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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The September / October edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. It features an editorial by Gary Geller, Deputy Manager of NASA's Ecological Forecasting Program at JPL on the need for increasing integration among existing systems and models in the various disciplines of ecology.
Following a one-month break for the Summer, the September edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. It features an editorial from John Beddington, Chief Science Adviser to the UK Government, on European Commission President Barroso's recent statement on the need for a chief science advisor for the European Institutions.
A new version of the SETIS website has been published, better structured for ease of access to information on particular low carbon technologies. SETIS, the Strategic Energy Technology Information System, is run by the JRC's Institute for Energy in support of the Commission's Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan).
The first 'virtual path' based on an innovative application of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology opened today in Laveno - Italy. Passive transponders buried in the pavement and a dedicated electronic walking cane safely guide the visually impaired person along the path. The prototype, developed by the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) is the result of the SESAMONET (SEcure and SAfe MObility NETwork) project.
The European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), on the request of the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC), is monitoring the current forest fire emergency in Västmanland County, Sweden.
Female liver cells, and in particular those in menopaused women, are more susceptible to adverse effects of drugs than their male counterparts, according to new research carried out by the JRC.