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The PLANET Decision Support System
The EU-funded research project PLANET will develop a Decision Support System to policy makers and network operators to help them facilitate the full integration of ever increasing intermittent renewable energy in the ...
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Key ingredients for a smart urban district
Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe
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Fast-tracking smart city solutions using hackathons
One team was chosen during the Junction hackathon event that was held from 23rd to 25th of November 2018 in Espoo (Finland) to collaborate with the STARDUST partners in Tampere
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Twenty-two million smart homes in Europe: from science-fiction...
Energy-saving devices and ‘smart speakers’ are selling in record-breaking numbers, and driving hi-tech market development. However, obstacles remain due to a lack of digital skills among consumers and inconsistent...
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New Economic Models
Tools for political decision makers dealing with the changing European economies
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You Had One Job
Transforming Social Security Systems into the Digital Working Age
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The Political Relevance of the Migration Issue at the 2017 Cze...
The Political Relevance of the Migration Issue at the 2017 Czech, Dutch and German Elections
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Waste heat from power plants hits home
District heating systems that use industrial waste are increasingly common, which helps the transition to a circular economy.
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Hit the slopes with bio-based skis and snowboards
With the onset of winter, Europe's ski season is in full swing. To help you perfect your turns and hold your line down the slope, ski and snowboards are surprisingly complex pieces of equipment, but they are also incr...
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Turning urban sewage into clean water thanks to “electric”...
European researchers have developed a full-scale application of an eco-friendly technology that treats sewage water with zero-energy costs
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Should you put your food waste in a compostable plastic bag?
Across Europe rules about the disposal of organic household rubbish vary. Some waste management companies let people line their food waste caddies with compostable plastic bags, while others ban all plastics from orga...
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Bioconstruction: beyond hempcrete
Today whoever decides to invest in biobased buildings is a pioneer in the construction sector, as it is still a niche market. But latest research about industrial hemp materials have developed products that may be mor...
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Assessing China's Influence in Europe through Investments ...
Assessing China's Influence in Europe through Investments in Technology and Infrastructure. Four Cases.
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“Challenges of the power industry in Europe” – Interview...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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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