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Monitoring the health of a city by its soundscape
Traffic, sirens, horns, building work: this is the daily soundtrack of our cities. We have got used to it, but such noise may point to severe pollution.
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Standardized response signatures of functional traits pinpoint...
Developing a new set of quantitative metrics to effectively measure the functionality of green lines as dispersal corridors for forest-dwelling plant species
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A chat with Cristina Fillat (IDIBAPS)
Cristina Fillat is a Catalan biomedicine scientist. She specialises in the study of pancreatic cancer and in the development of gene therapy strategies. Since October 2020, she has been the coordinator of the ULISES p...
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The International Day making the voice of rural women heard
“International days are occasions to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity .”
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Pioneering building integrated photovoltaic solutions to suppo...
A study carried out in the historical center of Évora shows building-integrated photovoltaic solutions that will reduce the energy consumption of historical buildings while respecting their aesthetic features
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Today's direct current microgrid landscape explained in re...
A review paper by Greek research and technology institute – CERTH – highlights the advantages and challenges of low and medium voltage direct current microgrids.
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Filling the gender gap in agriculture: viable opportunities fo...
Country life may be romantic, but regional development counts too. Digitalisation can help boost gender equality and curb rural poverty
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Bauhaus coming full-circle: sustainable buildings in a resourc...
One hundred years on, the influential building, art and design movement is born again amid Europe’s push to reduce emissions in the carbon-heavy housing sector. Like its forerunner of the 1920s, the New European Bau...
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How nature-based solutions could help Vienna grow vegetables f...
A paper published by alchemia-nova quantifies the recoverable nutrient budget contained in household wastewater and municipal source-separated organic waste and food that could be produced from these secondary nutrien...
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Sustainable fashion: Young people have the power for change
As the spotlight once again falls on global emissions at this year’s COP26 UN climate change conference, attention is focusing on pollution produced by the fashion and textiles industries and the role that the young...
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Sharing power to foster renewables: the cooperatives model
In the EU there are about 3,400 renewable energy cooperatives owned by citizens. These socially innovative players of the market have overturned the top-down approach of utility companies to spread the culture of ener...
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Long-term effect of different management regimes on the surviv...
Challenges and opportunities of coastal meadow restoration in a long-term, multi- target approach
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BioMonitor attended the International Conference of Agricultur...
BioMonitor has participated in the online ICAE conference, that took place from the 17th to the 31st of August 2021 with a dedicated session.
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Meet ASTRABAT: a chat with LOMARTOV S.L
Read about the work carried out for ASTRABAT by Dr Herraiz Cardona and Mr Alberola Borràs from LOMARTOV, focused on evaluating and optimising the sustainability of ASTRABAT’s new solid-state battery prototype.
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Training programmes to bring together industry and the enviro...
Practical workshops and online seminars starting in October 2021 to improve the energy efficiency and flexibility of heavy industries. For professionals, university researchers and organisations.
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BioMonitor SMEs and Industry exchange
An interactive event that will take place on October 7 and will focus on the contribution of SMEs and industries in the chemical sector towards the bioeconomy.
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Fair and inclusive citizen engagement towards a new city visio...
The projects POCITYF, SPARCS, RESPONSE present the online workshop to be held on the 13th of October, 11:30-13:00, as a partner event of the European Week of Region and Cities
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The HOUSEFUL project forges ahead in the building sector
Despite the ongoing pandemic, the HOUSEFUL project pushes on towards the emergence of a circular economy in the building sector.
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Watch nature reshaping European cities
A set of short explainer videos has been released showing how Nature-Based Solutions can help cities tackle the effects of climate change – examples from the EU-funded URBAN GreenUP project.
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Habitat and host specificity of epiphytic lichens in a rural l...
The green desert created by the timber forest management is a threat for epiphytes biodiversity that may be partially overcome by exploiting cultural heritage habitats in rural landscapes
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Methodology for integrated modelling and impact assessment of ...
As the largest consumers of energy, cities are set to play a key role in the transition towards a greener and healthier future. And with the global population expected to become 70% urban in the future, the challenge ...
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Integrated methodology to assess the energy flexibility potent...
Over the last decades, the energy mix has included increasingly more renewable energy, whose sources offer many long-term advantages. However, these energy sources are highly volatile. Wind or solar energy can produce...
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Nature Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation – Paying Farme...
Streams and rivers break their banks more and more often due to climate change, endangering the people who live in flood risk areas. A system of scheduled flooding of the fields around towns in these areas may be a so...
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Agriculture goes green – New bio-fertilisers to make farming...
The European Union has updated its rules on fertilisers, which almost exclusively covered mined or chemically produced materials. While new organic fertilisers will now be able to enter the EU market in 2022, research...
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How citizens can become co-creators of sustainable food packaging
The Covid-19 pandemic has driven consumers to order more takeaway food during lockdowns, resulting in increased single-use plastics waste. While momentum is growing among some businesses and governments to tackle the ...
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Incentivising biodiversity net gain with an offset market
A new policy has been put forward in the fight to preserve biodiversity, calling on the private sector and borrowing from market economics.
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New tech recycles domestic wastewater and kitchen waste
In the last few weeks the permit for the small-scale anaerobic digestion (biogas) was approved in Austria. Now it is possible to start implementing the HOUSEFUL solutions in Cambium Leben in Gemeinschaft, where one of...
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Discovering sustainable tourism and its opportunities in Europ...
There is a new way to explore Europe and its beauties while promoting social and economic developments of local communities. Find out how in the TExTOUR’s new video.
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Meet ASTRABAT: a chat with Daikin Chemical Europe GmbH
Catch a glimpse of Daikin’s work carried out for ASTRABAT by Dr Alex Friesen and his team. They're developing a suitable polymer electrolyte for the application in the cathode, and on suitable processes to manufactu...
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The FETFX story and the future of emerging deep-techs in Europe
A new video and an interactive storytelling on revolutionary and disruptive innovations to celebrate the conclusion of FETFX
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New digital tools to change our behaviours and save energy
How do I get people to change their habits? This is one of the challenges faced by developers of apps and ICT solutions aimed at boosting energy savings in our buildings. European researchers embraced this mission
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Capturing time and predicting human movement
The EnTimeMent project proposes a radically new motion analysis technology with the capacity to predict human movement and use it in areas as diverse as healthcare, the performing arts, sports, video games and films
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Towards Energy Communities
Two weeks ago STARDUST Tampere participated in a webinar on energy communities. The virtual event clarified the concept of energy communities through practical examples. The topic was clearly of interest, as more than...
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Monitoring the bioeconomy: an introduction to the Biomonitor p...
The BioMonitor project organized a webinar on June 10th on “Monitoring the bioeconomy: an introduction to the Biomonitor project” to give deep dive into some focal points raised in our policy briefs #1, #2, #3 and...
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Two new technologies that could change cancer treatment
By studying the biomechanics of cancer in the breast and bladder, the Mechanocontrol and Edit projects are developing new ways of cancer identification and treatment that could open up new avenues in cancer research
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A smart pacemaker to prevent heart failure and revolutionise b...
The CResPace project is developing a new pacemaker that works in conjunction with small artificial neural networks to better adapt to the demands of the body – replicating a healthy heart
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Designing dynamic metamaterials that imitate nature’s strategies
FET project Boheme will introduce metamaterials that resemble spider webs and woodpeckers, which will help us fix some unresolved issues on transportation, health, and energy
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An intelligent app to teach people energy efficiency
European researchers have developed a user-friendly smart app to help people improve their energy-saving behaviours
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Doubling lithium battery energy density – A chat with Nobel ...
In 2019 M. Stanley Whittingham won a Nobel Prize for discovering lithium intercalation into electrodes. Now, he forecasts how battery architectures will exploit this phenomenon better, and how the industry can improve...
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Empowering Rural Communities
“Our goasl is to improve the economic conditions in rural areas, while making it easier for the inhabitants to access the services they need and want” (Jorge Gonzalez Olalla, TICBioMed).
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Capturing fuel from the sun
Artificial leaves and soap bubbles could unleash a new era of “solar fuels” to address increasing energy demand and climate change
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Non wood forest products (NWFPs): hobby or sine qua non?
Researchers from EFI conducted a study on the collection and consumption of non-wood forest products in Europe.
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Slashers: the new frontier of the independent workforce
Driven by passion or financial needs, over 10 million Europeans have multiple jobs in various domains. Though highly educated and skilled, they often suffer from poor working conditions and represent a major challen...
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Battery-electric passenger cars cheaper for consumers by 2025e...
Battery-electric passenger cars cheaper for consumers by 2025even without subsidies
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FETFX Recommendations Paper: Advising High-Risk Research Proje...
Basic, use inspired research holds the key to solving many of society’s grand challenges - but to win support, strategic outreach, engagement and two-way dialogue are key
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Using gravity to explore volcanoes
A new gravity imager monitored Etna Volcano in Sicily to develop early-warning systems and better face volcanic eruptions
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3D printing stem cells to transform neuroscience
The MESO-BRAIN project used human-induced pluripotent stem cells placed on nanoscale 3D-laser-printed structures to replicate the brain’s neural networks
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Are we able to detect all coronavirus variants?
Variants can affect the sensitivity of tests for SARS-CoV2. To make sure that current tests will still work we need to play hide-and-seek with an evolving virus
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