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In times of changing conditions, with strong pressure from markets and citizens to adjust and innovate, the farming community needs timely access to knowledge and information as well as training and education. Policy makers across Europe will get a helping hand to identify ways to reach farmers with new information and a rethink of advisory services, thanks to the EU-backed project PRO AKIS ('Prospects for Farmers' Support: Advisory Services in the European Agricultural Knowledge and Information Systems'). The PRO AKIS team is mapping the many different information sources available to farmers. [read more]
End stage kidney disease is a global public health problem with an estimated 2.4 million patients on dialysis. The number of new cases is rising (7-8% annually) due to population ageing and increased diabetes prevalence. The NEPHRON+ project is improving the lives of patients by developing a wearable artificial kidney device, enabled with information and communication technologies for remote monitoring. [read more]
In many European countries more than 20 per cent of children are overweight, and that number is rising. One of the most effective ways to keep children active is through organised sport. However, many children involved in sport choose to drop out when they reach adolescence. [read more]
Ill health and disease do not stop at national boundaries, and neither should health research. Global health problems require global efforts. Working across borders, sharing knowledge and resources, and solving common problems are important principles and a key strength of EU health research and innovation. Quality validation date: 2014-04-09 [read more]
An encounter with ET may be far closer than we think. Scientists have revealed that Enceladus, a moon of Saturn, could be home to a large body of water, meaning we may be near to finding extraterrestrial life in our solar system. The journal Science has published evidence from the Cassini spacecraft's orbit of Saturn which points to 'a 10-kilometer-thick layer of water beneath the south polar region [of Enceladus], if not the entire moon. Quality validation date: 2014-04-09 [read more]
An EU-funded project investigating how oxygen in the air millions of years ago might have affected the evolution of plants is making important discoveries that could inform our approach to climate change, space exploration and ensuring future food supplies. [read more]
The new standards will cover safety, security, privacy, data protection, insurance and liability. The aim is to allow European industry to become a global leader in the market for this emerging technology, while at the same time ensuring that all the necessary safeguards are in place. [read more]
Source: EU News - Science and Technology
Assessing the habitability of Mars and detecting life, if it ever existed, depends on knowing the environment. A potash mine in the North East of England offers an environment similar to that on the surface of Mars and could provide a test bed for technologies for use in the search for life on the Red Planet. Scientists from the new European space exploration programme MASE (Mars Analogues for Space Exploration) will explore Boulby, a mine on edge of the North York Moors National Park, which is 1. Quality validation date: 2014-04-08 [read more]
The second Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Stakeholder Forum was held on 7 and 8 April at the Hannover Messe, the world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology. The event was organised by the JRC and the Commission's Directorate-General for Environment (DG ENV), both responsible for the set-up of the Environmental Technology Verification pilot programme. [read more]
A Danish company has developed a series of machines that can quite literally see the unseen. The silver machines use low-energy x-rays to peer inside a product, and highlight faults that other scanners fail to spot. [read more]