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Being highly proficient in literacy and numeracy may be more important than having a higher level of education when considering the role of these two skills in integration and engagement in the social and economic life of advanced economies. [read more]
The 26th edition of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) will take place in the New Library of the University of Warsaw. For more than a quarter of a century the contest has been bringing together the brightest young minds in European science. [read more]
European scientists have developed a revolutionary new ultrasound device capable of identifying patients at imminent risk of a heart attack or stroke. The technique, which is the subject of a patent application, was developed by the SUMMIT project, which is supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI). [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
An elixir of eternal youth may be the stuff of legend and beyond the reach of humans, but it is not such a fantasy in the world of art restoration, thanks to pioneering work being carried out in a project in the Italian city of Florence. [read more]
This Discussion Paper was published in July 2014 and is a follow-up to the Forward Look Security: Advancing a Framework for Enquiry (SAFE) launched by the HUM (formerly SCH) in 2007. [read more]
Source: European Science Foundation
Location-based services use information on the geographical position of mobile devices like smart phones and tablets. These services are expanding beyond consumer-facing products like the check-in applications (apps) one often sees on Facebook, and nowadays they are even powering advertisements, weather and travel apps. [read more]
The Sustainability, Technology and Education 2014 conference (STE 2014) aims to address the main issues which occur by assessing the relationship between sustainability, education and technology. Broad areas of interest are: Sustainability and Leadership, Sustainability and Green IT, Sustainability and Education. These broad areas are divided into more detailed areas (please see http://www.sustainability-conf.org/call-for-papers) [read more]
The volume of data is exploding, and that is challenging drug makers' ability to transform big data into additional revenue. But companies who can exploit big data and analytics will have the potential to improve their productivity and efficiency, especially in the discovery, research and development of new products, experts say. McKinsey has predicted big data could reduce research and development costs for pharmaceutical makers by $40 billion to $70 billion. They anticipate that data will form the cornerstone of future value-based assessment and also be used for gaining market access, and enhance competitiveness. [read more]
Standardization is an important tool to ensure market access of research and innovation results, under Horizon2020. This conference will engage with leading innovators and policy makers to discuss the role standards play in supporting innovation. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
With sessions on Automotives, Aero Structures and Wind Energy / Offshore Applications and Manufacturing Technologies, ITHEC 2012 promoted structural thermoplastic lightweight structures enabling an economic high-volume production for a wide range of applications. In addition to these topics, the upcoming event ITHEC 2014 will have a special focus on hybrid materials and technologies. MESSE BREMEN and the Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., (FIBRE) successfully launched ITHEC in October 2012. 280 highly satisfied participants (70% from industry) and 27 exhibitors, including the technological leaders, gathered in Bremen for this kick-off event on a promising class of composites. [read more]