IP/14/1211  28-10-2014 - Meet Poppy, the open-source, 3D-printed robot set to inspire innovation in classrooms 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 28 October 2014 Meet Poppy, the first completely open-source, 3D printed, humanoid robot (@poppy_project). Poppy is a robot that anybody can build and program. That means it's not just a tool for scientists and engineers: the team of developers aims to make it part of...
IP/14/1198  27-10-2014 - EU breast cancer research targets personalised treatment 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 27 October 2014 Caption: The ASSURE project tailors breast cancer screening – hematoxylin and eosin marked breast tissue containing invasive ductal carcinoma. Copyright: ©VPH-PRISM Today, in most developed countries, one in eight women will likely develop breast cancer during their lifetime.
IP/14/1196  23-10-2014 - Ethiopia: EU increases humanitarian funding for refugees 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 23 October 2014 The European Commission is providing an additional €5 million to respond to the needs of the growing number of refugees in Ethiopia. The country has become the largest refugee-hosting nation in Africa: it is sheltering more than 643 000 refugees.
IP/14/1194  23-10-2014 - European Union to boost Ebola research with €24.4 million 
European Commission - Commission Press release Brussels, 23 October 2014 European The European Commission has today announced €24.4 million from the EU budget for urgently needed Ebola research. The funding will go to five projects, ranging from a large-scale clinical trial of a potential vaccine, to testing existing and novel compounds to treat...
IP/14/1165  16-10-2014 - EU research turning food waste into feed 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 16 October 2014 Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70% by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture. Feeding the world without damaging the environment is the focus of World Food Day 2014 – and...
IP/14/1129  13-10-2014 - European Commission and data industry launch €2.5 billion partnership to master big data 
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 13 October 2014 European Commission The European Commission and Europe's data industry have committed to invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership (PPP) that aims to strengthen the data sector and put Europe at the forefront of the global data race.
MEMO/14/585  13-10-2014 - Commission congratulates Economics Nobel winner 
European Commission - European MEMO Brussels, 13 October 2014 Commission The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2014 has today been awarded to Prof. Jean Tirole "for his analysis of market power and regulation". Since 2009, the work of Prof.
MEMO/14/583  13-10-2014 - Frequently asked questions: Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for Big Data 
European Commission - European Commission MEMO Brussels, 13th October 2014 IP/14/1129 What is big data? "Big data" is large amounts of data produced very quickly by many different sources such as people, machines or sensors. This could be climate information, satellite imagery, digital pictures and videos, transaction records or GPS signals.
IP/14/1114  09-10-2014 - EU research helps fish farmers become more competitive 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 October 2014 Caption: AQUAEXCEL partner SINTEF runs a full-scale fish farm in Norway that is available for aquaculture research. © ACE Caption: An intensive culturing station for aquaculture research is run by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, an AQUAEXCEL partner.
IP/14/1113  08-10-2014 - Commissioners Vassiliou and Geoghegan-Quinn welcome Nobel Prize for Chemistry award to EU-funded researcher 
European Commission - European Commission Press release Brussels, 8 October 2014 The Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2014 was today awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy".