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Hungarian Presidency logo Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Apr 08 2011

The Hungarian Ministry for National Economy and the National Innovation Office together with the JRC organised a conference entitled "Towards an Open and Competitive Economy: Examining the Roots of Innovation" on 5 April 2011. This conference was held under the auspices of the Hungarian EU Presidency and took place in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.

Nuclide Chart on the homepage of the Nucleonica website Nuclide Chart on the homepage of the Nucleonica website
Apr 06 2011

As of March 2011, a new JRC spin-off company, Nucleonica GmbH, has been created. This company was established by a former staff member to undertake the further development of the Nucleonica portal – a nuclear science web portal developed at the JRC’s Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

Map of Haiti Map of Haiti
©CIA (Wikimedia Commons)
Apr 05 2011

The EU will assist Haiti in reinforcing its capacity to respond to natural disaster emergencies. The JRC will lend technical support to the programme.

Sir John Beddington, Dominique Ristori, and Marit Paulsen Sir John Beddington, Dominique Ristori, and Marit Paulsen
©2011, European Union
Apr 01 2011

During the workshop on the "Future of Global Food and Farming - How can Science Support Food Security? " that was held on March 30 in Brussels, representatives from various European, national and international organisations highlighted the need to increase the sustainability of the food system in order to secure the world population's access to adequate, sustainable and good quality food.

Report cover: Burden of disease from environmental noise in Europe Report cover: Burden of disease from environmental noise in Europe
Mar 30 2011

Environmental noise (noise pollution) poses a health risk. According to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO), prepared with support of the JRC, environmental noise leads to a disease burden that is second in magnitude only to that from air pollution, among environmental factors in Europe,

JRC institutes location on the map of Europe JRC map
©EU
Mar 25 2011

The JRC has launched a call for 40 seconded national experts and grantholders as part of its enlargement and integration actions. The job opportunities are available for experts from research organisations, national enforcement laboratories and scientists from the following countries: Albania, Croatia, Iceland, Montenegro, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR of Macedonia, Israel, Serbia and Turkey.

Photo of graduation cap and diploma On average, 70% of the research-active universities' income comes from the Government
©Mary Gober (marygober) / stock.xnchg
Mar 25 2011

European universities with the greatest financial autonomy (i.e. the capacity to allocate funds internally) have the most diversified sources of income. This makes them less dependent on a single income stream and therefore less vulnerable to cuts in government funding.

Skeletal formula of retronecine, a pyrrolizidine alkaloid. Skeletal formula of retronecine, a pyrrolizidine alkaloid.
©Fvasconcellos (Wikimedia Commons)
Mar 24 2011

JRC-researcher Joerg Stroka of the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), was guest editor of the March issue of the journal Food Additives & Contaminants, dedicated to pyrrolizidine alkaloids, toxins found in many plant species. Mr Stroka wrote a foreword that featured among a series of articles about the current knowledge relating to the toxicity of pyrrolzidine alkaloids, their occurrence, animal and human exposure to those toxins and analytical techniques to detect and quantify them.

US-EU joint workshop logo - Credit: NNCO (National Nanotechnology Coordination Office) US-EU joint workshop: bridging nanoEHS research efforts
©NNCO (National Nanotechnology Coordination Office)
Mar 24 2011

European and US scientists and policymakers as well as industry researchers met at a joint US-EU workshop to discuss environmental, health and safety (EHS) concerns related to nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products.

The JRC's tsunami wave propagation model estimates that in the next 24 hours no wave height greater than 1.5 m is expected outside Japan. The JRC's tsunami wave propagation model estimates that in the next 24 hours no wave height greater than 1.5 m is expected outside Japan.
©EU, 2011
Mar 11 2011

The JRC's and UN's Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) quickly estimated the large tsunami generated by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that occurred early Friday , 11 March in Japan.

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