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29 August 2019
Logistics: the Achilles' heel of the short food supply chainLogistics: the Achilles' heel of the short food supply chain

From the ‘uberisation’ of last mile delivery to the use of smart lockers, from the offer of ready-to-eat products to the constant search for higher produce quality: how short food supply chain (SFSC) producers may face distribution costs and compete with supermarkets

17 July 2019
Researchers simulate mafia and terrorism recruitmentResearchers 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

15 July 2019
Sustainable nappies for eco-friendly generationsSustainable 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

02 July 2019
Surfing on bio-based boardsSurfing on bio-based boards

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

27 June 2019
Could the roads of the future be bio-based?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

24 June 2019
Nottingham ready to beat Theresa May’s climate targetsNottingham 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

20 June 2019
Smart buildings of glassSmart buildings of glass

Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing

19 June 2019
Towards the next generation of electric vehiclesTowards the next generation of electric vehicles

A compact and modular drivetrain that fits different size of electric cars aims to reduce range anxiety holding back more consumers from going green

18 June 2019
Building renovations: social aid to accept the changeBuilding renovations: social aid to accept the change

When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to accept a challenging refurbishment

18 June 2019
Building energy efficient communitiesBuilding energy efficient communities

In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not properly involved in the process