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A new study analysing available statistics on consumer food waste has estimated that Europeans waste an average of 123 kg per capita annually, or 16% of all food reaching consumers. [read more]
Producing graphene in bulk is critical when it comes to the industrial exploitation of this exceptional two-dimensional material. To that end, Graphene Flagship researchers have developed a novel variant on the chemical vapour deposition process which yields high quality material in a scalable manner. This advance should significantly narrow the performance gap between synthetic and natural graphene. Flagship-affiliated physicists from RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich have together with colleagues in Japan devised a method for peeling graphene flakes from a CVD substrate with the help of intermolecular forces. [read more]
Business Insider UK compiled a list of 50 scientists from across the globe who are changing the world for the better. Katrin Amunts, working at Jülich Research Centre (DE) has been nominated for her work on the "BigBrain", which aims to create a 3D atlas of the human brain. She is co-leader of the Strategic Human Brain Data subproject. [read more]
The Cosmic Dust in the Terrestrial Atmosphere (CODITA) project will investigate what happens to the dust from its origin in the outer solar system all the way to the earth's surface. The work, funded by the European Research Council, will also explore whether cosmic dust has a role in the Earth's climate and how it interacts with the ozone layer in the stratosphere. [read more]
Source: European Research Council
An EU-funded project has developed the first terahertz scanners for non-destructive testing of aeroplane parts. Outperforming existing technologies, these systems detect small defects on and deep within composite materials - improving safety in the air and helping manufacturers and airline operators optimise maintenance and lower costs. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
An EU-funded consortium has developed innovative retrofit strategies for buildings to significantly improve energy efficiency, reduce construction time and costs, increase work-site safety and generate added value from existing residential areas. [read more]
The JRC, together with Nucleonica GmbH, has released a new edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, an extended periodic table which displays all known isotopes of every element and their radioactive data. [read more]
Cities are growing rapidly. According to UN estimates, theworld’s urban population grows by two peopleevery second, 7,200 every hour. This means that within two decades, nearly 60% of the world’s population – five billion people – will be city dwellers. In Europe, this figure is already higher –four out of five people(80%) live in cities. [read more]
The Thematic Guidelines for the 2015 edition ofEuropean Mobility Week(EMW) are now online, providing a detailed overview of this year’s theme ofmultimodalityand the call to action “Choose. Change. Combine.” The guidelines are an essential starting point for planning a city’s EMW activities. [read more]
The Business & Innovation Network Annual Event is an exciting networking opportunity for you to connect with academia, Science & Technology Parks, Incubators, tech-based firms, Investors, and many others. Participation is free-of-charge including the opportunity to participate in the Technologies Showroom & Business Showcase.BIN@ is an international network of academic and industry partners engaged and supporting the creation of a sustainable forum for sharing good practice and opportunities in Innovation. It was founded by 3 Universities: Porto, Sheffield and São Paulo. BIN@ has currently over 1600 delegates worldwide and so far we had 5 annual international events, held in Portugal, UK and Brazil. [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation