Cleaner power from coal
An EU-funded consortium is working on increasing the efficiency and reliability of coal-fired power plants in India and Turkey.
Quantifying human nucleoporins
Nuclear pores allow the transport of thousands of water-soluble molecules per minute across the nuclear envelope. An EU project revealed the structure of the nuclear pore complex (NPC) by quantifying its building blocks.
Aircraft drag reduction inspired by nature
Under certain flight conditions, the outer feathers on the upper side of a bird's wing tend to pop up similar to self-adaptive flaps on aircraft wings. Scientists are exploiting this phenomenon in new technology to reduce drag, fuel consumption and emissions.
Teamwork advances micro- and nanomanufacturing
The global market for multi-functional miniaturised products in fields from biomedicine to energy is increasing at a rapid rate. Identification of key enabling technologies (KETs) and alliances to fully exploit them will boost EU competitiveness and socioeconomic well-being.
Chromatin structure and DNA repair
Chromatin structure is highly dynamic and varies according to the task during genome maintenance, especially during the onslaught of DNA damage. An EU project is unravelling the mechanics of DNA damage response (DDR) and its significance in disease.
Fusion technology boosting European industry
Under an EU-funded initiative, a network of brokers worked together to identify novel uses of technology that were developed as part of the European fusion energy programme.