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  1. Improving measurements in chemistry: First graduates of JRC-mentored Master's degree

    26 Oct 2010 The first group of graduates of a new European Master's degree received their diplomas at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Geel, Belgium. The degree, "Measurement Science in Chemistry", was based on ...

    26 October 2010

  2. R&D and the economic crisis: top EU firms cut investment less than US rivals, but Europe still well behind

    26 Oct 2010 The European Commission's 2010 "EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard" shows that R&D investment by top EU companies fell by 2.6% in 2009, even though sales and profits fell much more, by 10.1% and 21.0% respectively. ...

    26 October 2010

  3. Wanted: new scientific talent to support EU policy-making- The Joint Research Centre launches recruitment drive

    30 Sep 2010 Researchers from across the EU are encouraged to apply for a challenging and rewarding job in the European Commission's own research body, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Working for the JRC brings together research excellence in state-o ...

    30 September 2010

  4. Digital Agenda: Major ICT companies join European Commission initiative to reduce electricity consumption

    28 Sep 2010 Information & communication technology (ICT) equipment and services consume over 8% of electrical power in the EU and produce about 4% of its CO2 emissions. These figures could double by 2020. The European Commission's Joint Research ...

    28 September 2010

  5. GMO / Research: Report on concrete measures to avoid mixing of GM and conventional maize

    27 Sep 2010 A report presented today by Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli to the Agriculture Council concludes that specific measures relating to storing and the application of isolation distances can help limit or avoid the co-mingling o ...

    27 September 2010

  6. New atlas highlights the value of Europe's soil biodiversity and reveals how it is under threat

    23 Sep 2010 The European Commission's own research body, the Joint Research Centre, publishes today, for the first time, an indicator-based map of potential threats to soil biodiversity, in order to guide decision-makers in protecting this crucial re ...

    23 September 2010

  7. Three quarters of new solar systems world-wide were installed in the EU in 2009

    06 Sep 2010 In 2009, newly installed photovoltaic (PV) cells world-wide produced a peak amount of electricity estimated at 7.4 GW, out of which 5.8 GW was located in Europe. Similarly to previous years, this shows the EU's dominance, where more than ...

    06 September 2010

  8. European Commission forecasts average crop production for 2010 in the EU despite extreme weather

    04 Aug 2010 Total cereal production in 2010 should be close to the average from the last five years. While the yield per hectare will be 5% above average, overall cultivated areas have decreased. This agricultural year has been marked by unusual scattered ...

    04 August 2010

  9. Biofuels sustainability: JRC designs methodology to calculate carbon stock changes

    09 Jul 2010 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has substantially contributed to the new EU system established to ensure that European biofuels and bioliquids come from sustainable sources and meet the highest environmental standards. A k ...

    09 July 2010

  10. Renewables account for 62% of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU in 2009

    05 Jul 2010 The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the JRC, shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009. The share rose from 57% in 20 ...

    05 July 2010

  11. JRC and the American Association for the Advancement of Science issue a call to scientists and policy-makers for integrity, openness, clarity and public engagement

    03 Jul 2010 Representatives from both organisations made the plea on 3 July at a session of Euroscience Open Forum 2010 in Turin, Italy. The recommendations reflect the findings of a workshop last fall at the JRC’s Ispra site where 21 high-profile science ...

    03 July 2010

  12. Food allergies: the enemy within

    03 Jul 2010 Allergy to peanut is one of the most common food allergies in the UK, but surprisingly unknown in Greece. The EU-funded four-year project, EuroPrevall, has shown that the triggers of food allergy vary greatly from country to country, findings ...

    03 July 2010

  13. Size matters: New JRC report contributes to the groundwork for future EU regulations on nanomaterials

    02 Jul 2010 Despite the growing utilisation of engineered nanomaterials in consumer products and innovative technological applications, there is at present no widely accepted definition of the term "nanomaterial" that is suitable as a basis for ...

    02 July 2010

  14. JRC scientists monitor safeguards compliance of 80% of the world's reprocessed nuclear fuel

    15 Jun 2010 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) operates the on-site laboratories at reprocessing plants in the nuclear sites of Sellafield (UK) and La Hague (France) to analyse samples of spent fuel in situ. The throughput of these ...

    15 June 2010

  15. Digital Agenda: Information and Communication Technologies top total corporate R&D investment in Europe

    12 May 2010 Europe's Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector, accounting for just 4.8% of GDP, leads the way in private research and development (R&D) in the EU, with 25% of total investment and 32% of researchers working in the p ...

    12 May 2010

  16. New atlas underlines significant role of northern soils in climate change

    04 May 2010 Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn will today at the European Parliament launch a Soil Atlas of the world's northernmost regions, where more than half the carbon present in the Earth's soils is stored. She will simultaneously inaugur ...

    04 May 2010

  17. GreenLight and GreenBuilding EU awards: winners save up to 85% of their energy consumption

    14 Apr 2010 These awards, launched by the European Commission in 2000 and 2005 respectively, promote the reduction of energy consumption by public and private organisations on a voluntary basis. One of the 12 award winners in the 2010 edition of the Green ...

    14 April 2010

  18. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre, United Nations and the World Bank issue a comprehensive building damage atlas for Haiti

    17 Mar 2010 A comprehensive atlas of all damage caused in Haiti by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake on 12 January 2010 is now available to help planning recovery and reconstruction measures. The atlas, based on the comparison between predisaster satellite ima ...

    17 March 2010

  19. JRC and ENEA strengthen science & technology collaboration

    17 Mar 2010 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This agreement promotes ...

    17 March 2010

  20. Nuclear physics unveils secrets of Bronze Age sword

    25 Feb 2010 Physicists at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have helped unveil the secrets of a Bronze Age sword with neutron beams normally used to study materials for nuclear reactors. The work was carried out by a team of Europ ...

    25 February 2010

  21. Where will the next food crisis strike and how to face it? Extended geographical monitoring and a common classification will facilitate the response

    22 Feb 2010 The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the American Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) are working to innovate and reinforce their food security m ...

    04 March 2010

  22. Smart electricity transmission systems needed to achieve the full potential of renewable energies

    19 Feb 2010 Smarter power grids have a central role to move Europe towards a low carbon energy economy, as underlined by the European Union's Strategic Energy Technology Plan Information System (SETIS), led by the Joint Research Centre (JRC). A new J ...

    19 February 2010

  23. European Commission supports relief efforts in Haiti with first damage assessment: facts and maps

    15 Jan 2010 More than 4000 physical structures were destroyed or damaged in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, by the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck the country on 12 th January 2010. About 2000 residential buildings have partially or totally collapsed and the sa ...

    18 January 2010

  24. What are the amounts of greenhouse gases released in your area and what are the sources? Check with the new JRC visualisation tool

    16 Dec 2009 The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has developed a high resolution digital view of man-made green house gas (GHG) emissions for any 10 x 10 kms area in the world. Using JRC's work on emissions and Google Earth™, th ...

    16 December 2009

  25. JRC method to detect chocolate fraud becomes an international standard

    04 Dec 2009 EU countries are the biggest consumers of chocolate confectioneries in the world. A method developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) to measure vegetable fats in milk chocolate has become the first such method to ...

    04 December 2009