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02 March 2021
Society
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Touching the air may be possible with new research on haptics
The sense of touch has been mostly neglected so far in technology. However, research in haptics applied to virtual and augmented realities is opening up new possibilities in endless fields, from surgery to gaming.
25 February 2021
Energy
Brexit and the UK’s decarbonisation efforts: a hit or a miss?
Brexit and the UK’s decarbonisation efforts: a hit or a miss?
Post-Brexit is a challenging era for the United Kingdom's climate and environmental policy. Some experts believe that the new situation will speed up the country’s plans while others worry ...
23 February 2021
Mobility
Electric cars - Making the move from niche to mainstream
Electric cars - Making the move from niche to mainstream
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) are gaining in popularity among Europe’s car buyers, but their high cost is holding them back from wider acceptance. However, developments in technology, particularly ...
15 February 2021
Mobility
Shifting to 800-volt systems: Why boosting motor power could be the key to better electric cars
Shifting to 800-volt systems: Why boosting motor power could be the key to better electric cars
The latest results from research on 800-volt battery-driven vehicles show that this could lead to smaller, lighter, and more environmentally friendly motors. Cars using these powertrains could also be ...
01 February 2021
Health
Breast cancer: innovative 3D device to boost research on metastasis
Breast cancer: innovative 3D device to boost research on metastasis
European researchers are working on a novel hybrid device to better understand the metastatic process of cancer cells travelling from breast to bone and fast screen new drugs against it
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
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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 ...