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Why are there more men than women in space? The answer might not be as straightforward as you first think. According to physiological models used by NASA, female astronauts have a lower threshold for space radiation than their male counterparts, meaning opportunities for space exploration are more limited for them. Radiation exposure from a long time spent in deep space or on the surface of certain planets is thought to cause an increase in the probability of developing cancer. Quality validation date: 2014-02-19 [read more]
The first day of the event is dedicated to the conference Horizon 2020 Connections – a solemn launch of Horizon 2020 in the Slovak Republic with key-note speeches by Mrs. Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Minister for Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic – Mr. Dušan Čaplovič. On the second day a matchmaking event will take place. The matchmaking is for researchers and research active SMEs only. The official language of the Conference and Matchmaking is English. The speeches and presentations will be held in English without interpretation to Slovak. [read more]
In support to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), the JRC investigated the potential future territorial and environmental impacts of the Cohesion Policy 2014-2020. For this study a sample of four European countries - Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland - have been chosen for their representativeness of both old and new Member States. Results are presented in the report ‘Direct and Indirect Land Use Impacts of the EU Cohesion Policy. [read more]
Fire-resistant protection is essential for structures made of light steel, such as industrial buildings, warehouses, houses, garages and containers. The standard solution is intumescent paint, which swells up when heated to form a protective layer for the metal. [read more]
In this video PhD. Ilias Iakovidis and Dr. Terje Peetso speak about the EU funding opportunities for ICT research and innovation to improve health, ageing and wellbeing tools, in the recently launched Horizon 2020 framework programme. [read more]
18/02/2014 00:00:00 Nearly 5 million jobs and €63bn could be added to the EU’s economy by 2018, says EU study. ... [read more]
Meet the world's top vaccine experts and have your say on the future of EU vaccine research funding!World-renowned experts will discuss with you the future of vaccine research, touching on the main scientific, social and economic challenges. Up to 200 researchers, clinicians, social scientists, private and public sector partners, advocates, funders and policy makers will attend the event. This event is organised by the European Commission directly after the flagship Innovation Convention 2014: ec.europa.eu/euic2014/ [read more]
Source: What's New in Innovation
From revolutionising medical procedures to designing efficient wind and wave turbines, high performance computing could play an important role in addressing the array of societal challenges currently facing Europe. It is already being used, for example, in France to choose the safest and most effective configurations for nuclear refuelling and in Scotland to simulate the effects of wind and waves on offshore electricity generation turbines. It's also good news for the economy - high performance computing could allow European businesses of all sizes to work more efficiently by speeding up time-consuming business processes. [read more]
Do you live near an airport or fly regularly? Even if you don't, new research that promises to lead to improved aircraft aerodynamics will benefit us all. It will ultimately enable planes to be built that are less noisy, use less fuel and pollute less a win-win situation for society, the environment and the aviation industry. [read more]
In October 2014, six FP7 research projects - COPE, FLOWS, IMPROVE, INSPIRES, LOCALISE and WILCO - are organizing a conference to explore current social trends in Europe as well as the effect of social investment or active inclusion-oriented policies - where they exist - on patterns of social inclusion and exclusion. The Inclusive Europe Conference offers six thematic workshops intended as a platform for in-depth discussions and joint publication opportunities as well as for encouraging the development of joint perspectives. [read more]
Source: Research & Innovation Events