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District heating: has its time come?
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December 15, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Due to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the sma...
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Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and in...
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December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency speci...
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A supercomputer will discover our future medicines
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December 14, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Can you imagine a future where an exascale computer discovers new drugs faster, cheaper and with lower failure rates than today?
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Interview to Thomas Kanters about the FLAXED Bicycle
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December 13, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Thomas Kanters is the owner and designer of the FLAXED Bicycle. Thomas graduated in Graphic and also Spatial Design. As a designer he focusses on materials, shapes and compositions. His passion for cycling is arisen from track cycling, where you have...
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The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energ...
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December 12, 2017
youris.com GEIE
A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the energy bill, all with the help of citizens
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Lina: the world’s first structural bio-based car
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December 12, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Interview with Yasmin Amel Gharib (TU/ecomotive, Eindhoven University of Technology)
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EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?
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December 11, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The European Commission stresses the importance of a major “energy democracy” to boost renewables. A process that could also pave the way for alternative finance such as crowdfunding
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Social impact of green crowdfunding
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December 5, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Researchers have measured the effectiveness of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in terms of human and environmental wellbeing
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Hot food under pressure
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November 30, 2017
youris.com GEIE
European researchers carried out final tests on an innovative technique to lengthen shelf life of food
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Smoother ice creams, greener peas and ecological tomatoes
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November 29, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Three projects on novel food processing took the stage at the international conference of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) to present their findings
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Challenging Darwin: an ‘evolution machine’ for biomolecules
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November 24, 2017
youris.com GEIE
A new device produces desirable molecules by modifying the environments where virus and bacteria interact
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Improving the imperfect: photosynthesis for the future
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November 22, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Engineering novel pathways to potentially boost plant yield nets finalist place in the EU Innovation Radar Prize
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Challenging energy renovation of buildings
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November 13, 2017
youris.com GEIE
To make new energy efficient buildings or to renovate the existing stock? That is the question. Experts from the construction sector, gathered in Rome, discussed solutions to make the second option worthwhile and cheaper
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Analysis of the sustainability and transparency of the Europea...
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November 9, 2017
bankwatch.org...
Analysis of the sustainability and transparency of the European Fund for Strategic Investments
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Will energy-free computing reactions ever take place?
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November 7, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Zero-power processing could be closer as European researchers take on the Landauer Limit
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Public Health England and other health organisations have concluded that the health risks of vaping are unlikely to exceed five per cent of the risks of smoking. Early fears about e-cigarettes acting as a ‘gateway’ to smoking appear to be unfounded
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Early-stage venture capital for energy innovation: Financing m...
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October 27, 2017
iea.org...
Early-stage venture capital for energy innovation: Financing models, trends and implications for policy
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Art as vessel of science
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October 26, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas is committed to educating through her artworks inspired by biological sciences. “Education is the only mass weapon we have to address our global problems and to bring about solutions,” she said
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Horizon 2020 - Work Programme 2018-2020: Nanotechnologies, Adv...
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October 25, 2017
egvi.eu...
Horizon 2020 - Work Programme 2018-2020: Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing
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Fuel from diamonds?
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October 24, 2017
youris.com GEIE
Futuristic fuels could replace our current supplies, recycling what the latter’s combustion produces most: carbon dioxide. And synthetic diamond exposed to light may hold the key
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Recycling CO2… It’s a work of art!
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October 23, 2017
youris.com GEIE
The transformation of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals has inspired Turkish artist Pinar Yoldas to depict the complex process in symbolic works of artRead more: http://www.youris.com/society/future-tech/recycling-co2-its-a-work-of-art.kl#ixzz...
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Artists and scientists collaboration: learning from experience
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October 23, 2017
youris.com GEIE
“It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing " said Steve Jobs. This philosophy inspired the EU project FEAT, which is crossing the finish line
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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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