CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, is an interactive information portal to support European research and innovation cooperation.
Cutting edge tools to better assess marine biodiversity
An EU-funded project has developed cutting edge monitoring and management tools to help marine scientists better assess the state of biodiversity in the seas around Europe. These tools will also help governments in their ...
How space and sensory technology can boost rice production
New ways of monitoring rice crops could provide growers with better information – including early warnings of possible threats – and enable more accurate yield predictions. These are some of the key objectives of the ...
Two reports on social innovation trends and possible improvements
The European social model has been central to the EU vision for years, but enhancing it is a never-ending process. To stay on top of the class, the EU needs a constant flow of new ideas, strategies and concepts. This is called ...
Information technology for people with Down's syndrome
An ICT research EU project is producing visual and touch apps to help people with Down's syndrome become more independent in their daily lives.
How 'Christmas trees' can help improve hydrogen refuelling technologies
How can we ensure safe, fast and efficient refuelling of hydrogen-powered cars, all at the same time? This brain teaser, key to the successful deployment of hydrogen technology in our future green economies, is being mulled ...
New composite material promises to displace imports from outside Europe
High-end furniture at low cost might soon become reality thanks to a new composite material developed under the LIMOWOOD project.
Gaming technology makes its way into headsets for the visually impaired
EU researchers have developed a 3D headset that could help visually impaired people move around more safely and easily.
Nanomaterials to preserve ancient works of art
Little would we know about history if it weren't for books and works of art. But as time goes by, conserving this evidence of the past is becoming more and more of a struggle. Could this all change thanks to the NANOFORART ...
Study explores the role of gut bacteria in the development of obesity in dogs
The prevalence of obesity has tripled in many countries of the WHO European Region since the 1980s, and the numbers of those affected continue to rise at an alarming rate. Obesity is already responsible for 2–8 % of health ...
Better software cuts computer energy use
An EU research project is developing tools to help software engineers create energy-efficient code, which could reduce electricity consumption at data centres by up to 50% and improve battery life in smart devices.