JRC News

  1. 18 Aug 2015

    The JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has adapted the format of DB-ALM, its unique public database on alternative methods, to fully comply with the OECD guidance for describing non-guideline in vitro test methods.

  2. 18 Aug 2015

    From 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.

     

  3. 14 Aug 2015

    JRC scientists have acquired the first signals of the latest Chinese BeiDou satellite, launched on 25 July. The analysis of the observation data has allowed, for the very first time, the precise identification of the codes and modulation schemes of the various signals being currently broadcast.

  4. 12 Aug 2015

    A new study analysing available statistics on consumer food waste has estimated that Europeans waste an average of 123 kg per capita annually, or 16% of all food reaching consumers.

  5. 11 Aug 2015

    Climate change could affect tourism demand in EU regions as altered climatic conditions may influence the relative allure of many regions.

  6. 7 Aug 2015

    The JRC, together with Nucleonica GmbH, has released a new edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, an extended periodic table which displays all known isotopes of every element and their radioactive data.

  7. 6 Aug 2015

    Greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8% from 2009 to 2012, confirming renewables’ great potential in climate change mitigation.

  8. 4 Aug 2015

    A newly designed economic equilibrium model based on international trade will help policymakers to examine the impact of policy options on the economic development of the forest-based industry.

  9. 4 Aug 2015

    Rapid technological change is reconfiguring how the data needed to support public policy are produced and used. New satellites, sensors, and mobile devices are increasingly turning the private sector and the public into major producers and users of data, some of which are also very  relevant for public policy. This creates many new opportunities but also challenges for data access, and interoperability among diverse data sources.

  10. 31 Jul 2015

    A JRC report short-lists seven potential aquatic pollutants to complete a first Watch List which will provide high-quality information on the concentrations of emerging or little-known pollutants across the EU.