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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.
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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.

Radio therapy equipment Current radiotherapy against cancer mostly uses beta-emitters as medical isotopes
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Sep 23 2015

A novel, accelerator-driven method could produce nuclides for targeted alpha therapy of cancer in practically unlimited amounts, overcoming current obstacles for its wider use due to a limited production of alpha-emitters.

Withering crops in the summer heat Due to excessive heat and little or no rain, yield forecasts for summer crops at the EU-28 level remain low
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Sep 22 2015

A heat wave in late August and lack of rainfall have worsened the yield outlook for summer crops in large parts of central Europe.

Solar calibration tool Calibration measurements of reference cells at the JRC.
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Sep 18 2015

An analysis carried out by JRC scientists shows that the uncertainty in measurement of power generation from a photovoltaic cell can be more than halved, thus bringing an economic benefit to both manufacturers and investors.

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