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Week 12

Thursday, 23 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Clearing the fog: an end to clouded climate predictions
      Image of planet Earth 360°Limited understanding of the role of aerosols in our climate system means a lack of policies addressing them. The EU-funded BACCHUS project aims to expand understanding of how clouds are affected, providing the knowledge for improved climate models and projections, and - eventually - more effective policies for sustainability and climate change mitigation.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Search for other Earths reveals new planets
      Image of planet Earth in SpaceFour exoplanets with an Earth-like composition have been found by an EU-funded project working to understand more about planets outside our solar system. These particular exoplanets are too hot for life, but the observation method that identified them will now help determine how common inhabitable planets are in our galaxy.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017

Week 11

Friday, 17 March 2017

  • Press Centre
    • New European 'Big Data' e-infrastructure to support biodiversity research
      The European Commission today granted the legal status of European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) to the e-Science and Technology European Infrastructure for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch). With this measure, the EU provides the facility with many administrative advantages enjoyed by international organisations and therefore helps to successfully implement the infrastructure project.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Electronic evidence, expertly explored
      Image of a man in a hood in front of a laptopCrime moves with the times, with the law hard on its heels... Pirates and highwaymen do still exist, but these days they are likely to have smartphones, and the proof needed to catch and convict them is probably digital. With new questions about electronic evidence constantly arising, EU-funded researchers have mapped out a path towards a common framework.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Twinning for human rights research excellence
      photo of young people holding hands in the pileThrough the EU's twinning initiative for research bodies, Tallinn University has teamed up with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Germany's Walther Schücking Institute of International Law to expand world-class research into human rights whilst raising excellence in the field.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Innovation in education for 21st century learning
      photo of the kids at schoolTeaching the skills needed for the 21st century requires a new, creative and innovative approach. A team of EU-funded researchers at Tallinn University is developing such an approach, combining methods, instruments and experts from educational sciences, cognitive psychology, human-computer interaction, media studies and learning analytics.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Week 10

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thursday, 09 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Equipping first responders to protect citizens
      Picture of protective equipment construction workerSadly many European cities are at risk of chemical, biological and radiological terrorist attacks. The EU-funded IF REACT project has developed innovative personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that first responders are better prepared. The new equipment can be manufactured as soon as orders start arriving.

Wednesday, 08 March 2017

Tuesday, 07 March 2017

  • Success Stories
    • Sustainability and a sea of change for the ship industry
      Photo of the shipyardsToday, the shipping industry finds itself in a sea of change. New international standards require vessels to reduce air pollution, meaning fewer emissions. It's a challenge for builders as altering a ship's power can sacrifice safety. How can the industry ensure that marine vessels remain safe while cutting emissions? A shipyard in Croatia is helping scientists to improve maritime transport.

Monday, 06 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Belgian schools: bringing equal opportunities to immigrant children
      image of group of kids at schoolThe Belgian school system is highly segregated. Poorer standards of education are seen in schools where pupils are predominantly of immigrant background. EU researchers are compiling new datasets and information about school composition and teaching cohesion to ensure segregation does not have to mean a difference in education standards.

Week 9

Friday, 03 March 2017

  • Research Headlines
    • Pathways to success for second-generation migrants
      image of group of people siting at the tableMany children of migrants, born in their adopted homeland, have successfully overcome the odds and enjoy 'elite' status with well paid jobs. By studying these individuals, EU researchers hope to identify how policies and education can be changed to help more second-generation migrants achieve success.

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