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Hand held Digital measuring device The JRC provides reliable scientific and technical support to standardisation policy and legislation.
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Oct 14 2015

The World Standards Day, celebrated internationally on 14 October, was designed to raise awareness on the importance of standardisation to the global economy.

Group of African women in Niger Cash-for-Work site in Safo, department of Madarounfa (Niger). The scheme, increasingly common in food insecure or disaster-affected areas, offers temporary employment in public projects to the most vulnerable segments of a population.
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Oct 13 2015

The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is observed on 13 October every year to encourage communities and governments to take part in building more disaster-resilient societies.

Electricity pylons Many African countries have low access to electricity and reduced electricity consumption per capita.
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Oct 12 2015

Estimated electricity production from the total waste generated in Africa could reach 122.2 TWh in 2025, or more than 20% of the electricity consumed in 2010 at continental level (661.5TWh).

Fruit and vegetables Vegetables, fruit and cereal products generally need much less energy than refined food and products of animal origin
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Oct 08 2015

A report analysing the use of energy in the EU food industry finds that the share of renewable remains relatively small (7%) when compared to its part in the overall energy mix (15%).

Digital image of a padlock Users allow websites to collect personal information without really knowing or understanding the conditions.
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Oct 07 2015

JRC scientists have found that web design, and the information shown on the screen, does influence how and whether a user discloses personal data.

CONCORDi's conferences aim at bridging science and policy-making. CONCORDi's conferences aim at bridging science and policy-making.
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Oct 02 2015

CONCORDi 2015, JRC's biennial European Conference on Corporate R&D and Innovation, has put its focus on identifying sound evidence-based approaches to inform industrial research and innovation policies.

The main features are tactile sensing, versatile & user-friendly robotic arms, comfortable & ergonomic surgeon console, and eye-tracking. The main features are tactile sensing, versatile & user-friendly robotic arms, comfortable & ergonomic surgeon console, and eye-tracking.
©EU, 2015
Oct 02 2015

A JRC invention initially stemming from its research in the nuclear sector will soon be used by hospitals for minimally-invasive robotic surgery.

Panel of speakers at the opening session of the Building a resilient Europe in a globalised world conference. Over 400 experts, stakeholders, policy makers, scientists and academia discussed the concept of resilience at the JRC/EPSC conference
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Sep 30 2015

The European Commission launched the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre; a new in-house centre to help EU Member States respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters.

Arial view of a flooded town Extreme flood peaks are projected to double in frequency within the next few decades, according to a JRC study.
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Sep 29 2015

According to a JRC study published on 24 September, projections under a “high-end“ climate scenario show that river floods in Europe could directly affect more than half a million people a year by 2050 and nearly one million by 2080, as compared to about 200 thousand today.

Young people gather at the JRC stand in Turin Young people gather at the JRC stand in Turin
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Sep 25 2015

Researchers’ Night, a popular science event, marks its first decade across the EU and neighbouring countries. On 25 and 26 September, JRC scientists talk about their work to young and old and why science matters in Milan, Turin, Varese and Seville.

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