Research*EU Magazine | Number 64 (July 2017)

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Series Details Number 64
Publication Date July 2017
ISSN 1831-9947
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The grand plan for carbon capture


Most people know the Paris Agreement for its noble and ambitious goal: keeping the global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees. However, whilst this promise was welcomed by a vast majority of scientists, questions are still pending regarding the deployment of some of the technologies required for all signatories to keep it. ‘Carbon capture and sequestration’ (CCS) technologies are among these. Various reports have highlighted the critical role that CCS could play in meeting the climate goals set in the Paris Agreement. Scientists across Europe have been working relentlessly to raise more interest in CCS. Thanks to funding under FP7 and H2020, new infrastructure, industrial pilots, decision making tools, technology improvements and brand new CCS systems are all under way. In fact, some of these solutions are so close that seven of them are sharing the spotlight for this new edition of the Research*EU Magazine.

As usual, the special feature is followed by highlights across nine themes of research: health, society, transport, environment, agriculture and forestry, industry, information and communication technology, space and fundamental research. The magazine closes with a list of upcoming events hosted by or involving EU-funded research projects.



  • First in-man studies demonstrate high prevalence of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in shift workers
  • New device allows people with hearing loss to hear with light pulses
  • A lesson on pathogen manipulation of host immunity
  • Leptin: a better alternative to insulin therapy?

Fundamental Research

  • Major advances in bioengineered heart implants
  • In the birthplace of extrasolar planets
  • More efficient ‘multi-switchable’ molecules could boost data storage


  • Don’t let a good crisis go to waste
  • Mobilising for democracy – the power of social movements and civil society
  • Spotting black swans on the horizon, with new mathematical modelling
  • Bringing a wealth of knowledge to the fight against poverty

Transport and Mobility

  • One step closer to the smart helicopter
  • Novel aircraft-integrated ventilation concepts to reduce noise in aircraft cabins
  • Advanced design, modelling and testing methods to reduce noise and vibration in electric vehicles
  • Nanocarbon coating reduces ice formation and makes aircraft more aerodynamic

Climate Change and Environment

  • How sensitive is climate to increased carbon dioxide in the long term?
  • Exploring the atmosphere of the ancient earth
  • Wildfires of the past
  • New knowledge and tools for sustainable rural development and a more competitive bioeconomy in Europe
  • How to turn refractory waste back into raw materials
  • Reconnecting Europe’s rivers the smart way

Food and Natural Resources

  • Spy in the cow shed aids farmers
  • How seed dispersal influences island plant populations
  • Accurate satellite measurements of greenhouse gases

Industrial Technologies

  • New insight into natural slate solves roofing market’s problems
  • Lighter aircraft fuselages could cut costs for aviation
  • A new look at multi-electron interactions

Digital Economy

  • No longer sweating the small stuff, for nano-enabled design
  • Audio sketching goes high tech
  • New methods and algorithms for atomistic computer simulations
  • Greening urban districts made easier with new software
  • CRDTs for non-synchronised networked applications
  • New superconducting detectors for future space missions
  • Nanophotonic antennas unveil the nanoscale mechanisms of disease


  • Getting CCL technology ready for use at coal power plants
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