Gurney flaps make their way onto helicopter rotor blades
Dating back to 1970, the active Gurney flap (AGF) has been used in race cars and aeroplanes to increase environmental performance by reducing fuel use, carbon emissions and noise. EU-funded researchers successfully demonstrated the technological feasibility and the performance...
Assessment of health technology assessment tools
Scientific and technological advancements in the health care sector make decision making a complex endeavour. Consequently, health technology assessment (HTA) tools are increasingly being used to optimise resource allocation in health care settings.
Graphene allows polymeric solar cells to evolve
More energy from sunlight strikes the Earth in one hour than all the energy consumed by the planet in a single year. Organic solar cell technology exploiting graphene could make harvesting this bounty both efficient and cost effective.
Photocatalysts help Vietnam clean up
Pesticides and herbicides are used around the world but can persist in the environment, contaminating drinking and irrigation water with toxic organic compounds. One example is Vietnam where herbicides and dioxins applied during the Vietnam War entered the water cycle, possibl...
Stromal cell hope for diabetes treatment
Stromal cell therapy research is advancing at an incredible pace, allowing us to hope that a cure for diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer’s will finally become a reality. EU-funded researchers demonstrated this by using mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) for treating diabetes a...