Towards more personalised management of liver cancerRecent advances in genomic characterisation help identify biomarkers for cancer prognosis and potential therapeutic targets. Understanding the molecular changes linked to liver cancer development enable the design of novel targeted therapies. Better wave forecasting and modellingAccurate wind and wave forecasts are crucial to the day-to-day management of offshore and coastal operations and play a key role in coastal management systems. EU-funded researchers therefore developed realistic ocean wave models and incorporated them into accurate global climate forecasts. Levitation — Keeping satellites upright and on targetMaintaining satellite orientation during orbit may soon be accomplished by a levitating sphere that boasts reduced mass and greater reliability than conventional systems. EU-funded scientists have taken the lead in this direction. Commuting on a cushion of airAn EU-funded project has unveiled an innovative and competitive waterborne transport solution with zero emissions. It is opening up new possibilities for efficient electrically propelled vessels. Odour-driven behaviours sniffed outOlfaction is the sense of smell. Enabling organisms to sense different chemicals in the environment, its functions include detecting the presence of food, danger as well as courtship readiness in mates. Carbon nanotubes for quantum computersQuantum computation relies on information storage via qubits, or quantum bits. EU-funded scientists are investigating the potential use and physical mechanisms regarding the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for qubit implementation.
Holonomy and singular foliationsHolonomy has proven to be a valuable tool for understanding constrained motion, where an object is desired to move in more dimensions than it is allowed to. EU-funded mathematicians recently extended the use of holonomy from regular foliations to singular foliations.