This week in Horizon: blackmail by self-driving car, choreographing connected vehicles, school-industry hook-ups, and the battle against biofilms
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European Commissioner Carlos Moedas and European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuinness presented Michela Magas with first place in the EU Prize for Women Innovators. Credit: European Union/ François Walschaerts
Hackers could blackmail owners of self-driving cars

Automated vehicles have the potential to revolutionise our day-to-day lives, but cyber-physical systems are vulnerable to ...
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Collaboration between schools and industry could help align curricula to develop skills that are needed for jobs. Credit: ‘The Magic of Chemistry’ by roanokecollege is licenced under CC BY 2.0
Schools and industry should join forces to reduce skills gap – Marc Durando

Increase the level of skills in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and better prepare pupils for careers in the sector ...
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Modestas Gudauskas won a prize for creating a bacteria that produces two substances which could be used to develop alternatives to plastics. Image courtesy of Modestas Gudauskas
Visualise your goals and never give up – EU young scientist winner Modestas Gudauskas

Taking part in science projects while at school plus a healthy dose of persistence is the key to making ...
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Cybersecurity tools should be like a car safety belt – an essential part of a modern vehicle, rather than an add-on, say researchers. Image credit: Pixabay/ Unsplash
Choreographing automated cars could save time, money and lives

If you take humans out of the driving seat, could traffic jams, accidents and high fuel bills become a thing of the past ...
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Biofilms are colonies of bacteria that can live on implants and cause infections, yet are resistant to antibiotics.
Marine organisms enlisted in battle against bacterial sheets

A mother and daughter team believe they can fight bioterrorism and antibiotic resistance using natural substances found in ...
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The Naked Scientists podcast, Tuesday, 07/03/2017
The Naked Scientists podcast
A crash course in space junk

In this week’s podcast, the Naked Scientists Scientists take on space debris: the thousands of pieces of orbitting junk that threaten to end our space programme, and ask if it's possible to clean up space. ...
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