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EU researchers saw Brexit coming

Following the United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016, the EU-funded SENSEI project has revealed that it accurately predicted the result of the referendum by analysing 6 million social media ...

dateJul 11, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Robot walker for elderly people in public spaces

Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centres, museums and other public buildings, thus ...

dateMay 22, 2015 in Robotics
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Testing the waters for European reuse opportunities

The EU DEMOWARE project represents a milestone in water reuse technology, offering increased operational efficiency, improved planning ability, cost savings as well as lowering destructive environmental impacts, whilst mitigating ...

dateJul 08, 2016 in Environment
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Scientists discover that coral can record history

A Canadian study has discovered that coral is able to effectively record events in human history due to its ability to absorb the toxic metals released into the environment as a result of naval battles fought in their vicinity.

dateJun 03, 2016 in Environment
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'Undead' genes come alive days after death

Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, have discovered that genes in animals remain 'turned on' days after death, possibly opening the door to new and better ways for preserving donated organs for transplantation ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Designing the future of rail travel

Increased traffic, congestion, security of energy supply and climate change are just some of the many pressing issues that the EU currently faces. In order to fully tackle these challenges, the railway sector must modernise ...

dateMay 15, 2015 in Engineering
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