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Anti-adhesive surfaces for biological application Anti-adhesive surfaces for biological application
©EU, 2017
Jan 27 2017
JRC scientists, in collaboration with the University of Madrid, designed a new surface coating exhibiting antifouling properties. The aim of this material is to improve the surface of medical devices.
Waste at a landfill According to the JRC report, 2/3 of all the energy embedded in waste sent for incineration come from household waste, residues from mechanical sorting of waste and wood waste.
©Fotolia, Inga Domian
Jan 26 2017
A JRC report on the exploitation of waste to-energy techniques found that the efficiency of waste-based energy generation in Europe could be increased by more than 25% using technical options available today.
A real-driving test performed by the JRC using PEMS. A real-driving test performed by the JRC using PEMS.
©EU, 2013
Jan 26 2017
The guidance will help evaluate if car manufacturers use defeat devices or other strategies that lead to higher vehicle emissions outside of the test cycle and analyse whether they are technically justified.
In a circular economy resources are recycled and reused while waste and emissions go down. In a circular economy resources are recycled and reused while waste and emissions go down.
©Fotolia, petovarga
Jan 26 2017
Progress on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan listing the key milestones of the EU's work in 2016 is published.
Major progress in DNA quantification Major progress in DNA quantification
©vitstudio, Fotolia.com
Jan 26 2017
JRC together with a consortium of leading international metrology laboratories counted single DNA molecules in solution using different analytical methods including digital polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The study revealed a good performance of the different methods and confirms the strengths of digital PCR as a major technology in life sciences.
The snow load map of Bulgaria for design with the Eurocodes (EN 1991-1-3) ©Alexandrov The snow load map of Bulgaria for design with the Eurocodes (EN 1991-1-3) ©Alexandrov
Jan 25 2017

Efficient structural design is a prerequisite of safe, resilient and sustainable building construction. Local climatic, geographical and geological conditions (e.g. snow loads, earthquakes) affect the performance of buildings in terms of safety and sustainability, having a direct impact on construction cost and quality of life. Such parameters are described through climatic and seismic maps produced at national level based on diverse approaches and data.

2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2017 Global Talent Competitiveness Index
Jan 25 2017

For the fourth time the JRC has been invited to contribute its statistical expertise to the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), a global benchmark of attracting talent developed by the Institut européen d'administration des affaires (INSEAD) which was launched at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on January 16th 2017.

Climate change is leading to more extreme weather in Europe
©Fotolia, author: @swa182
Jan 25 2017

Changes in climate are already having wide-ranging impacts on ecosystems, the economy and on human health and well-being in Europe, according to the report ‘Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016’, launched today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

Good Cell Culture Practice for stem cells and stem-cell-derived models Good Cell Culture Practice for stem cells and stem-cell-derived models
©European Commission
Jan 25 2017

JRC scientists - in close collaboration with international organisations – revised the first guidance on Good Cell Culture Practice (GCCP) by expanding it to aspects of quality assurance for in vitro cell culture focusing on the increasingly diverse cell types and culture formats used in research and elsewhere.

The EU fishing fleet registered record-high net profits of €770 million in 2014
©Fotolia, author: Bruno Barracuda
Jan 24 2017

A JRC-DG MARE report has just been published,  showing that the performance of the EU fishing fleet has significantly improved in recent years, moving from a loss-making position in 2008 to record-high net profits of €770 million in 2014 – up from €500 million in 2013. Forecasts for 2016 remain positive.

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