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Monday, 02 March 2015

1. A model capable of simulating power fluctuations in large grids of photovoltaic power stations is patented

Iñigo de la Parra Laita, an industrial engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has developed a model that has been patented and which is capable of simulating fluctuations in photovoltaic power. As he explains, 'just by knowing the irradiance recorded in one spot, the number of grouped power stations and the average surface area they occupy, we can simulate what fluctuations may take place in photovoltaic power'. [read more]

2. Autonomous Nuclear Waste Handling with RoMaNs

The three-year 'Robotic Manipulation for Nuclear Sort and Segregation' (RoMaNs) project will receive a total of €6.4 million through Horizon 2020. It aims to develop an autonomous robotics system for nuclear waste handling. This will avoide environmental hazards and dangerous working conditions. [read more]

3. EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 02 March 2015 West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. Over 22 900 people have been infected, more than 9 200 of whom have died. [read more]

4. Intelligent pigments that prevent corrosion, repel bacteria and regulate temperature

IK4-TEKNIKER is the scientific coordinator of a European project that is seeking to cut costs and improve energy efficiency in the automotive industry and construction. The project, which kicked off in 2012 with a budget of EUR 4.6 million, ends on 28 February. [read more]

5. Momentum for European Innovation and Competitiveness

European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] 02 March 2015 Carlos Moedas - Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation   Berlin, "European Investment Bank Conference" Ladies and Gentlemen,   My message to you is simple, that in the future we will be judged for the investments we choose to... [read more]

6. New Perspectives in Science Education 4th edition International Conference - 20-21 March 2015, Florence, Italy

Experts, teachers, trainers and researchers in the field of science education are invited to participate in the Fourth Edition of the International Conference “New Perspectives in Science Education” taking place in Florence, Italy on 20-21 March 2015. The conference is intended as a meeting point also to present results achieved in science education projects funded by the European Commission and by other sources. Around 150 participants (representing mainly Universities and Research Centres) from 45 different countries attended the last edition of the conference. Deadline for registration: 16 March 2015. For further information Facebook Join Facebook Group [read more]

7. OpenAxel winners' Silicon Valley trip

In October 2014, nine of the most promising startups from Europe won the 2014 OpenAxel Contest, organized by the Open Acceleration community OpenAxel, and were awarded with several prizes, including a trip to Silicon Valley, individual coaching plans with specific mentoring sessions, and credits and perks with top tech partners [read more]

8. Reducing animal testing for skin allergies - 02 Mar 2015

The JRC has validated and recommended a new method which is not based on animal testing, to identify chemicals that can trigger skin allergies, estimated to affect already 20% of the population in Europe.  [read more]

9. 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. [read more]

Friday, 27 February 2015

10. CORDIS Express: Energy efficient Europe

This edition of CORDIS Express takes a look at research projects focused on energy efficiency, as well as related news and events. [read more]

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