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21 December 2020
Mobility
Last mile delivery: a greener Santa Claus is coming to town
Last mile delivery: a greener Santa Claus is coming to town
With the COVID-19 crisis and a booming e-commerce, parcel delivery services have become a challenge in terms of increased traffic and pollution in urban areas. Electric vehicles, drones and even ...
10 December 2020
Society
Future and emerging technologies grow young talents
Future and emerging technologies grow young talents
Current and former early-career scientists share their stories and tell how Europe has bet on them, making their high-risk research possible: from intelligent wireless sensors with vision abilities to ...
10 November 2020
Society
Nano level microscopy goes into the field
Nano level microscopy goes into the field
Could your smartphone detect the coronavirus on surfaces? European researchers are developing a new generation of optical microscopes for mobile phones where LEDs and tiny detectors in the camera ...
22 September 2020
Bioeconomy
Why the EU’s post-COVID recovery should go bio
Why the EU’s post-COVID recovery should go bio
The bioeconomy could play a significant role in Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, if governments and industries capitalize on shifting demands and priorities, adapt to the new funding ...
17 September 2020
Mobility
Credits: Photo by Andrew Gook on Unsplash
How the Covid-19 pandemic is changing urban mobility
The current necessity of social distancing is re-shaping urban transport. In several cities the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is already evident. Like the 'bike revolution' started in the ...
16 September 2020
Mobility
Covid-19: the resilience of the electric-car market
Covid-19: the resilience of the electric-car market
Despite the lockdown and decreasing car sales, electric vehicles are on the increase. Europe doesn’t want to miss the moment and is boosting the research on technologies that can make electric ...
15 September 2020
Society
A portable device to treat major brain disorders remotely
A portable device to treat major brain disorders remotely
Spanish innovator Ana Maiques has developed a wireless device to treat brain diseases at patients’ homes. Her research has had a considerable boost during the Covid-19 emergency
13 July 2020
Environment
Credits: EU project WADI
Airborne water leak detection using an innovative ‘Triangle method’
Researchers have used planes and drones equipped with multispectral and infrared cameras to detect water losses in pipes in rural areas. The data has been analysed through a pioneering method combining ...
23 June 2020
Mobility
E-ink panels and blockchain-based services: new smart mobility tools tested in Spain
E-ink panels and blockchain-based services: new smart mobility tools tested in Spain
In 2020 Spain declared a national climate emergency. As mobility plays a big role in producing greenhouse gas emissions, Madrid and Barcelona are testing blockchain technology in transport services, ...
14 May 2020
Society
Light-emitting silicon: no longer a “holy grail” for computing
Light-emitting silicon: no longer a “holy grail” for computing
If computers transmitted data using photons instead of electrons, they would perform better and devour less power. European researchers are now studying a new light-emitting alloy of silicon and ...