JRC News

  1. 7 Jul 2015

    JRC-ITU as part of a consortium led by Westinghouse Nuclear will research new methods of nuclear fuel generation to support five EU member states. Over 50% of the low carbon nuclear energy generation in the five countries is dependent on foreign supply, the project aim is to diversify the fuel source and reduce foreign dependency on the EU's low carbon energy sources.

  2. 7 Jul 2015

    This is the 20th annual meeting of the ITWG.  The working group was established in response to illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials in Europe in the early 1990s.  Since then, experts from more than 50 countries have participated in ITWG activities and supported the development and application of forensics techniques to illicit uses of nuclear and other radioactive material.

  3. 6 Jul 2015

    In close collaboration with scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Stephan Richter from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements examined the merits and limitations of  available mass spectrometric instrumentations for nuclear safeguards applications.

  4. 6 Jul 2015

    The Futuris programme (Euronews) offers the latest news on technical & scientific research projects across Europe; in a series of small video episodes and web reports. The latest in the series 'atomic detectives' explores the EUSECTRA facility at JRC-ITU and demonstrates the work of the scientists in combatting nuclear criminal activity.

  5. 22 Jun 2015

    On the 27th June as part of the 300th Birthday of the City of Karlsruhe, EFFEKTE 2015 transforms the palace (schloss) gardens of Karlsruhe into a huge science experience where visitors can enjoy live experiments, demonstrations, science shows and a varied stage program. Taking part in the festival will be a variety of scientific institutions, municipal buildings, cultural institutions and retail stores hosting various events on the subject of science and research.

     

  6. 11 Jun 2015

    On 10 June 2015, in Budapest, the JRC and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) organised an event, hosted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of EASAC. The event was part of the regional promotion of a joint JRC-EASAC report on the "Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel and its Waste".

  7. 23 Apr 2015

    A team of JRC researchers outperformed 27 teams from academia and industry across the globe and achieved best overall result at a competition on indoor localisation in Seattle, USA. Providing accurate position information on people and objects indoors, where GPS signals are not available, has been a challenging research topic over the last decade and there is not yet a large-scale commercial deployment in this field.

  8. 20 Apr 2015

    The Joint Research Centre (JRC) produced the first two uranium reference materials certified for the production date for validation of methods.

  9. 17 Apr 2015

    To understand whether laboratories can accurately determine the date of the production of uranium, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a proficiency test through its specific inter-laboratory comparison programme REIMEP. The outcome of this exercise confirmed the participating laboratories' capability to perform this type of measurement.

  10. 25 Mar 2015

    A new treatment for bladder carcinoma is being developed by the JRC and Munich’s Technical University hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar. Recently, the first in-human tests have been conducted showing positive results.