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The ERA-NET Plus (EN Plus) Infravation is a transnational collaboration of 11 countries on road infrastructure innovation. The Infravation 2014 Call will be launched on 3 March 2014, pooling some 9 million EURO, including a one-third top-up of the European Commission (EC). For the first time, the USA (Federal Highway Administration) will contribute funding to an EN Plus Call. [read more]
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. [read more]
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The JRC has just launched the second phase of the Illicit Trafficking Radiation Detection Assessment Programme (ITRAP+10), which will focus on testing mobile radiation detection equipment and investigating the integration of radiological, nuclear and explosives detection techniques. By organising a proficiency test, phase II takes a step towards the establishment of a network of accredited laboratories in the EU, able to certify radiation detection equipment against international or European Standards. [read more]
Mussel farming is one of Europe's major shellfish industries, with total net production averaging around 500,000 tonnes per year, and with the potential for much, much more. Despite the room for excess, some businesses have signed up to a European scheme designed to test new technologies, and methodologies, in a bid for both greater sustainability and profit. [read more]
Dennis Aabo Sørensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information – in real time – with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm. [read more]
The ICT 35 call covers funding for a variety of different areas that aim to make Europe a more innovative and entrepreneurial place for ICT. It is split into six separate actions that range from promoting entrepreneurial skills in schools and universities, promoting a less risk-averse mentality in Europe, to stimulating innovation through public procurement. [read more]
The conference "mHealth for improving quality of life" is dedicated to mobile health and cancer supportive care. It will include the viewpoints of the European Commission and of clinicians, policy makers, payers, IT, telecommunications and software providers and patients. [read more]
How to get interoperability projects from pilot stage to actual deployment in Europe? The EU has granted nearly a million euros to the EXPAND project to fill this gap. [read more]
Results from research building on the outcomes of previous FET projects CYBERHAND and NEUROBOTICS has recently featured in many news bulletins. Prof. Silvestro Micera (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) and his colleagues in the Lifehand2 project have published the results of a clinical trial in which a patient whose hand had been amputated was able to regain a sense of touch using an artificial hand. [read more]
The first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean, coordinated by the JRC, was presented today at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. This is the latest in a series of JRC soil atlases and the result of a fruitful collaboration with leading soil scientists in Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean. It explains and highlights the importance of soil, a precious non-renewable resource which provides food, fodder and fuel for 580 million people. [read more]