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From exciting space missions to the place where nuclear waste goes to die, these will be some of Europe’s most fascinating science stories of 2023.
In 2020, research conducted as part of the EU-funded HEAT-SHIELD project found that direct and prolonged exposure to sunlight negatively affected motor and cognitive performances. Since then, it has delivered significant scholarship and guidance materials on the negative impact of workplace heat stress on the health and productivity of workers in the tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, construction and transportation industries.
An unusual cosmic explosion has thrown an astronomical spanner in the works, causing scientists to rethink what they know about short- and long-duration gamma-ray bursts (GRBs).
We continue to look beyond our planet for answers, but earthly subjects such as physical and mental well-being took centre stage in 2022.
The holiday season influences our brains both positively and negatively.
From student challenges to 3D-printed copper components for particle accelerators, it’s all in a day’s work for the EU-backed I.FAST project.
Meteorites aside, Earth started out with as much material as it has today. So why are most rocks much younger than the planet itself? Our expert Maud Boyet says the answer is written in stone.
Researchers fabricate a pneumatic artificial hand using a commercial 3D printer.
Breakthrough discovery reveals why people tend to catch the common cold during colder weather.
A good night’s sleep can increase women’s ambitions, says new study.
The debate over fake versus real trees for a better climate is on again.
An EU-backed project’s liquid hydrogen (LH2) storage tank has passed key vibration and leakage tests, bringing it one step closer to realising a zero-emission commercial flight.
Researchers show how network lasers can emit light in controlled colours or combinations of colours.
No humans on this flight, just some interesting items with specific missions.
New tool aims to reduce operational costs and improve efficiency of floating offshore wind farms.
We don’t so much ‘see’ a colour as perceive it, as our brains decode signals from our eyes. Neuroscientist Tom Baden takes a look at what stops us from perceiving new colours.
Snoozing because we need more sleep could impact our health and well-being.
An EU-backed project is offering external researchers the chance to use top-quality European pig research installations. The second call for proposals is now open.
Breathing uneasy: new lung cancer discovery rings alarm bells about the urgent need to improve air quality.
Shorter and faster bursts of exercise can help us live longer, new research suggests.
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