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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

41. Research Headlines - Lymphocytes versus hepatitis B virus: caught in action

For the first time ever, two ERC grantees, Prof. Luca G. Guidotti and Dr Matteo Iannacone, have observed in vivo how specific white blood cells, so-called cytotoxic T lymphocytes, identify, target and attack liver cells that are infected with the hepatitis B virus. To witness these immune cells in action in real time, the two scientists developed advanced, dynamic imaging techniques. An estimated 240 million people are chronically infected with hepatitis B worldwide. [read more]

42. Science helps to reduce flood risk around the world - 24 Jul 2015

New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them. [read more]

43. Taking charge of air quality control in Europe’s smart, green cities

A COST funded network of European spin-offs, SMEs, agencies, research centres and universities is working on developing cheaper and energy efficient sensors for air quality control in Europe’s future smart cities. [read more]

44. WIRE 2015 - the ideal setting for the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness policy

The 2015 Week of Innovative Regions in Europe was the ideal setting for COST, as President Dr Rodríguez-Peña presented the COST Excellence and Inclusiveness policy contributing to spreading Excellence and Widening Participation in Horizon 2020. [read more]

Monday, 27 July 2015

45. Digimet: technology for treating steel plant dust

EAF steel dust is in terms of volume the greatest hazardous solid waste produced by the steel industry. Managing it entails very high costs for steel plants as it is classified as hazardous waste and cannot be deposited in landfills unless it has been treated in advance by authorised waste management companies. DIGIMET allows this dust to be treated in the plant itself and separately from the production process, thus maximising the retrieval of recoverable materials without producing waste. [read more]

46. Discovering untapped value in Europe’s forests

EU-funded researchers with the STARTREE project recently showed a global gathering of ecologists how sustainably exploiting non-wood products can boost rural communities. [read more]

47. EU stand at the Irish National Ploughing Championships - 22-24 September 2015, Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. Laois, Ireland

This year the EU stand at the National Ploughing Championships will showcase new innovative technologies in agriculture with two EU funded research projects. The projects are: • SMARTAGRIFOOD2 - developing a new generation of smart agriculture Apps which focus on solving real problems that could revolutionise the farm! • TRADEIT showcasing emerging technologies relevant to SME food producers with information on geographical protection/designation. The European Commission's in-house science service - the Joint Research Centre will be on hand to explain the science behind EU policy and show you how science is everywhere, and how your actions today can shape our future world, and much more. [read more]

48. Forest certification: innovating to ensure a sustainable valorisation of Mediterranean forest products

Desertification is one of the major environmental problems faced by the Maghreb. The sustainable use of forests in these countries would help mitigate and adapt to this global change. This is why forestry experts gathered in Barcelona to discuss opportunities and challenges brought by innovative solutions such as forest certification in the Mediterranean region. [read more]

49. Italy, Vajont 'tsunami' and Malborghetto-Valbruna floods: such different lessons from the past

More and more frequent extreme weather events lead to new projects on risk management and spatial planning. Past experiences represent an added value and suggest the importance of greater involvement of local communities. [read more]

50. Research Headlines - Paints for places where a spark spells trouble

With the help of EU research funding, three small businesses have been able to take a concept for more efficient, cheaper types of paints for hazardous, explosive work areas, develop innovative products, and successfully bring them to market. The new paints also eliminate the need for the metal particles and solvents normally used in such products - removing a potential health hazard. [read more]

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