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Friday, 31 July 2015
1. Success Stories - Sowing the seeds for food security and plant conservation
Climate change is affecting plant life worldwide, with potentially disastrous effects for both wild and agricultural species. EU-funded researchers are studying the impact of higher temperatures and drought on seed quality in order to develop techniques for conserving wild plants, and for ensuring sustainable crop yields.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
2. Events - 5th World Sustainability Forum (WSF 5) - 7-9 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland
The World Sustainability Forum (WSF) is a platform for researchers to present and engage with research-relevant stakeholders on issues relating to sustainability.
Monday, 27 July 2015
3. Research Headlines - Paints for places where a spark spells trouble
With the help of EU research funding, three small businesses have been able to take a concept for more efficient, cheaper types of paints for hazardous, explosive work areas, develop innovative products, and successfully bring them to market. The new paints also eliminate the need for the metal particles and solvents normally used in such products - removing a potential health hazard.
Thursday, 23 July 2015
4. Events - Information Day on Horizon 2020 'Environment & Resource Efficiency' - 21 September 2015, Brussels
The European Commission is organising an Information Day to present the 2016 work programme of Horizon 2020's Societal Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials" as well as related call topics in the “Blue Growth - Demonstrating an Ocean of Opportunities”, “Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy” and "Smart and Sustainable Cities" focus areas.
The morning plenary session will focus on the general strategy behind the new work programme also providing guidance on the preparation of proposals. During the afternoon sessions participants will then have plenty of opportunities to network and find project partners.
5. Research Headlines - What cosmic rays tell us about thunderstorms on Earth
When Prof. Heino Falcke obtained an ERC grant to study and identify the sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays, back in 2008, he could not imagine that his research would provide an important clue to better understand lightning and thunderclouds much closer to us.
6. Success Stories - A tunnel yields a whole lot of valuable materials
An EU-funded research project has developed a system to automatically analyse and sort materials from the soil and rock excavated during the boring of tunnels and other underground structures. The system will cut waste, help tunnelling companies generate additional revenues, and provide valuable materials to industry, say the researchers.
Wednesday, 22 July 2015
7. Research Headlines - How disability can pioneer architectural innovation
Disability is often associated with access legislation rather than a source of creativity for architects. With her ERC grant, Prof. Ann Heylighen wanted to reverse this perspective. Her findings suggest that disability can be a valuable source of innovative solutions in architecture by extending prevailing ways of understanding space and designing buildings.
Monday, 20 July 2015
8. Research Headlines - Delivering the goods
Income from e-sales in the EU in 2013 accounted for 15% of total turnover, and if estimates are correct, e-commerce will grow. However, this growth brings with it an increase in freight transport, especially in urban areas, which in turn contributes to air and noise pollution as well as traffic congestion.
9. Success Stories - Automated transportation in the (driverless) seat
Advances in driverless vehicle technology could revolutionise the way we travel. An EU-funded project is working to develop a prototype automated transport system for urban areas with low passenger numbers.
Thursday, 16 July 2015
10. Events - EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015 - 12-15 October 2015, Leuven, Belgium
The Annual Conference of EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, will be a joint event with the MNBS Consultation and Concertation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems.
A Call for Presentations was launched for the EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 on 13 October 2015 under the motto “State of the (Sm)Art: Smart Systems Responding to Demand Side Requirements”.
The Call is open until 14 August 2015
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