Actinides have many applications in various scientific and technological fields, underpinning research is carried out at JRC-ITU in collaboration with a number of academic partners worldwide.
Six road and railway border crossings with Uzbekistan and Afghanistan are now equipped with radiation portal monitors, supported by a mobile laboratory, which will allow customs authorities to detect radioactive materials.
Setting up a long-term strategy beyond existing EU policies, addressing governance of its expanding function and stepping up interaction with the scientific community across the EU are the main recommendations, stemming from an independent panel of experts' evaluation.
The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.
A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery.
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