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28 Mar 2019
As the ERC=Science² communications project wraps up after more than 3 years, we provide an update on the work of some of the ERC researchers Real science doesn’t always work out. Here, researchers at the Paris Observatory celebrate the brief life of their shoebox-sized nano-satellite after the sudden, unexpected loss of communication with it in 2018. By Diane Fresquez What is science? Better ...
12 Mar 2019
Scientists funded by the European Research Council are developing new insights into diet, nutrition and our good - and bad - eating habits. To help you test your eating habits, we developed a learning game in augmented reality.
26 Feb 2019
The European Research Council’s proof of concept programme funds grantees who want to put their discoveries into practical use. At a Brussels event, 3 grantees talk about the challenges and prospects
4 Feb 2019
Instead of writing detailed algorithms, a Dutch researcher is teaching computers how to prioritise tasks
4 Feb 2019
A German researcher is trying to get to the bottom of what it would take for us to really trust a robot – with our lives
24 Jan 2019
A robot swarm might sound like something from a sinister science fiction movie. But in the real world, a swarm of robots could do a lot of good. They could clear a beach of garbage, retrieve plastic from the ocean or build a habitable abode on Mars. But the concept depends on getting scores of robots to work together effectively and avoid getting in each other’s way.
22 Nov 2018
Sure, computers can do sums. But can they think like a mathematician? In Prague Josef Urban wants to make computers prove theorems
22 Nov 2018
Swiss researchers visit a watch-making school, to teach robots to think like a craftsman
7 Nov 2018
Artificial intelligence could transform our world. But first, ERC researchers are trying to answer the basic questions – about life and the universe – that AI poses
23 Oct 2018
ERC has awarded €250 million to 27 winners of its highly coveted Synergy Grants. This funding enables groups of two to four lead researchers to bring together complementary skills, knowledge and resources to jointly address research problems at the frontiers of knowledge. The grants are part of the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. One group from Germany will search for a ...