Welcome to the fifteenth edition of the Project Repository Journal which is live and freely available to read here.

European funded researchers are leading the way for advancements in medicine, technology and tackling climate change, we hope you enjoy reading about our innovative contributors and exciting projects featured in this, the fifteenth edition of the PRj.

We hope you enjoy all the dissemination articles from the innovative projects we have worked with in this issue and please get in touch with the EDMA team if you require further information about any of our contributors.

“Disseminate – Communicate – Educate”

Robots help farmers say goodbye to repetitive tasks

Researchers are demonstrating how robotic technologies can help produce higher-quality products more efficiently while also benefiting the environment and reducing farmers’ exposure to harmful chemicals.

Do plants have a microbiome?

‘Friendly bacteria’ are key to human health. But is this relationship seen elsewhere? Expert Tania Galindo puts plant microbes under the microscope.

Cities join forces to deliver energy-efficient, renewable heating and cooling

Seven European cities are doing their part to tackle climate change by phasing out fossil fuels from heating and cooling in buildings.

How do diseases jump from one species to another?

From COVID to monkeypox, zoonotic viruses are a constant threat. But how do diseases jump between animals and into humans? expert María José Ruiz-López sheds some light.

Anticancer drugs in short supply?

The solution lies in brewer’s yeast Researchers have found a way to synthesise essential anticancer drug vinblastine, helping to increase availability for this difficult-to produce, plant-derived medication.

Why do some languages have more words than others?

Do the Inuit really have a dozen words for snow? If so, why don’t other languages? Linguistics expert Kenny Smith presents an interesting discourse.

Genetic findings suggest it is time to rethink how we treat heart failure

Heart failure arises from mutations in distinct genes, according to a new study. Will this pave the way to better, personalised treatment for patients?

Nobel-worthy research paves the way for new quantum technologies

The Nobel Prize in Physics goes to two EU-backed scientists for the second year in a row. This time it is for groundbreaking experiments using entangled quantum states.

Sending quantum information from Alice to Charlie

Scientists have achieved teleportation in a three-node quantum network, an important building block for future quantum networks.

Have your voice heard:

Commission launches Horizon Europe strategic planning process 2025-2027

EU deploys first quantum technology in six sites across Europe

The European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) has announced the selection of six sites that will host the first European quantum computers: Czechia, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and Poland.

Discovering the black hole needle in the galactic haystack

EU-backed astrophysicists have found a dormant black hole nine times the mass of our Sun in a neighbouring galaxy.

European Environment Agency release new data on new car emissions

Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars registered in Europe decreased by 12 per cent in 2020.

Reducing the gender gap in STEM fields for better research and innovation

The EU is striving to ensure gender equality in research and innovation throughout Europe. A leaflet by CORDIS showcases eight EU-funded projects working to strengthen girls’ and women’s participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

AI-created artwork takes first place at a state fair in the United States

Is AI making art or helping us in making art? Winner Jason Allen discusses this emerging topic.

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