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European agriculture stands at a crossroads, with farmers under pressure from rising costs, debt, climate change and the threat of cheap imports. The EU-funded project Ploutos sought to deliver wholesale change with a Sustainable Innovation Framework that delivers powerful innovations along the value chain.


A close look at space dust reveals hints about our solar system’s origin

Asteroids, comets and meteors are remnants of our cosmic past. Now, EU researchers have pioneered new analytical techniques that could help us better understand what they are made of. What’s more, this information could provide vital insights into the formation and evolution of our solar system.

AI trained on Classics helps historians fill in the blanks

Ancient inscriptions can teach us a lot about past civilisations. The problem is that these inscriptions are often illegible, or their place of origin is unknown. To help, the EU-funded PythiaPlus project developed an AI-based tool that historians can use to restore missing text, and establish an inscription’s original date and place of writing.