A game theoretic perspective on network dynamics
Statistical physics has been proven to offer a theoretical framework to describe phenomena outside the realm of traditional physics. Recently, EU-funded scientists attempted to model collective phenomena emerging from the interactions of individuals in complex networks.
Amino acids lend palladium a hand
Palladium is adept at activating otherwise inert carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bonds, but often needs help. EU-funded researchers showed that amino acids can act as temporary directing groups for the C(sp3)-H bond activation of cyclic amines.
How are our solar systems formed?
A rapidly rotating disc of gas and dust turned into planets, comets and asteroids that constitute our solar system. To understand this process, EU-funded astrophysicists added a key element to the picture: the heating of small regions in the protoplanetary disc.
Migraine attacks tackled head-on
Millions of European people suffer from migraine, a devastating but poorly understood brain disease. EU funding enabled researchers to study the underlying brain physiology involved in migraine attacks.
In search of new ways to battle HIV
Errors made during the rapid replication of HIV make drug discovery particularly challenging. But, a new laser-based analytical probe promises to follow the action of key virus enzymes closely and find ways to inhibit it.
High-Compression Engine (HCE) put to the test
EU-funded engineers have cleared a significant milestone for the aviation industry by introducing piston engine fuelled with Kerosene to helicopters for the first time. Once on the market, the technology's fuel economics will set entirely new standards.