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Would you wear clothes made from poo, and other agricultural w...
Disposing of agricultural waste is an expensive and complicated issue for many farmers. But now a number of innovative companies are turning this waste into clothes for us to wear
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When Smart Means Dim
An urban district in western Turkey is trialling a smart lighting system in a bid to cut energy bills and be more ecological.
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Bio-based beverage cartons
Beverage cartons have already been on the market for over 100 years. The milk carton, originally entirely made of paperboard and thus 100% bio-based, was patented in 1915. A century later, beverage cartons are the mos...
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Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology
5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming
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Terrorism recruitment on the dark web
How do terrorists recruit people on the anonymous corner of the internet known as the dark web? We asked security expert Michael Osborne
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Energy's got game
Saving the planet can mean saving money and having fun. This is not wishful thinking but a reality that is happening with gamification all over the world
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Florence: Renaissance and smart future
The Italian city has recently become a model smart city by implementing a broad plan ranging from urban development to mobility and new tourism management
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From ground to sky to detect water leaks
In some European countries half of the water flowing in the supply system gets lost because of the difficulties experienced by water utilities to monitor leaks in their networks. A new airborne detection method is now...
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The many ways of turning coffee waste into valuable materials ...
Across the world enthusiastic pioneers, social and/or environmentally concerned entrepreneurs and established commercial businesses try making a living by producing valuable products from coffee waste.
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District heating 2.0
In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. District heating has proven to be a convenient and sustainable way to recov...
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New Procurement Mindset Emerges as an Inner-city Neighbourhood...
A UK council housing estate with a high density of fuel poverty has benefited from an energy makeover which bundles technology, aesthetics and a novel approach to public procurement.
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Let's step up to the plate Europe's Food and Drink Ind...
Let's step up to the plate Europe's Food and Drink Industry Priorities for the EU Institutions 2019 2024
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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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