Dressing the power lines to bring more renewables to the cities
Energy Grid Dressing the power lines to bring more renewables to the cities

A higher volume of electricity delivered to the grid requires adaptation of the current transmission lines and improvement of the system’s security. To this end, innovative materials and geometries of components are being designed and tested

Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture
Agriculture Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture

Climate change and man-made events put global food security at risk. But researching how plants produce seeds and evolve could help us find new ways to ensure food security

COP 21 wave - Towards a new era in the green construction sector
Ecobuildings COP 21 wave - Towards a new era in the green construction sector

The impacts of the Paris Agreement on green business environment: The role of the private and public sectors, the effects in terms of legislative & legal frameworks and possible benefits for novel construction materials

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When public buildings get smart: new technologies and tailor-made solutions for usersWhen public buildings get smart: new technologies and tailor-made solutions for users From thermally activated technologies to personalised microclimates, researchers look for new ways ...
Building retrofits critical to Europe’s low-carbon pathwayBuilding retrofits critical to Europe’s low-carbon pathway New near zero energy buildings are increasingly springing up around Europe, though their impact on ...
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A hundred percent greener outlook for cities in TurkeyA hundred percent greener outlook for cities in Turkey Endowed with renewable resources, such as wind, sun, geothermal and hydro, the country is still relying on coal and other fossil fuels to produce its energy.
, 21 Dec 2015
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, 07 Oct 2015
Bioeconomy
Tristram Stuart: “A silent daily tragedy in the back of supermarkets”Tristram Stuart: “A silent daily tragedy in the back of supermarkets” The activist, renowned for his worldwide fight against food waste, talks about the new French law ...
, 16 Jun 2015
Energy
Bio-based insulation materials: the construction industry's best kept secret?Bio-based insulation materials: the construction industry's best kept secret? Currently a niche in construction, their high potential benefits in terms of energy saving and overall ...
, 18 May 2015
Energy
Matteo D’Antoni – In-depth analysis required prior to retrofitting old buildingsMatteo D’Antoni – In-depth analysis required prior to retrofitting old buildings Passive technologies can maximise primary energy reduction and economic investment in existing ...
, 28 Jan 2015
Environment
Preventing a Fukushima disaster in EuropePreventing a Fukushima disaster in Europe Improved safety management and further collaboration between experts are required to minimise the ...

, 27 Apr 2015
Energy
Clean and affordable: the wind energy challengeClean and affordable: the wind energy challenge Taxes and renewable energy surcharges raises the amount of electricity bills in countries increasingly ...

, 22 Apr 2015
Environment
Mitigating the impacts of extreme weatherMitigating the impacts of extreme weather Meteorologists use data of past weather events and climate modelling to improve weather warnings for ...

, 08 Jan 2015
Energy
Cities join forces to retrofit districtsCities join forces to retrofit districts All over Europe cities and towns strive to become climate smart.

, 04 Jan 2015
Bioeconomy
Urban agriculture is more than a hippy-style hobbyUrban agriculture is more than a hippy-style hobby Meeting the challenge of developing a sustainable living may require introducing agriculture in urban ...

, 23 Oct 2014
Energy
Efficient Buildings Key to Reduce Climate Change
Efficient Buildings Key to Reduce Climate Change
For the first time “Buildings Day” is to be held on 3 rd December 2015 as part of the official program at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP 21) in Paris.
, 26 Nov 2015
Bioeconomy
Feeding Insects to Farmed Animals
Feeding Insects to Farmed Animals
Researchers from Europe and West Africa are investigating whether feeding insects to farmed animals and fish in aquacultures is a safe and ...
, 16 Oct 2015
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Wind turbines: new device to reduce noise and increase efficiency
Wind turbines: new device to reduce noise and increase efficiency
Noise pollution is a big public concern associated with operating wind turbines.
, 24 Sep 2015
Health
Science against caries
Science against caries

Antibodies against caries-producing bacteria could be the ultimate drug to prevent tooth decay, says Charles Kelly

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Health communication 2.0
Health communication 2.0

With the Internet, patients find more information than anyone can possibly read. We need to select what is significant,
says Natasha Martineau

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Fighting food addiction
Fighting food addiction

Over-eating should be treated as a brain disorders, and we desperately need new drugs for it, says Suzanne Dickson

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