Osmium alloys to help study the Earth
To EU-funded Earth scientists it is evident that many parts of the Earth's crust have been extracted from the underlying mantle. However, the timing of new crust formation and recycling of old crust has proven to be an elusive issue.
Nanoparticles enhance light-to-current conversion
EU-funded researchers have demonstrated that the superior optical properties of tiny semiconducting and metal nanoparticles can be used in solar energy, boosting the efficiency of solar cells and priming the market for widespread uptake.
Revolutionary healthcare platform launched
A very promising European online platform for the elderly has brought together different technologies in assisted living. Ageing Europeans may benefit significantly from this technology.
Systems biology infrastructure for Europe
An EU-funded initiative has generated a master plan to deal with the deluge of data in the 'omics' era. Comprehensive, integrated modelling of living systems will enable behaviour prediction of biological systems, via experimental data, on the interplay of molecules, cells and...
How plants invade
A transcontinental study of a plant in Europe and North America has revealed some of the mechanisms behind the success of invasive plant species
A computational platform to work with genomic data
Recent advances in DNA and RNA sequencing have transformed the field of genomics, making it possible to generate large amounts of data rapidly and at low cost. Now, EU-funded researchers have developed the statistical tools needed for the analysis of hundreds of gigabytes of d...