Science

What telomeres can tell us about the impact of urbanisation on birdlife
As most cities-dwellers know, urban environments offer both challenges and opportunities. But when it comes to birdlife, can telomeres provide an insight into which tips the balance?
research*eu RESULTS PACK - All aboard for better marine stewardship through research and innovation
The latest research*eu RESULTS PACK– a collection of articles on EU-funded projects dedicated to a specific field of scientific research – is now available in free, accessible PDF. This brochure provides a detailed snapshot at the EU’s wide array of research interests with regards to the Earth’s marine environments.
Novel tools to analyse radiation near black holes
With the current state of scientific knowledge and equipment, understanding astrophysical black holes invariably requires detailed studies of the observable elements surrounding them. The STRONGGRAVITY project has developed novel analytical tools to do just that, with a focus on radiation.
Solution-processed OLEDs pave the way to future lighting applications
Before it can take over our streets and homes, OLED lighting needs to be made more accessible. The SOLEDLIGHT project has developed novel multilayer OLEDs thanks to a new process that promises to increase production efficiency by 20 %, thereby reducing its cost.
research*eu RESULTS PACK - All aboard for better marine stewardship through research and innovation
The latest research*eu RESULTS PACK– a collection of articles on EU-funded projects dedicated to a specific field of scientific research – is now available in free, accessible PDF. This brochure provides a detailed snapshot at the EU’s wide array of research interests with regards to the Earth’s marine environments.
Trending Science: Frightened of spiders? It could be in your DNA
Humans may have evolved to be afraid of spiders, new research shows.
High-performance OLED microdisplays for next-generation smart glasses
A consistent trend across the tech sector is the one-upmanship of increasingly high screen resolution and larger display size. Yet, the fact that the former increases faster than the latter means that manufacturers must achieve ever-higher pixel density. Large OLED microdisplays developed under the LOMID project could help solve that problem, thereby providing Europe with a competitive edge.
Quantum physicists bring Schrödinger’s cat to life (and death)
A real cat can’t be both alive and dead at the same time, Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger said. But quantum physics rewrites the rules, a fact now demonstrated by a team of researchers funded by the EU.
Nanomaterial risk profiling puts safety first
With uncertainty around the risks of nanomaterials hampering the EU’s innovative potential, researchers are working on a safety concept to better monitor this emerging technology.
Earliest evidence of wine drinking found south of Tbilisi, Georgia
Scientists analysing earthenware jugs say residue contains wine compounds dating back 8 000 years.

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