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Issue 60 of the research*eu results magazine – Coping with the forces beneath the Earth’s crust

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Issue 60 of the research*eu results magazine – Coping with the forces beneath the Earth’s crust
Europe in certainly not the region of the world with the highest number of earthquakes or volcanic activity, especially when compared to Indonesia or Japan. Yet, two Members-States Italy and Greece appear in the top 12 of the countries with the most seismic activity since 1900. Lately in January, Rome and Florence were stricken by four earthquakes, only months after the country witnessed its strongest seismic disaster which killed as many as 300 of its citizens.

Europe is also prey to volcanic eruptions. In December 2016, Italian supervolcano Campi Flegrei started to show signs of awakening, whilst the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in 2010, after 200 years of inactivity, resulted in the largest air-traffic shut-down since World War II.

In the face of such threats, it has become clear that the European scientific community cannot rest on its laurels. The three main branches of seismic research monitoring instruments for better predictions, technologies for more resistant infrastructure and solutions to better bounce back from disasters raise hope that, when the next disaster strikes, our societies will be better equipped to face it.

This issue of the research*eu Results Magazine explores some of the most recent breakthroughs brought about by these research funding programmes, from building enhancements to economic asset protection, increased scientific cooperation, technologies to help emergency response units, advanced monitoring techniques and better understanding of natural phenomena surrounding earthquakes.

Other topics in this edition include the following highlights:

- A novel bispecific antibody therapy against colorectal cancer
- Exploring the Victorian craze over the fear of cats
- Accurate condition monitoring for aero engines
- Reaching global warming targets under ice-free Arctic summers requires zero emissions by 2045
- Turning manure into gold
- Plastic chip detects waterborne viruses
- Developing tools to enhance human memory
- New insight into galaxy and star formations
- Scanning skyrmions unconventionally

The research*eu results magazine is the main source of information for all findings related to EU-funded science projects. It covers a large spectrum of topics including biology and medicine, environment, energy, transport, ICT, industrial technologies, social sciences and space. It is published 10 times per year in English.

For more information, sign up for a free subscription and to download the new edition, please visit: http://cordis.europa.eu/research-eu/magazine_en.html

Source: Based on information from the research*eu results magazine n°60

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