Making ice-cream more nutritious with meat left-overs
Food industries are now turning meat left-over into high-protein content ingredients for food supplements, or to be added to processed food. But a EU-wide regulation covering them is still lacking.
Strong resistance to making people think green
Most of us know we should live in a more environmentally sustainable way. But it does not happen because we do not really feel involved
Arnold van Huis - Insects: a must for a protein-rich diet
Eating insects could bring many benefits, as they are rich in proteins and bring nutrients that could help balance diet in both food and feed
Local input key in multi-risk planning decisions
Land use planning and management now has all the scientific tools required for decisions making. But scientists have yet to have an opportunity to collaborate with local authorities to implement them.
Funky food from fruit by-products
Reusing the by-products of fruit and cereal processing could help promote the sustainability of the food industry, as long as its overall environmental fingerprint is clearly evaluated
Micha Werner: Drought vigilance
New droughts forecasting models could help mitigate their consequences on African countries.
Indian drought risk, as Himalayan glaciers retreat
Studying the retreat of glaciers in the Himalayas and its effect on monsoon, may lead to scientific recommendations. But the cultural barrier to change may be too high for local people to adopt them.
Anti-allergy GM apples
Scientists are trying to engineer apples so that the most widely consumed fruit in Europe no longer triggers allergic reactions. But would people want to eat them?
Biomass bonanza as plastics’ raw materials
How European scientists are a preparing for a change from a fossil-fuel to a bio-based economy.
Albert Jansen: "Making seawater drinkable"
A new technology combining distillation with membrane filtration uses waste heat from industries to turn seawater into drinking water
Slashing mountains of food waste
Research examining every step of the food supply chain to cut down the unprecedented amounts of food wasted found that individual consumers need to be more involved
In the fight against desertification, small areas of modest grasses and shrubs slow the soil loss more effectively than phalanxes of trees. Nevertheless, the human factor matters a great deal
Bill Wei: Theft insurance through art fingerprints
Bill Wei shares his views on the use of a dual fingerprinting technology for the prevention of art theft
Climate in a teacup
Research scaling down climate change prediction down to city level could help prevent dire consequences of natural disasters
Fibers as immune system boosters
A new EU-backed study aims at scientifically prove claims that fibres called polysaccharides help boost the immune system
Bioalchemy: turning sludge into clear water
Biological treatment plus ozone can reduce the amount of sludge coming from wastewater treatment plants by a factor of ten .
Sander Dorenbos: seeing the (almost) invisible with nano-wires quality - part 1
A new device based on superconducting nano-materials helps to detect single photons with higher efficiency
Floor van de Pavert: seeing the (almost) invisible with nano-wires quality - part 2
How three young entrepreneurs have transformed a brilliant invention into a commercial product .
Henny van Lanen: “Drought response capacity and prevention to reduce future Europe's water balance vulnerability”
Droughts and water scarcity are increasingly being observed in many regions of Europe and, according to the EEA, in the coming decades the continent is likely to suffer more frequent meteorological droughts
Dr Hans Cozijn: “Tests on the DIFIS solution proved successful also in deep water and severe storm conditions”
The DIFIS structure was then tested in extreme storm conditions simulating waves twelve meters high. Below the water, the buffer bell and the dome hardly moved. The installation of the whole structure remains the real challenge