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Moving beyond the comparison of early world empires (China and Rome) to explain the different courses Chinese and European history have taken, the project aims to assess the importance of political communication in the maintenance of empire. Dr Weerdt asks whether and how communication networks and identities formed during the last period of lasting multi-state rule played a role in later Chinese history. The core question is thus twofold: [read more]
Without catalysts, humans wouldn't have got far. They trigger many of the processes on which we rely, from age-old mechanisms deep down in our cells to the production of contemporary consumer goods. They could also smooth our path towards a sustainable future. EU-funded researcher Xile Hu has delivered promising advances. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
Ageing is a complex process. It happens in every part of the body, not just specific cell or tissue types. Even psychological factors and stress can play a role. The EU-funded project NINA took a multidisciplinary approach to improving our understanding of how age-related changes interact, ultimately helping us age more healthily. [read more]
These encounters brought about an inevitable culture change, more striking in the case of the indigenous world, but significant also in the case of the Europeans. The violent clash of two very advanced civilizations, which had not been in any form of communication before, was followed by a prolonged and uninterrupted process of interaction and exchange. [read more]
“The next war will be fought over water, not politics,” predicted United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali in 1991. But environmental changes and pressures also have impacts that – though just as important – may be slower and more difficult to spot. Dr Sunil Amrith studies environmental effects on migration in the Bay of Bengal – from the late-19th century to today. By shedding light on the local history of coastal peoples, his findings may offer clues on ways to develop littoral economic activities, based for instance on sea's products or tourism. [read more]
The written sources of ancient Christian Ethiopia (which included part of contemporary Eritrea) are considered by scholars as the most important element of the cultural and historical heritage of the region. Experts estimate that currently at least 200,000 manuscripts from the past millennium belong to local monastic libraries and archives. These collections, including biblical and liturgical texts, hagiographies, legal documents and local historical writings, are the witnesses of an African Christian culture born as early as the 4th century A.D. [read more]
August's edition of the TRIP monthly newsletter has now been published: http://bit.ly/1NnGo2X [read more]
Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003. [read more]
EOPOWER, an EU-funded project that seeks to bring Earth Observation (EO) products into wider use among environmental decision-makers, is raising awareness of EO's uses while building capacity. Strengthening the role of EO in environmental policy will contribute to sustainable economic development globally. Partners have published an online catalogue and pledged to keep up the awareness-raising after the project ends. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
The Transport Research and Innovation Portal is home to information on over7,700 transport research projectswithover 10,000 active userseach month. There has never been a better time to submit your project description to TRIP and increase awareness of your work among Europe's policy-makers and researchers. [read more]