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Commission launches a new tool to report cancer burden statistics and trends across Europe
Dec 14 2018

Scientists from the JRC and WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released the latest 2018 estimates on the burden of cancer in Europe. Cancer incidence and mortality indicators have been computed for 40 European countries on 34 types of cancer as well as for all cancer sites combined. These estimates are the joint outcome of a collaborative exercise led by IARC, in collaboration with JRC, the European Network of Cancer Registries and the International Association of Cancer Registries.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113503
Authors: 
AGUIAR WICHT Luis
WALDFOGEL Joel
WALDFOGEL Sarah
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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:

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111373
Authors: 
MADURO Miguel
PASI Giulio
Type:
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.

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