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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]
Access to biological resources such as cells and tissue samples is the lifeblood of biomedical research. Biobanks and biomolecular resource centres collect, store and distribute this material, the related data and powerful analytical tools, but none of them can single-handedly meet the growing, diverse needs of Europe's research community. EU funding has enabled major repositories to link up and share these resources. [read more]
This conference is timed to follow the publication of RCUK's review of the impact of Open Access so far - expected early 2015 - and will focus on key remaining implementation issues as well as looking forward to next steps for policy in light of the UK government's stated aim of adopting an Open Data culture for publicly funded research. Delegates will discuss ways universities, academics and publishers can maximise the potential of Open Access and raise awareness of its uses among the public and businesses - and ways forward for sharing best practice across the sector. They will also assess how Open Access has been implemented in practice since the Finch Review. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events
A JRC-designed path for the visually impaired was inaugurated today in Melsungen, Germany. The new path will enable a visually impaired person to move around independently in the historical centre of Melsungen using a walking cane, which recognises the signals emitted by microchips placed in the pavement. [read more]
European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 September 2014 Caption: Baldur Bergsson from the EU-funded FUTUREVOLC project takes gas measurements at the Holuhraun lava flow in Iceland. Download here the picture in high quality. Volcanic eruptions are notoriously difficult to predict. [read more]
Neural stem cells - master cells that can develop into any type of nerve cell - are able to generate mini 'first aid kits' and transfer them to immune cells. This is the result of a study published today in Molecular Cell, and led by ERC grantee Prof. Stefano Pluchino, based at the University of Cambridge (UK). [read more]
Dementia is a group of degenerative diseases typically affecting the cognitive abilities of the elderly population. According to the World Health Organization, the estimated proportion of the general population aged 60 and over with dementia at a given time is between 2 to 8 per 100 people. Currently, there is no cure and, with rising numbers of elderly people, there is a pressing need for funding in dementia research. [read more]