JRC News

  1. 9 Apr 2015

    The European Parliament (EP) and the JRC have jointly released a very large collection of documents and their translations. This rich resource can be used to improve Machine Translation software and other Language Technology applications. The ‘Digital Corpus of the European Parliament’ (DCEP) consists of EP texts produced between 2001 and 2012. It contains over 1.3 billion words in 24 languages, of text types as different as press releases, EP reports, questions to the EP and resulting answers, agendas, and more.

  2. 20 Jan 2015

    When asked, children under the age of eight cannot show comprehension of what the internet is and what being online means even if their favourite activities are gaming and video watching on various Wi-Fi connected devices.

  3. 7 Oct 2014

    Scientists from the JRC and other European nuclear research institutions recommended an update of the prompt fission gamma-ray emission data for 241Pu and explored the possible reason for underestimation of prompt heat production.

  4. 4 Aug 2014

    The JRC is currently developing maritime surveillance capabilities with the new Sentinel-1 satellite, one of the main assets under the EU’s “Copernicus” Earth Observation programme. The towing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in the last week of July 2014 presented a good opportunity for the ongoing assessment of Sentinel-1 products. Although this satellite is still being commissioned to prepare for routine operations, these early images collected by the European Space Agency (ESA) demonstrate the value of its radar vision also for maritime safety and security applications.

  5. 3 Jul 2014

    The JRC has been awarded by the European Space Agency (ESA) as one of the first research groups to achieve Galileo-only positioning.

  6. 1 Jul 2014

    JRC scientists characterised selected bottled mineral waters from the European market not only to compare results with the total indicative dose recommended by the EC/WHO for drinking water but also to prepare candidate test samples for an inter-laboratory comparison study.

  7. 12 Jun 2014

    Regional Experts Meeting on Non-proliferation Nuclear Forensics held in Hanoi 3-5 June 2014.

    The meeting on enhancing nuclear forensic capabilities in the South East Asian region, was hosted in Vietnam, co-organized by JRC-ITU.

  8. 3 Jun 2014

    JRC scientists recently developed and validated a method in-house that may serve as a reference for the quality assessment of certain biodiesel properties. The new method is based on the measurement of free and bound glycerol, i.e. mono-, di- and triacylglycerides, by on-line hydrogenation using gas chromatography. It could be further used in the production of biodiesel reference materials ensuring a reliable quality assessment of biodiesel.

  9. 21 May 2014

    The European Maritime Day, the largest annual maritime conference in Europe, was held on 19 and 20 May 2014 in Bremen, Germany. The JRC moderated the high-level session on 'Innovation to promote maritime security and safety' and presented its newly developed system for sea-basin-wide maritime awareness.  

  10. 15 May 2014

    One of the EU reference laboratories operated by the JRC recently demonstrated there was a significant difference between the analytical results obtained by the application of different extraction methods for the determination of lead in the kaolinitic clay (used as anti-caking agent in compound feed) as observed by feed producers. As a result, Commission Regulation (EU) No 1275/2013 setting maximum levels for undesirable substances in animal feed was amended.