IT, Information, Media

The European Commission''s Task Force on "Educational Software and Multimedia", which began work in March 1995, has published a report presenting a review of the current status of the European educational multimedia industry and making recommendations for a Community action pla...
CORDIS, the European Community Research and Development Information Service, has just published a short video which outlines the aims and objectives of the Service and provides a tour of the main aspects offered by CORDIS. The video was launched at a presentation to the EU''s R...
Following the mid-term review conference of the "Bangemann Challenge", held in Barcelona on 7-9 October 1996, it has been decided to extend the Challenge to cities from outside the European Union. Under the "Global Bangemann Challenge", Europe will challenge the US, Japan and ...
As malicious hackers find ever more sophisticated ways to launch attacks, China is about to launch the Jinan Project, the world’s first unhackable computer network, and a major milestone in the development of quantum technology.
A study using electrical brain stimulation demonstrates that when it comes to creativity, too much learning can be a bad thing.
The EU-funded BINCI project is already trialling new 3D audio tools, taking sound to a whole new level for the creative industries and ultimately consumers.
Police in the UK and Belgium have started testing a semi-autonomous criminal intelligence analysis system designed to speed up investigation, improve precision and even pre-empt crimes by detecting connections that people often miss.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) – frequent cause of stroke, dementia and heart failure – affects 2-3 % of the population in Europe and the USA. We are increasing our understanding of the causes of the condition, but prevention and therapies are not harnessing mechanistic insights. This means that, apart from the use of anticoagulation to prevent AF related strokes, treatment is still not having a great impact on outcomes.
Around the world users were locked out of their computers as they fell prey to ransomware demanding they pay up or lose their data – 200 000 were hit on Friday 12 May 2017 alone.
Cloud computing, multimedia web applications and the Internet-of-Things are driving unprecedented global data traffic. The bandwidth requirements imposed by these applications are expected to double network traffic in data centres within five years, so work is being carried out by EU-supported projects to look at ways to ease the pressure.
The EU-funded RECAP project showcases affordable, scalable and flexible automatic media content analysis, enhancing media workflows as well as archive quality, thanks to its pioneering platform.
Imagine an online video whose content changes according to your gender, age and facial expression/emotions. This revolution is being made a reality by Italian SME Cynny with support from the MORPHCAST project.
The Human Brian Project released the first version of its Medical Informatics Platform last year and the powerful new tool is already producing results. The Platform allows interactive access to brain-related medical information throughout European hospitals and research centres and the project reports five European hospitals and research cohorts have already been recruited.
If you are into movie and series-related apps, chances are that you’ve recently noticed a newcomer with mouth-watering features named Dive (into your movie and series). Something in-between Wikipedia, Shazam and Zalando, the app makes use of the microphone in your mobile devices to provide real-time information about the scene you’re watching, or allow you to buy the fancy shoes worn by your favourite actor.
e-Commerce retailers have been benefitting from insightful analytics for years, whilst their physical counterparts have mostly had to rely on instinct, hunches and trial and error. Sensor technology now allows for these physical retailers to benefit from advanced analytics too — and Irish startup Measurence intends to tap into this huge market potential.
60 minutes shaved off the time it takes to travel by air is an attractive proposition and one that an EU-funded project is now eagerly working on. PASSME has identified stress as the biggest bottleneck and is currently developing solutions to make airports more passenger-friendly, including new approaches to the processing of baggage.
New Open Source technology called SwellRT has received a strong boost that will make it substantially easier and safer for developers to produce new applications and online services.
One of the IT debates of the day surrounds the relative merits of data privacy vs. the need for law enforcement agencies to track criminal, online activity. One EU-funded project has set out to find a middle ground, by giving much needed tools to citizens and law enforcers alike.
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.
Researchers from the EU-funded RATE project have studied more than one thousand press corps deaths across the world between 2002 and 2013. The results paint a stark warning that the deaths of journalists signal a dangerous slide away from human rights adherence and are a potent sign of growing political repression.
Thinner, faster, stronger, more flexible – graphene has the potential to bring a new dimension to technologies in fields as varied as fashion, medicine and transport. EU funding is making sure Europe stays at the heart of the new developments.
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 focuses on how eGovernment is delivering innovation public services for citizens and businesses alike in the European Union.
Many EU-funded projects are working towards advancing robotics to assist people with overcoming societal challenges, such as providing care for the elderly or providing disaster relief. An academic who worked on one such project has now argued that author Isaac Asimov’s Laws of Robotics are not the moral guidelines that they appear and should be updated.
A Polish/Czech research team has demonstrated how even a seemingly ultrasecure form of money, designed using quantum mechanics can have a potentially important security loophole putting it at risk of forgery. But this highlights not the shortcomings of this exciting new technology, but rather its continuing potential to transform human society in the 21st century.
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