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Water-saving irrigation tech refreshes Europe's driest regions Finding ways to cut back on irrigation water as dry regions of Europe put more demand on the land is a pressing problem. A European network of Austrian, German and Portuguese researchers has found the solution. [read more]
Source: EUREKA Success stories
The event focuses on the need to imagine a sustainable future for cities – exploring advances in long-term thinking for sustainability, futures studies and strategic planning. The conference is organised around: 2 core themes: ‘Scenarios for Cities of the Future’; ‘People and Societies in Future Cities’ 4 thematic threads: Forward Thinking Methods; Governance in Future Cities; Future of Resources; Future of Urban Systems. The event is organised as part of URBACHINA FP7 project, and in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. The conference abstracts and proceedings can downloaded at this link: http://www.ufsc2050. [read more]
Parasites such as nematodes and mastitis can cause serious health and welfare problems to both sheep and goat production. As resistance to current drug treatments increases, there is a strong need to develop new methods to rectify the situation. [read more]
Finally, the wait was over. For the past week, the University of Warsaw library had been packed with promising young scientists. 110 researchers aged 14 to 20 presented their projects during an intense competition, in the hope of impressing an international jury. They were competing for honours in the 26th annual European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which concluded with the awards ceremony. [read more]
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]