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A new EU research project will over the next three years develop an electronic wall that can help those weakened by age enjoy greater independence and increased quality of life at home. [read more]
Which energy technology mix allows the EU and national climate and energy targets to be met and at what cost? What cost reductions or performance improvements are needed to make innovative energy technologies competitive? What drives the deployment of different low carbon technologies across the EU? [read more]
The quality and the quantity of fresh water resources face increasing challenges in many parts of Europe. Climate change, rapid population growth and urbanistion, diminishing freshwater resources, and ageing infrastructure are all taking their toll on our water supply. Whilst our population is rapidly increasing, water resources have remained constant, and are increasingly polluted. Quality validation date: 2014-02-20 [read more]
It is a quiet, modest process which rarely grabs the headlines, but the pollination of plants, trees and crops is a function which is vital both for human wellbeing and for the environment. While some pollination occurs as a result of the wind, the vast majority - especially that which matters most to humans - is carried out by insects. [read more]
The very first hours after a disaster are crucial to limiting damage and containing the number of potential victims. Often, several hours can go by before the true nature of a crisis is understood. A lot can happen in this time. [read more]
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]