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“Challenges of the power industry in Europe” – Interview...
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December 7, 2018
cyberGRID GmbH & Co. KG
Christoph Gutschi, cyberGRID Senior Project Manager, elaborates on the major challenges the European power industry is facing and explains how smart grid solutions can pave the way for the smooth integration of a grow...
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Plant roots inspire 3D-printed automotive sensors
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December 6, 2018
youris.com GEIE
As NASA’s Mars InSight is set to burrow into Martian soil, roboticists on Earth are still developing devices for soil monitoring and exploration
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A robo-vegetal hybrid society is rising
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December 5, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Plants can grow elaborate shapes for public spaces through a network of sensors and 3D-printed robotic nodes
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Home sweet (hemp) home
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December 4, 2018
youris.com GEIE
December 5 is UN World Soil Day. The building industry has thus been called to account for its role in the massive use of mineral raw materials and environmental pollution. One solution comes from the bio-construction...
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Bio-composites for cars
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December 4, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Every year the European car industry uses around 80,000 tonnes of wood and plant fibres to reinforce composites, instead of employing synthetic fibres like glass and carbon fibre
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When citizen engagement makes the difference
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December 3, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Involving citizens is the biggest challenge to finalise large-scale energy efficiency works in neighbourhoods. An emblematic story comes from Valladolid, Spain, where “no, we can’t” has become “yes, we can”
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STARDUST is Smart with a Heart
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November 30, 2018
iCube Programme
The STARDUST project participated in the 4th Nordic Edge Expo & Conference held in Stavanger, Norway, from September 25 to 27
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Bringing EU regions to the fore of Innovation
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November 27, 2018
youris.com GEIE
EFFECT project’s second event explored how local ecosystems can support interdisciplinary, high-risk Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) research
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Superfast all-RAM processors could bring high-performance comp...
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November 27, 2018
youris.com GEIE
European researchers are designing a computer using very large and non-volatile high-speed RAM (NVRAM). Such memory will be used first in data centers, but later should appear in phones and tablets
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Fighting terrorism online: prevention is better than cure
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November 27, 2018
youris.com GEIE
The EU launches the fight against online terrorism with new rules to tackle propaganda and recruiting on social media. But how effective could they be?
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New ‘Quantum Sorter’ provides information on demand at the...
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November 15, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Radical techniques in electron microscopy could revolutionise studies in physics, biochemistry, materials and more.
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Are smart cities ready for Europe's new privacy measures?
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November 14, 2018
iCube Programme
By providing citizens with a bigger power and control over their personal information, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents a challenge to smart cities, which use also personal data to offer int...
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Bio-based alternatives to plastic plant pots
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November 13, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Plastic plant pots are often used once – to bring on plants from seed or transport them home from the shops – and then thrown away. While these pots are very convenient, such disposable items contribute significan...
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Making co-owned buildings energy efficient: a EU lab in Rome
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November 13, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Italy may be emblematic in the energy rehabilitation of buildings because of its red tape and ever-changing tax incentives
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Saving lives during cancer surgery by separating the good from...
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October 29, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Advances in real-time hyperspectral imaging gives neurosurgeons new precision when operating on the brain, improving patient outcomes
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Recycled construction waste: building a more sustainable future
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October 24, 2018
youris.com GEIE
The European construction industry is working towards producing high-quality materials from recycled waste, enhancing the sector’s sustainability and reducing its environmental impact
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Women and terror
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October 24, 2018
youris.com GEIE
PROTON’s member Professor Gary LaFree describes his investigation of the role of women in terrorism
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When the remedy is worse than the disease
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October 9, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Dr. Justice Tankebe explains how certain counter-terrorism strategies may lead to radicalisation and argues for his findings to be taken into account in PROTON
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3D printed bioplastic: the future of construction?
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October 9, 2018
youris.com GEIE
To date, most 3D printed buildings have been built from concrete. Could bioplastics be a more sustainable option?
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Electric mobility: opportunities and challenges
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September 18, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Emissions generated by transport in Europe are still on the rise, while the electric vehicle sector is struggling to take off. The main obstacles to the spread of e-mobility are the limited batteries on the market and...
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When science challenges terrorism
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September 11, 2018
youris.com GEIE
New studies are developing innovative tools that mix social, psychological and economic factors to study the recruitment process of organised crime and terror groups. The balance between fundamental rights and securit...
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Will blockchain lead to a smarter energy grid?
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September 6, 2018
youris.com GEIE
An interconnected energy system of the future requires decentralised, democratic and resilient electricity trading. Ever more companies are wishing for blockchain technology to become a core feature of the European el...
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Big boilers from Reick
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August 27, 2018
iCube Programme
Trial operation has begun for the latest heat towers of the storage tanks at Reick power station. The Technical University of Dresden monitors the effectiveness of the district heating system.
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Baltic energy systems: synchronisation by 2025
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August 2, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia joined the European Union in 2004, but their grids are still synchronised with Russia and Belarus. Now they have agreed a target date to become a part of the continental Europe’s energy...
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Microscopic antennas to peer into nano-sized worlds
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August 1, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Affordable and highly sensitive infrared detectors could revolutionise molecular sensing
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Robots in search of lost time
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July 30, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Giving robots a sense of time can help them integrate into human activities and societies
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How battery systems can integrate renewable energy in smart grids
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July 24, 2018
youris.com GEIE
By 2030, 32% of the energy consumed in the EU must be generated from renewable sources, such as water, wind and sun. To achieve this, it doesn’t suffice to increase the number of wind turbines and solar cells. Exten...
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Short food supply chain: unity makes strength
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July 24, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Stories of European farms that make profitable food supply systems "from farm to fork" show that networking is crucial
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Lizard skins and bark bugs inspire energy saving materials
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July 12, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Imitating nature’s engineering secrets at the nanoscale could lead to a host of useful applications
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Festival footprints – towards more sustainable, circular, an...
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July 12, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Have you got your tickets yet? Festival season is coming up again, and each year there are more festivals to choose from. Festivals are fun, peaceful and bring people together. Building on that friendly spirit, some f...
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Trapping light using Tetris-like clusters of crystals
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July 10, 2018
youris.com GEIE
Researchers are developing a technique for the production of new advanced functional materials
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HVDC grids to facilitate cross-border energy exchange
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July 3, 2018
youris.com GEIE
In the future, point-to-point offshore connections are expected to evolve into multi-terminal HVDC-systems to increase power exchange between countries and strengthen the energy market of renewables
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