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Week 13

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Toolkit for bioeconomy blueprints
      Picture of a man's hand touching the ears of grainGreen, bio-based industries could drive smart new growth in Europe's regions. An EU-funded project has developed assessment and guidance tools to help regions design strategies to boost entrepreneurship and investment in local bioeconomies.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Replacing animal testing with cultured human cells
      Magnified cellsScientists at the University of Luxembourg have engineered human brain tissue, created from stem cells. They think that this bioengineering can push the limits of their knowledge in biomedicine without having to use animals in lab testing. Lets meet scientists around Europe who are not short of ideas about how to reach this goal.

Monday, 27 March 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Sustainable food security - with a little help from nature
      Photo of a bumblebee pollinating Sunflower Within a few decades, supermarket shelves could be empty. A shortage of food is likely unless farmers can produce enough for the world's rapidly growing population. Combining higher yields with sustainability would be a step in the right direction; the EU-funded LIBERATION project has been researching the economic benefits of such an approach.

Week 12

Friday, 24 March 2017

  • Press Centre
    • Commission welcomes new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity
      The European Commission has received today the new European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity aimed at promoting the responsible conduct of research to help improve its quality and reliability. This new Code was developed by national academies of sciences and humanities through their umbrella organisation, the All European Academies (ALLEA) federation, in close cooperation with the EC.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Clearing the fog: an end to clouded climate predictions
      Image of planet Earth 360°Limited understanding of the role of aerosols in our climate system means a lack of policies addressing them. The EU-funded BACCHUS project aims to expand understanding of how clouds are affected, providing the knowledge for improved climate models and projections, and - eventually - more effective policies for sustainability and climate change mitigation.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Search for other Earths reveals new planets
      Image of planet Earth in SpaceFour exoplanets with an Earth-like composition have been found by an EU-funded project working to understand more about planets outside our solar system. These particular exoplanets are too hot for life, but the observation method that identified them will now help determine how common inhabitable planets are in our galaxy.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

Week 11

Friday, 17 March 2017

  • Press Centre
    • New European 'Big Data' e-infrastructure to support biodiversity research
      The European Commission today granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch). With this measure, the EU provides the facility with many administrative advantages enjoyed by international organisations and therefore helps to successfully implement the infrastructure project.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Electronic evidence, expertly explored
      Image of a man in a hood in front of a laptopCrime moves with the times, with the law hard on its heels... Pirates and highwaymen do still exist, but these days they are likely to have smartphones, and the proof needed to catch and convict them is probably digital. With new questions about electronic evidence constantly arising, EU-funded researchers have mapped out a path towards a common framework.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Twinning for human rights research excellence
      photo of young people holding hands in the pileThrough the EU's twinning initiative for research bodies, Tallinn University has teamed up with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Germany's Walther Schücking Institute of International Law to expand world-class research into human rights whilst raising excellence in the field.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Innovation in education for 21st century learning
      photo of the kids at schoolTeaching the skills needed for the 21st century requires a new, creative and innovative approach. A team of EU-funded researchers at Tallinn University is developing such an approach, combining methods, instruments and experts from educational sciences, cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction, media studies and learning analytics.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Week 10

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thursday, 09 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Equipping first responders to protect citizens
      Picture of protective equipment construction workerSadly many European cities are at risk of chemical, biological and radiological terrorist attacks. The EU-funded IF REACT project has developed innovative personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that first responders are better prepared. The new equipment can be manufactured as soon as orders start arriving.


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