Women’s full participation in renewables is essential to the just transition

The shift towards clean, secure energy hinges on the participation of women. © Waraphorn Aphai, Shutterstock The transition to energy security and climate-neutrality means we need to close the gender gap to fully involve women in a technical, scientific and business transformation.   While it has been in the works for some time, the EU’s strategy … Read more

Knowledge valorisation puts research results to work for a greener, fairer society We look at some successful approaches used to bring top quality research from the lab into business, society and our homes. © tadamichi, Shutterstock While knowledge itself is good, it’s even better when it’s applied to help solve the big challenges facing our … Read more

Therapeutic digital gaming and VR to level-up treatment for addiction

  EU scientists are tapping into the virtual world of video games, VR (virtual reality) and smartphone apps to build better self-control in addiction recovery. © Halfpoint, Shutterstock Researchers developing treatments for addiction are turning to virtual reality and gaming to help patients overcome their lack of impulse control and decrease the relapse rates.   … Read more

Elderly care? Bring in the robots!

Autonomous caregiver robot is holding an insulin syringe, giving it to a senior adult woman in her living room. © Miriam Doerr Martin Frommherz, Shutterstock Robots have come a long way. For years they have been supporting human activity – enabling exploration in dangerous and unreachable environments like out in space and deep in the … Read more

How flossing and brushing may be good for your lungs

Young parents are showing to their daughter the best way to brush teeth © Nebojsa Tatomirov, Shutterstock From chewing sticks to using twigs, hog bristles and horsehair, people have been polishing their pearly whites for millennia. Now EU scientists are investigating whether good oral hygiene can also protect us from chronic lung diseases. They’re also … Read more