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Researchers simulate mafia and terrorism recruitment
Safety and Security
Researchers simulate mafia and terrorism recruitment

Computational and social sciences help institutions prevent and fight the recruitment process of mafia and terrorist organisations. Researchers developed a new tool that will be made available to municipalities to ‘measure’ the future economic and social effects of their policies

Sustainable nappies for eco-friendly generations
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Sustainable nappies for eco-friendly generations

Biodegradable nappies and sanitary pads could reduce the burden that fossil-based plastic litter puts on nature. The prototypes currently developed are meant to be of higher quality, but still they are more expensive than the similar conventional products on the market

Surfing on bio-based boards
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Surfboards are not as eco-friendly as you might think. Could bio-based materials and new technological developments help?

Could the roads of the future be bio-based?
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Could the roads of the future be bio-based?

Bitumen is a by-product of oil production and is used to bind the surfaces of paved roads. Some researchers, concerned about its environmental impacts and future supply if petroleum refining slows down, have started to develop bio-based alternatives

Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets
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Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targets

As Theresa May signs into law a commitment to bring the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, one city in the UK is on its way to achieving this goal 22 years sooner

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