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Friday, 07 March 2014
1. Research Headlines - A portable asbestos detector that could save thousands of lives
A European research project, ALERT, has developed an asbestos detection device that could save thousands of lives. The project team is building the first real-time, portable detector of asbestos fibres in the air. The low-cost ALERT Rapid Asbestos Detection (ARAD) tool, which will be the size of a hand-held drill, is expected to enable construction workers and surveyors to test for the mineral's presence in building and demolition sites.
Thursday, 06 March 2014
2. Events - Services for Sustainability conference - 3 April 2014, Brussels
The conference - organised by the FP7 project SPREE - will provide a platform for stakeholders to voice their vision of whether and how "servicizing" (i.e. the move from selling products to providing services) could be promoted to maximum advantage.
3. Success Stories - New air for museums
The precious relics on show in our museums provide us with a unique connection to the past which might otherwise be lost. But these remains are fragile, and the danger is not always visible. Airborne pollutants are among the threats. They are invisible, destructive and rarely detected.
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
4. Success Stories - Novel method to produce cleaner and safer batteries
A range of safety and environmental issues are associated with lithium-ion batteries, including the potential risk of sudden explosions when used in electric vehicles and the disposal of toxic materials. To address these issues, the European Union (EU)-funded SOMABAT project developed innovative strategies for producing lithium-polymer batteries that are cleaner, safer and better performing than conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
5. Research Headlines - One-stop-shop to combat coastal flooding
There is no doubt that climate change is happening worldwide as ice caps shrink, sea and river levels rise. Coastal flooding damages not only buildings and engineering structures, but also the environment and the ecological balance in Europe.
Thursday, 20 February 2014
6. Research Headlines - Preserving the pollinators to protect human health
It is a quiet, modest process which rarely grabs the headlines, but the pollination of plants, trees and crops is a function which is vital both for human wellbeing and for the environment. While some pollination occurs as a result of the wind, the vast majority - especially that which matters most to humans - is carried out by insects.
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
7. Research Headlines - Jetting towards a cleaner, greener era for aviation
Do you live near an airport or fly regularly? Even if you don't, new research that promises to lead to improved aircraft aerodynamics will benefit us all. It will ultimately enable planes to be built that are less noisy, use less fuel and pollute less a win-win situation for society, the environment and the aviation industry.
Monday, 17 February 2014
8. Research Headlines - Squeezing every drop of efficiency from juice processing
Plastic packaging made from the fermented wastewater of processed juice could save industry millions in production costs and tap into growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products.
Tuesday, 11 February 2014
9. Events - First conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far? - 26 March 2014, Brussels
On 26th March 2014, the Directorate General for Research and Innovation is organising the conference The Ocean of Tomorrow projects: what results so far?
This first conference will present early results of four ambitious and multi-disciplinary projects with a focus on understanding, mitigating and adapting to changes in the marine environment. Two projects dealing with the sustainable exploitation of marine biodiversity will also be showcased.
The event will include a panel discussion with high-level experts to take stock and to put forward their views concerning how marine and maritime research could be developed under Horizon 2020.
10. Events - International conference MELPRO - membrane and electromembrane processes - 18-21 May 2014, Prague, Czech Republic
The main topics are membrane and electromembrane processes and also the integrated membrane processes. The programme includes Student’s Competition and Student’s Award, Exhibition of Industrial and Innovative Companies, and an excursion to the industrial partner.
The conference is held by Czech membrane Platform together with the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Among other partners are the European Membrane Society, European Membrane House and EU-Russia Year of Science 2014. This conference takes place between 18th-21st May 2014 in Prague.
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