The diesel ferries used to transport people and vehicles from point A to point B produce a lot of air pollution. But a new all-electric, pollution-free car ferry designed by the EU-funded E-ferry project has proven capable of effectively replacing these diesel models. As a result, passengers across Europe could soon be commuting via sustainable, quiet, and smog-free electric ferries.
Not only is cervical cancer one of the most common cancers in women — it’s also one of the deadliest. In fact, cervical cancer ranks as the third deadliest disease among women worldwide.
By demonstrating that fragility does not preclude catalysts’ use, new EU-funded research helps position renewable energies as a competitive alternative to fossil fuel-based energy sources.
Metal-organic frameworks have the potential to play an important role in the development of sustainable energy solutions. The challenge, however, is figuring out how to best leverage this potential. To help, researchers have developed new synthetic processes for generating sets of structurally fascinating and highly functional materials.
Sheep production in Europe is on the decline - meaning the EU is now importing more sheep meat than ever. That's why an EU-funded project is bringing Europe's leading sheep producing countries together to create new solutions and best practices. As a result, farmers across Europe are already seeing an increase in both sheep production and profitability that will also benefit consumers.
Short Bowel Syndrome is a medical disorder without a cure and with limited treatment options. But one EU-funded project aimed to change this by creating a functional small bowel using a patient’s own cells or tissue. The result has the potential to substantially improve the chances of survival and the standard of living for those suffering from the disorder.
Despite rapid advances in online commerce and digital services, data protection hasn’t evolved much past pins and passwords – both incredibly easy for hackers to access. The challenge is making data dynamic and providing unique user identification and full privacy protection. Can your fingerprint provide the solution?
For much of South Asia, life happens according to the monsoon. But as climate change alters the traditional monsoon seasons, many major urban areas are struggling to survive. To help, new research suggests approaching the problem using a novel paradigm.
Air pollution isn’t just bad for our hearts and lungs – it’s also harmful to our skin. To learn more, three young researchers from across Europe investigated the harmful impact different types of air pollution has on our skin and what we can do to better protect it.
People born with sex characteristics that fail to fit into the typical definitions of male or female often face a lifetime of marginalisation, discrimination and social exclusion. They are also often subjected to potentially harmful surgical procedures. But new EU-funded research aims to change this by providing policymakers with fact-based information about the intersex experience.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on society. To overcome it, research communities must take coordinated actions and share efforts, expertise, and technologies. This is particularly important as Europe works towards developing potential treatments and vaccines for the disease.