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Making 'the cloud' greener

As the world becomes increasingly digital, demand for data centres is booming - and so too is their energy consumption. Data centres worldwide - many of them providing 'cloud' storage and services - produce ...

Mar 28, 2013 not rated yet 0

The network of the future, beyond theory

Nearly a decade ago, as the internet began to morph from a web of information into a web of connected people and things, European researchers saw not only theoretical possibilities but a chance to reinvent the network of ...

Mar 25, 2013 not rated yet 0

Tool for seafood contamination

Since the horse meat saga began in 2012, some of us have decided to eat more fish and seafood - after all, we have been told they are better for our health. Well, that may not be quite true today. While EU ...

Mar 25, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1

Algae to capture CO2

Global warming's effects can be seen worldwide, and many experts believe it's only going to get worse as CO2 emissions continue to rise. Global warming is caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. 72% of ...

Mar 21, 2013 2.8 / 5 (6) 1

E-learning goes mobile

E-learning and 'edtech' are current buzzwords in education. The digital revolution, already firmly ensconced in European homes and businesses, is now spreading into classrooms and universities. From class ...

Mar 14, 2013 4 / 5 (1) 0

Europe's natural habitats under threat

Climate change, intensive farming and urban sprawl - are putting Europe's parkland and biological diversity under increasing pressure. The natural environment can only take so much pressure, before it becomes ...

Mar 06, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

'Hello car, what is the password?'

As cars get clever - bristling with computer chips and networking capabilities - an EU-funded project makes sure that your car's data stays safe and the networks are secure from hackers and tampering.

Mar 01, 2013 3 / 5 (1) 1

Accurate, affordable weather forecasting

The first known rainfall records were kept by the Ancient Greeks, in about 500 B.C. Some 100 years later, people in India used bowls to record the rainfall. The readings were used as a basis for land taxes.

Mar 01, 2013 not rated yet 1

Changing the way we fly

An airplane roaring down the runway and into the air is a familiar sight to most travellers today. In fact, this image has not changed much in 50 years. While significant advances have been made in terms ...

Feb 21, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 2

Restoring contaminated soil

Land contaminated with substances in or under the land can be potentially hazardous to health or the environment. However, in many cases there is minimal risk from living or working on contaminated ground ...

Feb 06, 2013 not rated yet 0

Researchers learn from nature

A research team of scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory of Grenoble and the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC) in Strasbourg have now, for the first ...

Feb 05, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Romper suit to protect against SIDS

Parents of newborn babies are always creeping into the nursery at night to check that their infant is still breathing. Alternatively, they might let the baby sleep in their room, hoping to notice any respiratory ...

Jan 31, 2013 not rated yet 0