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Bioplastics: use and misuse
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October 18, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The prefix “bio” for plastics doesn’t mean that they are all easily degradable. Confusion over words often means people don’t recycle their waste properly
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Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act
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October 18, 2017
youris.com GEIE
While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling needs for its building stock. The country also lies in one of the world’s most active seismic...
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What about GMOs in our homes?
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October 6, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Adopting biobased materials in home building can slash construction costs, but is Europe ready to put aside its fears about GM products?
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Sharing stories from the world of bacteria
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October 6, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Dresses decorated with antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” are among the astonishing artworks of British artist Anna Dumitriu
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Bacterial BioArt
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October 5, 2017
youris.com GEIE
“Make Do and Mend” by artist Anna Dumitriu is both a work of art and science. It is a contemplation on antimicrobial resistance, one of the most urgent issues in healthcare
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The bacteria talk
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October 5, 2017
youris.com GEIE
A reverse engineering approach for reconstructing the language of genes
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Improving air quality with soy
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October 4, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Air pollution is a major public health issue worldwide. Filters can help improve the quality of the air we breathe, but they also contribute to landfill when they are finished with and thrown away, as they are often made of plastic. Could bio-based f...
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FRESH PERSPECTIVES 1: The Invisible Hand, Art in the transitio...
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September 27, 2017
IETM
The Invisible Hand, the first publication in the "Fresh Perspectives" series, looks at how art relates to economy. Mission Models Money’s Charlie Tims and Shelagh Wright have analysed artistic projects that directly deal with issues of the economy,...
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This publication of IETM’s Fresh Perspectives series deals with performing arts and territories. Global issues like economic stress, environmental challenges and migration flows are influencing and transforming European cities and their populations...
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FRESH PERSPECTIVES 3: The Art of Disobedience, Arts and Politics
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September 27, 2017
IETM
The third issue of the Fresh Perspectives series, The Art of Disobedience, looks at how arts interfere and engage with politics. The author, Daniel Gorman, takes us on a journey through crucial topics such as arts in conflict zones, arts and citizens...
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FRESH PERSPECTIVES 4: Art for the Planet's Sake, Arts and ...
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September 27, 2017
IETM
Climate change engulfs us. Scientists inform us that our civilisation is nearing collapse, unless we implement a radical change towards a low-carbon and low-resource economy. Tapping into a different instinct and rationale than political rhetoric, co...
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FRESH PERSPECTIVES 6: Mixed Reality and the Theatre of the Fut...
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September 27, 2017
IETM
The 6th issue of the Fresh Perspectives series takes you on a playful but serious journey along the issues at stake when designing a mixed reality experience in the context of theatre and performance. The publication features a selection of projects ...
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FRESH PERSPECTIVES 7: Permission to Stare, Arts and Disability
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September 27, 2017
IETM
This new Fresh Perspectives issue explores the different approaches to disability in the performing arts, with a particular focus on contemporary dance. The publication includes a collection of personal letters written by artists and a more theoretic...
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Nano-coating to protect buildings against pollution
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September 15, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The organic pollution decomposing properties of titanium dioxide (TiO2) have been known for about half a century. However, practical applications have been few and hard to develop, but now a Greek paint producer claims to have found a solution
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The Commission's Views on Strengthening the Euro Area: Bar...
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September 14, 2017
ceps.eu...
The Commission's Views on Strengthening the Euro Area: Barking up the wrong tree?
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“Democratic” supergrids
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September 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The share of delayed projects for new electric lines has increased, partly due to public opposition, states the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators. Local communities involved ask for decision processes more transparent and inclu...
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Climate change is widely acknowledged to be the greatest threat to human rights, social justice and the earth’s eco-systems of the 21st century. Across Europe and globally we are seeing escalation in environmental injustice, disproportionately affe...
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Zero miles to our mouths: shortening food supply chains
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September 12, 2017
youris.com GEIE
New technologies are being used to cut the distance our food travels from source to table. It could revolutionise the way we buy and consume groceries in future, boosting the sale of local produce and landing fresher fare on our plates
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Overcoming borders to crowdfund green energy
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September 11, 2017
youris.com GEIE
A French solar park, used by local farmers, has been successfully co-financed by investors from France and the Netherlands, thanks to an innovative solution tested by two renewable crowdfunding platforms. They managed to overcome regulatory barriers ...
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The race toward exascale supercomputing targets 2020
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September 10, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Challenges arisen from climate change, manufacturing, genomics, cosmology, artificial intelligence, big data and the internet of things are expected to be solved by the next generation of exascale supercomputers
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The semiotics of supercomputers
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September 7, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Is there artistic potential in understanding quantum physics and high-performance computing (HPC)? New media visual artists Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič try to explain complex research projects from their perspective and create awareness of new t...
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Supercomputers inspire artworks
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September 6, 2017
youris.com GEIE
New media artists Špela Petrič and Miha Turšič work on thought-provoking projects within the intersection of art, science, ecology and technology
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Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient retrofittin...
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August 25, 2017
bpie.eu...
Guidelines on how to approach the energy-efficient retrofitting of shopping centres
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Organic waste and insects: animal feed of the future?
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August 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Right now, the European Union doesn’t have enough animal feed of its own to nourish livestock, forcing it to bring in supplies from beyond the bloc’s borders. To face this unsustainable dependency, researchers are looking for alternative protein ...
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Good shoes take you good places – the rise of bio-based footwear
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August 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
More shoes, more problems? Global shoe consumption grows continuously and brings with it environmental impacts during production and disposal. But bio-based, biodegradable and recycled footwear can now help you to reduce your environmental footprint!
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Could ‘superfoods’ stop disease?
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August 11, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Lentils and broccoli, algae and insects: science is investigating traditional and new diets in a bid to reduce the risks of us getting ill
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Green living: encouraging investors to go retro
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August 7, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Making our homes greener and more energy efficient is crucial if Europe is to realise its environmental targets and ambitions. But securing financial fuel to retrofit existing properties is tough, with investors often wanting to inject their cash int...
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Using resources twice over to save money
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August 3, 2017
youris.com GEIE
“Directly integrating a small to medium amount of green electricity into a factory is quite simple. In some countries however, the legal framework needs to be changed if the manufacturing sector is to adopt renewables more widely”, says Spanish a...
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Making clothes from milk
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July 31, 2017
youris.com GEIE
In the EU we waste an estimated 88 million tonnes of food every year, according to the latest estimates. That is roughly 170 kilogrammes per person. But what if we could turn some of that waste into useful products?
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Climate change threatens some of the world’s best wines
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July 31, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Global warming is affecting the taste and production of wine growing regions across the world. Finding genes better suited to stress and pests can boost resilience
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‘Fintech’ helps power the green energy revolution
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July 21, 2017
youris.com GEIE
From “cryptocurrencies” to crowdfunding, innovative financial technology offers new ways for citizens to get involved in green energy projects, and to reap the benefits of the clean power produced
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The music of time
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July 20, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Working with scientists who are trying to create a highly precise clock, artist Kerstin Ergenzinger tries to give shape to the “sound of time”
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How to dispose of bio-based plastics?
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July 19, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Bio-based plastics can be treated in different recycling and recovery streams. The preferred solution depends on the waste management infrastructure available in your country or region and the acceptance of the stakeholders along the value chain.
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Generation green: smart cities bring new eco-friendly jobs
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June 1, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Smart cities across Europe are pioneering all sorts of cutting-edge technologies to reduce pollution and boost energy efficiency, becoming green role models for others to follow. The eco-friendly push is not only helping to protect our planet, it’s...
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Making fabric from wood
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May 31, 2017
youris.com GEIE
As a material wood has many uses, but did you know that it can be used to make fibres for clothing and other textiles? Perhaps surprisingly, it is the raw material of some well known man-made fibres.
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Long live your food
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May 31, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Can a novel technique, which combines high pressure with temperature, be the ace in the hole of the food industry to tackle bacteria, reduce the energy required for food processing and improve quality as well?
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