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20 April 2021
Environment
The steel industry’s quest for an emissions-free future
The steel industry’s quest for an emissions-free future
As the effects of global warming continue to capture headlines around Europe, many of the region’s major industries from steelmaking to chemical production are responding to the European ...
15 April 2021
Energy
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The cultural heritage challenges a sustainable future
Several heritage organisations reacted to the fact that protected sites don’t play an important role in the EU Green Deal’s strategy against climate change, even though historic buildings ...
08 April 2021
Health
Non-invasive neuromodulation techniques - A new era for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
Non-invasive neuromodulation techniques - A new era for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
From optogenetics to sonogenetics to magnetognetics, scientists around the world are investigating new techniques to treat Parkinson’s disease without the need for invasive surgery
18 March 2021
Mobility
Silicon carbide (SiC) devices for the next-generation of electric vehicles
Silicon carbide (SiC) devices for the next-generation of electric vehicles
Before electric cars become a familiar sight on Europe’s roads, the technology behind them needs to evolve to improve the size and efficiency of their drivetrains, the speed that they can be charged and the range that they can drive.
15 March 2021
Environment
Passports to defend the rights of the building materials
Passports to defend the rights of the building materials
The construction industry is a major source of pollution and building materials should not be wasted but recycled. Architect Thomas Rau even proposed a UN Declaration of Material Rights in this respect.
11 March 2021
Mobility
Why reducing drivetrain size can make electric cars even greener
Why reducing drivetrain size can make electric cars even greener
Battery electric vehicles (BEVs) already go some way to reducing air pollution in Europe. The latest developments in electric drivetrain technology, however, are helping to take that one step further ...
09 March 2021
Energy
Peer-to-peer platforms – Shaping a democratic energy model to boost renewables
Peer-to-peer platforms – Shaping a democratic energy model to boost renewables
Prosumers are people who both produce and consume renewable energy. New peer-to-peer platforms allow them to share, sell or donate their power surplus to other citizens. This system is becoming crucial ...
08 March 2021
Health
Rapid tests for coronavirus and their accuracy
Rapid tests for coronavirus and their accuracy
Even with the advent of vaccines, strategies for rapid and affordable testing for COVID-19 are still paramount. The lack of evidence that the current vaccines can completely stop people from being infected and the emergence of virus variants make widespread testing crucial.
02 March 2021
Society
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Touching the air may be possible with new research on haptics
The sense of touch has been mostly neglected so far in technology. However, research in haptics applied to virtual and augmented realities is opening up new possibilities in endless fields, from surgery to gaming.
25 February 2021
Energy
Brexit and the UK’s decarbonisation efforts: a hit or a miss?
Brexit and the UK’s decarbonisation efforts: a hit or a miss?
Post-Brexit is a challenging era for the United Kingdom's climate and environmental policy. Some experts believe that the new situation will speed up the country’s plans while others worry ...