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Revamping nanotubes
Revamping nanotubes Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are set to become an important material for the future. That’s because they are light, robust, and highly conductive, both electrically and thermally whilst still being chemically stable.
Brian Wynne: GMOs acceptance hinges on proven benefits
Brian Wynne: GMOs acceptance hinges on proven benefits Brian Wynne, professor of science studies at  Lancaster University , tells youris.com about his long time interest in  public risk perceptions  and how this relates to public attitudes to  genetically modified organisms  (GMOs).
Bacteria to spot pollution
Bacteria to spot pollution Natural sensory system such as bacteria engineered to detect pollution and placed in a self-contained portable box could be the most effective way to track pollutants .
Food Bug Forensic Tracking
Food Bug Forensic Tracking Pork factories now rely on a new kit to examine suspect meat . The technique was developed in an EU funded project called Biotracer . It relies on maths algorithms to pinpoint the most likely origin of harmful bacteria on meat , such as salmonella.
Turning the tide on seaweed supplements
Turning the tide on seaweed supplements Seaweeds are a traditional accompaniment to many Asian dishes. They have also become increasingly popular across the world as an exotic delicacy.
Crowdsourcing biodiversity watch
Crowdsourcing biodiversity watch Following the 2006 ban on sturgeon fishing, the Romanian town of Sfantu Gheorghe, located at the mouth of the Danube river, turned to other income source to replace its fishing based economy.
Under the weather, literally
Under the weather, literally We can blame all sorts of things on the weather. But a stomach bug?  It seems unlikely. Yet, scientists say greater quantities of rainfall and bigger storms will lead to more stomach upsets in parts of Europe.
Fish bones’ second life
Fish bones’ second life Only about 50% of every fish sold as fillet is actually eaten.  Often, fish heads, viscera, skin and bones are discarded.
The big picture is the greener picture
The big picture is the greener picture The building sector has become much greener. To get such credentials it has adopted methods borrowed from other industries, such as life cycle analysis ( LCA ), which looks at the environmental impact of a building at every stage from its creation to its decommissioning.
Mitigating our carbon footprint
Mitigating our carbon footprint Scientists keep producing increasingly complex modelling tools to evaluate urgently needed mitigating strategies of our carbon footprint .  However, it is policy makers who have to decide on measures to curb our CO2 emissions.
Slashing mountains of food waste
Slashing mountains of food waste A delicious tomato and bell pepper soup, a green bean and potato salad and a refreshing strawberry, kiwi and banana smoothy.
Shrub hub
Shrub hub The EU’s driest region is Murcia in Spain. But it is also an area of intensive agriculture for such arid land.
Plastic waste set in concrete
Plastic waste set in concrete In Europe more than 12 million tonnes of mixed plastic waste are dumped on landfills every year, according to a report from NUMIX scientists. The recycling of plastic into usable products has proven difficult .
Mopping up oil spills
Mopping up oil spills Eco-symbiosis is en vogue. Indeed, this approach consists in using waste from one industry as raw material for another. It appears like an ideal solution for one of the most challenging type of pollution: oil spills .
Martin McKee:  EU Citizen’s health threatened by austerity
Martin McKee: EU Citizen’s health threatened by austerity Martin McKee recently expressed his views at the 2012 European Health Forum in Bad Gastein, Austria. Can we measure the impact of austerity on people’s health? The human cost of austerity has been largely invisible because of lack of data.
Art gets its digital passport
Art gets its digital passport Imagine that a hundred years ago it was possible to take the ‘digital fingerprint’ of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and store it in an international database.
The hunt for stowaway bugs
The hunt for stowaway bugs Custom officers are not the only ones with a keen interest in luggage content. Scientists too want to know what travellers are bringing into European airports.
Climate in a teacup
Climate in a teacup Making planning decisions about cities today means keeping an eye on climate change predictions.  More flash floods are expected, for example.
Fibers as immune system boosters
Fibers as immune system boosters Staying healthy requires constantly stimulating the immune system. Ingesting non-digestible fibres such as polysaccharides is thought to help. Yet companies including such ingredients in their food products cannot claim that they boost the immune system.
Stephen Stansfeld: studying the effect of noise pollution on people’s health
Stephen Stansfeld: studying the effect of noise pollution on people’s health Caring about a sound environment, Stephen Stansfeld has been studying the effect of noise pollution on people’s health and their remedy.
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