Energy-efficient HVAC systems for buildings
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems account for approximately 35 % of the total energy spent in residential and commercial buildings. New nanotechnological solutions developed by an EU-funded project should significantly reduce energy consumption of HVAC s...
Bifunctional aeroplane windows
EU-funded researchers have developed smart aeroplane windows able to modify their level of transparency at the request of passengers. Besides making air travel cosier, the new technology promises a significant reduction in energy consumption.
Early detection of chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive loss in renal function over a period of months or years. The early detection of those at risk of developing CKD is necessary as the number of patients is increasing steadily worldwide.
Nanotechnology training for success in the job market
Nanotechnology is the new frontier of science and technology, with implications for European citizens' lives and employment in industry. It is a challenge for the educational system to integrate skills needed for this interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial subject into curricul...
Improved modelling of chemical exposure
Advanced modelling software has been developed to assess environmental and human exposure to chemicals. This new tool integrates multimedia and physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) and dose-response models to address the entire exposure assessment chain.