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Eruption risk perception disconnected from detected threat
The perceived risk of having a volcanic eruption needs to match the actual risk, detected through combined technologies including remote sensing of volcanic gasses, before dire consequences can be prevented.
Low energy district renovation
Renovations of entire districts, designed to reach near zero energy consumption, need to be replicable if they are to be widely adopted.
Graphene: Potential of one carbon atom-thick wonder material has not escaped industry's radar
Graphene FET Flagship is an ambitious European project focused on the eponymous new wonder material. Graphene, a one-atom thick layer of carbon, is light, transparent and strong, whose characteristics have yet to be fully ...
The case for low methane-emitting cattle
You may think that climate change is being caused by burning oil, coal and gas. But not so fast! The emission of methane from cattle is a surprisingly important factor. Methane from cows—a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful ...
A new collaboration era for the building sector
Building projects require processing and communication of large amounts of complex data. Now, software solutions make it possible to retrieve details of a given project at any time.
European project sets out to boost the wind energy sector by further improving the reliability of wind turbines
The WINDTRUST project kicked off in September 2013 with the objective of improving the competitiveness of the wind energy sector by developing and testing innovative components to further improve turbine reliability.
Sophisticated computer algorithms mimicking the law of physics are used to forecast global air pollution levels
Air quality is not a local problem. Like clouds moving through the sky, pollution is transported from one location to another by wind patterns in the atmosphere. With each breath we inhale vital oxygen, but also small amounts ...
Air quality models: New health prevention tools
As the link between air pollution and several illnesses has been established, air quality forecast will play an increasing role in mitigating health risk.
Tweaking Mother Nature's chemistry box
Natural enzymes are very clever molecular machines. They are the catalyst for many of nature's chemical transformations. And the conditions they need to perform their task are rather precisely defined. There is a need to ...
To be or not to be green
What happens to research findings once the researchers have gone away? A web site run from the University of Stuttgart in Germany offers scientists an opportunity to bring their own data from completed research project on ...