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European design standards widespread in the building sector Scientists test the stability of construction components at the JRC-hosted European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA).
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Dec 30 2015

According to a new JRC study, 23 out of the 28 EU countries have implemented the European Technical Standards (Eurocodes) for buildings and other civil engineering works.

Individual mobility: single charge of electric cars fits into average daily use For the smaller battery electric car size segment, the median electricity consumption is around 186 Wh/km.
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Dec 28 2015

A JRC report analysed driving patterns of both conventional and electric vehicles in the EU. Findings show that most of them (more than 80%) drive less than 65 km per day, which could be covered by a single charge.

The novel alpha emitter radioactive drug can penetrate a simulated human blood brain barrier. The novel alpha emitter radioactive drug can penetrate a simulated human blood brain barrier.
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Dec 21 2015

Targeted alpha therapy has the potential to selectively eliminate HIV infected cells from the central nervous system, according to a recent study co-authored by the JRC.

Railways could be affected due to direct impact on track circuits or electronics, or indirectly as they depend on power, communications, and progressively on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for timing and positioning. Railways could be affected due to direct impact on track circuits or electronics, or indirectly as they depend on power, communications, and progressively on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for timing and positioning.
©Fotolia, Oleksiy Mark
Dec 18 2015

A new report explores the rail sector’s vulnerability and the potential impacts, in particular through interdependencies with other infrastructures.

Nuclear decommissioning faces many technological challenges. Nuclear decommissioning faces many technological challenges.
©Institut National des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires INSTN, France
Dec 11 2015

Additional efforts to further enhance the EU's extensive know-how and attract more young people to studies and training in nuclear related disciplines are needed for nuclear decommissioning.

Digital Single Market is among top priorities of the Commission. Digital Single Market is among top priorities of the Commission.
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Dec 09 2015

On 9 December 2015, the European Commission published two new legislative proposals to simplify and promote access to digital content and online sales across the EU.

Soil in hands Soils are fundamental to life on Earth, yet they are under threat of continuous degradation.
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Dec 04 2015

The overwhelming majority of soil resources across the globe are in poor condition and their health is worsening, according to the first global status report on soil resources, which is being presented today in Rome in anticipation of the World Soil Day (5 December). The JRC provided extensive contributions, particularly on the regional assessment of soils in Europe. The World Soil resources report is one of the main achievements of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) in the context of the International Year of Soil (IYS).

Stethescope and heart A high intake of trans fats seriously increases the risk of heart disease.
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Dec 03 2015

On 3 December, the European Commission adopted a report on trans fats (TFA) in food and in the overall diet of Europeans.

Corn fields in Lesotho Climate change can affect crop and cereal production - corn fields in Lesotho.
©Fotolia, Peter Marble
Dec 02 2015

The JRC has designed a global index to support the EU’s Global Climate Change Alliance plus (GCCA+) programme in its goal to help the most vulnerable countries to respond to climate change in the period up to 2020.

Worm's eye view of grain against a blue sky JRC contributed to the report on medium-term prospects for EU agricultural markets and income until 2025
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Dec 02 2015

The European Commission's agricultural outlook for the next decade was presented during a dedicated conference in Brussels.

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