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Published on: 24-September-2014 October 1st, 2014 is the deadline of the current ACQUEAU call for project outlines. In a second phase, applicants will (...) [read more]
Source: EUREKA News
EU-funded researchers have developed advanced computer simulations to assess an aircraft's ability to handle the extreme forces experienced in flight - before it even leaves the design studio. The new techniques aim to save manufacturers time and money and deliver more innovative, fuel-efficient aircraft - good for Europe's competitiveness and the environment. [read more]
In support of EU legislation on safety of chemicals, the JRC has published a state-of-the art review of test methods and non-testing (computational) approaches that help promote the replacement, reduction, and refinement of animal experiments - known as the 3Rs - in the safety assessment of chemicals. The report "Alternative methods for regulatory toxicology – a state-of-the-art review" focuses on "non-standard" methods, i.e. [read more]
European Commission MEMO Brussels, 23 September 2014 What is the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS)? The Contest was initiated in 1989 when then European Commission President Jacques Delors took up a challenge from Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands to organise a Europe-wide student science fair. [read more]
"A basic European unemployment insurance scheme would provide a limited and predictable short-term fiscal stimulus to economies undergoing a downturn in the economic cycle - something that every country is going to experience sooner or later. With its automatic and countercyclical character, a basic European unemployment insurance scheme could boost market confidence in the EMU and thus help to avoid repeating vicious circles of downgrades, austerity and internal devaluation in the eurozone. It would help to uphold domestic demand and therefore economic growth in Europe as a whole." WWWforEurope lecture by László Andor, Member of the European Commission in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. For registration and details: Dr. [read more]
Europe is the second-biggest aid donor to the Pacific Island nations, but understanding of the islands themselves - their people and needs - has been limited in Europe. The EU-funded ECOPAS project is helping to change that, using a combination of anthropology, climate research and the performing arts. [read more]
In 2013, forest fires burnt 305 904 hectares in the EU. 95% of this area (291 101 hectares) was located in the five larger EU countries of the Mediterranean region: Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Greece, with some severe fire events also taking place in northern countries. [read more]
Metallurgy Europe, a 7-year, 1bn€ program in the field of metals research and manufacturing, has recently been selected as a new Eureka Cluster and was launched at London’s Science Museum on September 16th, 2014. [read more]
Source: European Science Foundation
Published on: 22-September-2014 The newest of EUREKA Clusters, Metallurgy Europe was launched at London’s Science Museum on 10 September 2 (...) [read more]
Source: EUREKA News
If no further action is taken and global temperature increases by 3.5°C, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion, a net welfare loss of 1.8% of its current GDP. Several weather-related extremes could roughly double their average frequency. As a consequence, heat-related deaths could reach about 200 000. [read more]