the sector’s sustainability and reducing its environmental impact

01 October 2018
Bioeconomy
3D printed bioplastic: the future of construction?3D printed bioplastic: the future of construction?

To date, most 3D printed buildings have been built from concrete. Could bioplastics be a more sustainable option?

17 September 2018
Mobility
Smart city platform to monitor electric mobilitySmart city platform to monitor electric mobility

The focus of this year´s European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September, is “mix and move“, an encouragement for citizens to change how they travel. Boosting electric mobility is crucial for this, and Valladolid, Spain, is testing solutions and aiming to be a “lighthouse” city for clean transport in Europe

17 September 2018
Mobility
Electric mobility: opportunities and challengesElectric mobility: opportunities and challenges

Emissions generated by transport in Europe are still on the rise, while the electric vehicle sector is struggling to take off. The main obstacles to the spread of e-mobility are the limited batteries on the market and the underdeveloped infrastructure

05 September 2018
Society
When science challenges terrorismWhen science challenges terrorism

New studies are developing innovative tools that mix social, psychological and economic factors to study the recruitment process of organised crime and terror groups. The balance between fundamental rights and security is at stake

29 August 2018
Energy
Will blockchain lead to a smarter energy grid?Will blockchain lead to a smarter energy grid?

An interconnected energy system of the future requires decentralised, democratic and resilient electricity trading. Ever more companies are wishing for blockchain technology to become a core feature of the European electricity market

30 July 2018
Energy
Baltic energy systems: synchronisation by 2025Baltic energy systems: synchronisation by 2025

Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined the European Union in 2004, but their grids are still synchronised with Russia and Belarus. Now they have agreed a target date to become a part of the continental Europe’s energy system

30 July 2018
Nano
Microscopic antennas to peer into nano-sized worldsMicroscopic antennas to peer into nano-sized worlds

Affordable and highly sensitive infrared detectors could revolutionise molecular sensing