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From 14/07/2014 - 02:00 to 20/07/2014 - 02:00
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11/07/2014 - 19:10
The new contract for JET facilities has been signed on 6 June 2014 between the European Commission and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. It is a major EUR 283 million contract, under Article 10 of the Euratom Treaty that enables exploitation of JET - the world’s largest experimental magnetic fusion device - to continue until the end of 2018. Read more
09/07/2014 - 19:04
Bart Pollux, an MSCA fellow from Wageningen University in the Netherlands has published a paper in Nature today, showing that the evolution of placentas can influence the way in which female fish will select their male partners. Read more
09/07/2014 - 11:19
Castles and cathedrals, statues and spires … Europe’s built environment would not be the same without these witnesses of centuries past. But, eventually, even the hardest stone will crumble. EU-funded researchers have developed innovative nano-materials to improve the preservation of our architectural heritage. Read more
09/07/2014 - 02:00

Public-private partnerships set up under the EU's new research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, will launch their first calls on 9 July 2014 in Brussels. The partnerships work in strategic areas such as medicines, fuel cells, air and rail transport or electronics. They represent an essential investment into Europe's economy and in a better quality of life.

They will launch calls for projects and partners at a stakeholder event in Brussels, which will be attended by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso along with the Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn as well as Commission Vice-Presidents Siim Kallas, responsible for mobility and transport, and Neelie Kroes, responsible for the digital agenda.

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08/07/2014 - 10:44
PASODOBLE project has developed a European-wide system, called “Myair”, to deliver essential air quality data to environmental officials, doctors and hospitals, as well as to the public at large. Read more
08/07/2014 - 10:29
Farmers around the world are united in their loathing of fruit flies. A new warning system developed by an EU-funded project to alert them of imminent infestation could save struggling farmers both time and money – and cut down on pesticide use. Two companies are preparing to commercialise the results. Read more
08/07/2014 - 02:00
The creation of the European Science and Technology Network on Unconventional Hydrocarbon Extraction was decided in the Commission Communication on the exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the EU, issued on 22 January 2014. The network aims to "bring together practitioners from industry, research, academia as well as civil society. The Network will collect, analyse and review results from exploration projects as well as assess the development of technologies used in unconventional gas and oil projects". You can follow it online: https://scic.ec.europa.eu/streaming/index.php?es=2&sessionno=3cc697419ea... Read more
07/07/2014 - 18:42
Research and innovation contribute directly to prosperity in Europe and the well-being of its citizens and society. This publication is a part of a series that explains what the EU does in different policy areas, why the EU is involved and what the results are. Read more
07/07/2014 - 17:49
We have all experienced the disappointment. Opening a box of expensive praline chocolates with pleasurable anticipation - only to discover that they appear to have gone off, even though it is well before their 'use-by' date. Read more