Nanotechnology

Research Headlines - Better understanding of colon cancer to help guide treatment EU-industry funded researchers have worked to identify and characterise signs of cancer, particularly colon cancers, and patients' responses to different types of treatment. The aim is to help doctors choose ...
Research Headlines - Screening technology detects cancer in single DNA molecule A novel approach to analysing DNA for signs of mutation and disease is leading to highly accurate tests for early-stage cancer, antibiotic resistance and genetic disorders, potentially revolutionising diagnostic medicine ...
Research Headlines - Infrared camera is a world-beater A French SME has created the world's fastest and most sensitive infrared scientific camera with support from EU funding. Initially developed for astronomy, the technology is expected to find numerous ...
Research Headlines - Brain mapping techniques aim to improve epilepsy diagnoses Novel computing tools and advanced algorithms developed by EU-funded researchers are leading to next-generation electroencephalography technologies to help doctors map brain activity and diagnose disorders faster and more accurately.
Research Headlines - Faster, greener chemicals production Green chemistry is helping industry produce widely-used industrial chemicals more efficiently and with lower impacts on the environment. An EU-funded project has developed nitrogen fixation and hydrogenation processes that are ...
Success Stories - Ready to wear electronics Scientists at a research facility in the German city of Berlin dream of clothing that produces energy as we walk. They have combined very different nanomaterials into so-called energy harvesters.
Research Headlines - Reaching new heights: EU-made carbon fibre for satellites Remember when there were no satellites? Before your time, maybe, as the first was launched in 1957. Today, we would be lost without them - quite literally so, but satnavs ...
Research Headlines - Silicon in a new light In an early application of a new discovery in semiconductor physics, EU-funded researchers have developed a silicon infrared detector that is simpler and cheaper than conventional detectors. The ultimate goal ...
Success Stories - From wings to walls: EU funded project turns on a new era in heating Imagine wind turbine or aircraft wings that de-ice themselves in extreme conditions or floors and walls with invisible, built-in heating. Or even clothes that warm you up on the coldest ...
Success Stories - Nanodiamonds sparkle as science delves into the human body The world's hardest natural material also has the most enthralling sparkle - these two properties mean that tiny diamonds are giving us dramatic new ways of interacting with the human ...
Success Stories - Making dreams come true: EU scientists turn tiny ideas into real materials Technology relies on new ideas. And in recent decades, there has been an explosion of new ideas about materials just a fraction of the size of a human hair. Nanomaterials ...
Research Headlines - Energy saving for industrial robots Automated manufacturing saves time, ensures product quality and makes workplaces safer. But it also requires additional power. Grid architecture and tools from an EU-funded project could make robotised factories more ...
Success Stories - 'Fingerprinting' to stop flow of dark web drugs From invisible online markets, past border controls and straight to the consumer, fake pharmaceuticals are on the rise, but now a mix of anti-counterfeiting technology is helping halt the wave ...
Research Headlines - Giving citizens a voice in the era of nanotechnology From user communities to school competitions, an EU-funded project has given civil society a stronger voice in the ongoing debate over nanotechnology. The goal is to help ensure societal concerns ...
Success Stories - Artificial retinas help bring life back into focus You might think that part-human, part-machine cyborgs belong only in fiction, but adding a bit of technology into your body could help prop it up as it ages, as researchers ...
Research Headlines - A capacity boost for Europe's fibre optic network The EU-funded INVENTION project aims to develop a cost-effective approach that will boost the capacity of Europe's optical fibre network to handle the ever-increasing demand for high-bandwidth applications such as ...
Research Headlines - A targeted approach to treating osteoarthritis Nanocarriers are tiny substances that can be used to transport other materials, such as drugs, to specific areas of the body. The EU-funded TARGETCARE project plans to use them to ...
Research Headlines - Hot electronics get magnetic cool The EU-funded HYMAGINE project has combined conventional electronic transistors with new magnetism-based 'spintronic' devices to improve information processing speeds and reduce energy consumption.

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