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JRC Open Doors Day at Ispra 12/05/2007

The traditional Open Doors Day in Ispra, coinciding this year with the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, turned out to become the biggest such JRC event ever. An enthusiastic crowd of all age groups, including many children and teenagers, took the opportunity to find out what the JRC scientists are working on in fields ranging from renewable energies and environmental protection to biodiversity and earth observation. Many live demonstrations and practical experiments provided for first-hand experiences in state-of-the-art science and children had fun extracting DNA from tomatoes or racing solar-powered model cars.


Impression from the 2007 Open Day at the JRC Ispra site


 

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Visitors' crowd at the main entrance of the Ispra site.
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Waiting for the bus: a round-the clock shuttle service helped visitors cover the long distances on the site.
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The "post office": overwhelming interest in the commemorative postmark.
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Bioindicators.
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ELSA (European Laboratory for Structural Assessment): the big scale...
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ELSA (European Laboratory for Structural Assessment): ...and the small scale
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The building blocks of life: Extracting DNA from tomatoes.
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Satellite imagery: an indispensable tool.
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VGAS: Learn about your own contribution to climate change.
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European Solar Test Installation (ESTI)
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European Solar Test Installation (ESTI)
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Sesamonet: Recycled RFID microchips virtually guide the path of visually impaired people
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European Microwave Signature Laboratory (EMSL)
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Protecting the diversity of soil
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The risks of floodings
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