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For the 8th year now, solar power attracted the largest share of new investments in renewable energies, according to the new JRC PV status report 2018
For the 8th year now, solar power attracted the largest share of new investments in renewable energies, according to the new JRC PV status report 2018
Dec 14 2018
Solar power attracted the largest share of new investments in renewable energies, according to the new JRC PV status report 2018.
The JRC monitors crop growth, including the short-term effects of weather on crop production
The JRC monitors crop growth, including the short-term effects of weather on crop production
Dec 14 2018
Since 25 years, the JRC's 'MARS' Bulletins bring independent and timely forecasts on crop yields in Europe to inform the management of the European agricultural market.
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC114907
Authors: 
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Hydrophobicity of nanoparticles
Dec 14 2018

JRC scientists developed a quantitative method for measuring the surface energy and hydrophobicity of nanomaterials, as the knowledge about hydrophobicity is important when assessing potential risks of chemicals.

Hydrophobicity is an important parameter to determine for the risk assessment of chemicals and in particular of nanomaterials.

Why?

Because hydrophobicity plays a critical role in various biological processes such as:

Histogram on detection of fraudster
histogram on the occurrence frequencies of the first significant digit of a serial fraudster detected in customs data by our two-stage Newcomb-Benford analysis. The frequencies deviate considerably from the theoretical expectations (red curve).
Dec 12 2018

JRC scientists propose a novel application of statistical theory (Newcomb-Benford Law) to detect frauds in international trade.

Have you ever noticed how the first pages of big reference books and tables are more worn and smudged than later pages?

Or how, in certain large sets of data, some numbers start with a certain digit (other than zero) more often than others?

The probability of these events is explained by the Newcomb-Benford Law, or first digit law.

The detection of frauds is one of the most prominent applications of this statistical theory.

The Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018 analyses the global climate action needed to limit climate change to well below 2°C
The Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018 analyses the global climate action needed to limit climate change to well below 2°C
Dec 12 2018
The latest report "Global Energy and Climate Outlook 2018" by the JRC calculates that to limit temperature change to 1.5°C, global net greenhouse gases emissions would need to drop to net zero by 2065, and by 2080 for 2°C.
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC114335
Authors: 
UHL Johannes H.
ZORAGHEIN Hamidreza
LEYK Stefan
BALK Deborah
CORBAN Christina
SYRRIS Vasileios
FLORCZYK Aneta
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113492
Authors: 
BALDINI Gianmarco
GIULIANI Raimondo
STERI Gary
Flooding and water scarcity will increase in Europe due to climate change
Flooding and water scarcity will increase in Europe due to climate change
Dec 11 2018
Flooding and water scarcity in Europe will increase in the coming decades, but to a much lesser extent if the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change are met.

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