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21 September 2021
Environment
Sustainable fashion: Young people have the power for change
Sustainable fashion: Young people have the power for change
As the spotlight once again falls on global emissions at this year’s COP26 UN climate change conference, attention is focusing on pollution produced by the fashion and textiles industries and ...
15 July 2021
Bioeconomy
Agriculture goes green – New bio-fertilisers to make farming more sustainable
Agriculture goes green – New bio-fertilisers to make farming more sustainable
The European Union has updated its rules on fertilisers, which almost exclusively covered mined or chemically produced materials. While new organic fertilisers will now be able to enter the EU market ...
14 July 2021
Environment
How citizens can become co-creators of sustainable food packaging
How citizens can become co-creators of sustainable food packaging
The Covid-19 pandemic has driven consumers to order more takeaway food during lockdowns, resulting in increased single-use plastics waste. While momentum is growing among some businesses and governments ...
13 July 2021
Energy
Sharing power to foster renewables: the cooperatives model
Sharing power to foster renewables: the cooperatives model
In the EU there are about 3,400 renewable energy cooperatives owned by citizens. These socially innovative players of the market have overturned the top-down approach of utility companies to spread ...
21 June 2021
Energy
New digital tools to change our behaviours and save energy
New digital tools to change our behaviours and save energy
How do I get people to change their habits? This is one of the challenges faced by developers of apps and ICT solutions aimed at boosting energy savings in our buildings. European researchers embraced ...
04 June 2021
Energy
An intelligent app to teach people energy efficiency
An intelligent app to teach people energy efficiency
European researchers have developed a user-friendly smart app to help people improve their energy-saving behaviours
04 June 2021
Energy
Doubling lithium battery energy density – A chat with Nobel prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham
Doubling lithium battery energy density – A chat with Nobel prize winner M. Stanley Whittingham
In 2019 M. Stanley Whittingham won a Nobel Prize for discovering lithium intercalation into electrodes. Now, he forecasts how battery architectures will exploit this phenomenon better, and how the ...
01 June 2021
Society
Slashers: the new frontier of the independent workforce
Slashers: the new frontier of the independent workforce
Driven by passion or financial needs, over 10 million Europeans have multiple jobs in various domains. Though highly educated and skilled, they often suffer from poor working conditions and represent ...
20 May 2021
Health
Are we able to detect all coronavirus variants?
Are we able to detect all coronavirus variants?
Variants can affect the sensitivity of tests for SARS-CoV2. To make sure that current tests will still work we need to play hide-and-seek with an evolving virus
18 May 2021
Environment
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Pollinators play role in renaturing our cities
Bees and other pollinators are under threat from climate change and pollution. Helping them to survive means ensuring food security and maintaining biodiversity. Liverpool, Valladolid and Izmir are ...