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  • Tsunami alert
    27/10/14 11:43 CET

    Tsunami alert

    The ocean can be ruthless and unpredictable. Tsunamis strike without warning, taking thousands of lives. How can we spot an…

  • Building houses with bacteria
    20/10/14 11:24 CET

    Building houses with bacteria

    Houses of the future could be partially built with bacteria. It sounds like science fiction but researchers involved in an…

  • In the smart city of Santander the walls have ears
    13/10/14 11:30 CET

    In the smart city of Santander the walls have ears

    Urban noise may be a nuisance for residents, but it can also provide important information about the city and its needs. …

  • Picking your moments: the science behind foraging in forests
    06/10/14 11:54 CET

    Picking your moments: the science behind foraging in forests

    Forests are not just a source of timber; mushrooms, berries, nuts and other gifts of nature play an important role in the…

  • Tomatoes with a can do attitude
    29/09/14 11:56 CET

    Tomatoes with a can do attitude

    Every year Europe’s tomato industry produces around 200 thousands tons of waste consisting mainly of skins, pips and…

  • Breathing forest: assessing climate change impact on Earth’s lungs
    22/09/14 11:36 CET

    Breathing forest: assessing climate change impact on Earth’s lungs

    Forests are the green lungs of our planet. During the day, trees absorb carbon…

  • Rise of the machines
    15/09/14 11:50 CET

    Rise of the machines

    Flying robots can help people out in dangerous situations. Unmanned vehicles with dexterous arms can pick up and carry objects…

  • New skins for leaky buildings
    08/09/14 11:27 CET

    New skins for leaky buildings

    In the Italian city of Milan a major European research project is examining the energy efficiency of new insulation materials…

  • A robot that grows
    28/07/14 15:58 CET

    A robot that grows

    Scientists in Italy are working on creating robots that mimic the properties of plant roots, including the capacity for growth…

  • Robots of the deep
    21/07/14 14:59 CET

    Robots of the deep

    Underwater robots can explore seas and rivers, gathering in groups to solve problems together, if they learn to cooperate. How…

  • Spray the rats away – better ways to rid us of rodents
    14/07/14 13:20 CET

    Spray the rats away – better ways to rid us of rodents

    Rats damage crops, buildings and infrastructure, costing billions of euros every year. They also carry more than 60 diseases…

  • Growing greener fuel for cleaner transport
    07/07/14 13:50 CET

    Growing greener fuel for cleaner transport

    Plants might be the source of a new renewable fuel for planes, or new greener ingredients to replace fossil resources used to…

  • Is it safe? Seeking a universal test for fresh water
    30/06/14 16:43 CET

    Is it safe? Seeking a universal test for fresh water

    Almost 100 million Europeans do not have access to safe, reliable water. As conventional methods of detecting pathogens can be…

  • The Plight of the Pollinators
    23/06/14 16:17 CET

    The Plight of the Pollinators

    Pollinators like bumblebees are declining in Europe. What are the causes, the consequences and the possible…

  • Fish of the future
    16/06/14 16:55 CET

    Fish of the future

    One out of every two fish which we eat has not been caught in the sea but raised on a farm. Can aquaculture make fish tastier…

  • A second chance for injured brains
    09/06/14 16:35 CET

    A second chance for injured brains

    Jouni Salmenjaakko, once a busy executive manager, now spends all his time with his family at their home in Turku in southern…

  • Talking Plants
    02/06/14 17:08 CET

    Talking Plants

    Plants communicate using their own language, made up of electrical signals, they send messages to other plants and to the…

  • Deep cure
    26/05/14 16:27 CET

    Deep cure

    Over 99% of the microscopic inhabitants of the world’s seas have still not been scientifically studied, even though many…

  • Good vibrations
    19/05/14 16:19 CET

    Good vibrations

    Thoroughly analyzing the vibrations made by a machine can help diagnose its mechanical state of health. In Turin, Italy, a…