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Manufacturing of the CER coils is expected to start in April and marks an important milestone in F4E’s work in the field of diagnostics. [read more]
Source: Fusion for Energy - news
EU-funded researchers are developing hi-tech methods for monitoring rice crops in order to increase yields and encourage sustainable farming. [read more]
Göteborg, Sweden – March 12, 2015 - Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel DeSyRe architecture. This would drastically reduce hospital costs and replacement rate of medical devices. [read more]
Today the JRC launches the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS), a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector. The RMIS supports a series of European Commission initiatives which aim to tackle the pressure on valuable resources and their more efficient use to the benefit of EU’s economies. [read more]
Burning rubber is the last thing a driver wants to do to save fuel. In fact, tyres account for up to 15% of a vehicle's fuel consumption. An EU-backed project has developed new compounds, designs and treads for tyre manufacturing to slash this "rolling resistance" for the good of the transport sector and the environment. [read more]
The European Technology Platform (ETP) for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem) has published its Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA). SusChem’s new SIRA sets out its innovation priorities for the short and medium term. The new strategic document highlights the role of the chemical industry in boosting innovation in Europe and the potential for sustainable chemistry technologies to tackle societal challenges, as outlined in Horizon 2020. [read more]
The third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction kicked off in Sendai, Japan, on 14 March. Several thousand participants are attending the four-day conference where also JRC Director-General, Vladimir Šucha, is presenting the role and potential of science and technology in disaster risk reduction and the future JRC knowledge centre for disaster risk management. [read more]
The European Commission has launched two Horizon Prizes to reward innovators who find groundbreaking solutions in digital technologies. Two prizes of €500,000 are on offer for breaking the optical transmission barriers and collaborative spectrum sharing, through the EU's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. [read more]
Cleaning Campaign of Rehabilitated Medieval Irrigation System of Barjas (Sierra Nevada-Spain) UN World Water Day was celebrated at the mountains of Sierra Nevada, thanks to the initiative of the FP7 funded, MEMOLA project. One year after the recovery of the irrigation channel of Barjas, the MEMOLA team, along with the local irrigators community, organised its cleaning followed by a community meal. Almost one hundred people joined for the event. The cleaning of the channels is crucial for its maintenance, assuring water released by the melting of snow for a peasant community of 400 people. The irrigation channels provide very significant ecoservices to the area: irrigates fields, recharges aquifers and maintains the habitat of a forest of chestnuts and oaks, among others. [read more]
This week’s edition of Express sheds light on the important role played by animals at all stages of the scientific research process. [read more]