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Arctic permafrost might contain ‘sleeping giant’ of world’s carbon emissions

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Renaturing cities: cooperation manifesto launched at the World Forum on Urban Forests

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New report issued by SusChem and partners: Robust Agenda to achieve Circularity of Plastics

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‘Big picture’ platforms boost fight against online terror activity

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Storing CO2 underground can curb carbon emissions, but is it safe?

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Press Release: New strategies to fight Europe’s growing wildfire risk

“Helping to potentially save lives and support teams of firefighters, the EU-funded AF3 project has developed new flame-extinction technology and an advanced software system to assist in planning the management of wildfires. The concepts allow firefighters to attack flames in the best possible way from the ground and the air, to better understand a blaze’s behaviour and growth patterns, and to detect an outbreak as early as possible.”

Tactile Excel sheets and graphics to boost job prospects for blind people

Touchscreens and digital graphics are everywhere, but for people who are visually impaired, they can be a major hurdle to using modern technology. But this is set to change, thanks to tactile technology that automatically converts complex digital graphics into braille and stick-on smartphone buttons that make apps navigable by touch.

To reduce food waste, scientists are making labels that track produce as it spoils

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Bioeconomies aim to become a beating heart of local communities, both rural and urban

As the EU aims to head towards a sustainable, low-carbon future, experts in bio-based industries at the forefront of this transition are turning food waste and waste-water sludge into bioplastics and converting decommissioned factories into new biorefineries by working with local populations.

Seaweed coffee cups could help ditch single-use plastics

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Preparing for the next revolution in production and logistics

Cyber-physical systems that blend the digital and real worlds are driving the development of smart factories, transport networks, electricity grids and even cities. The opportunities and risks presented by this expanding Internet of Things and big-data environment are being explored in-depth by EU-funded researchers.

Event: Challenges and opportunities for interregional cooperation in agri-food systems (Brussels, 10 October 2018)

The objective of the workshop organised by DG RTD in cooperation with JRC, DG AGRI and DG REGIO is to showcase and discuss five interregional partnerships participating in the Thematic Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.

Digital age ‘desperately’ needs ethical and legal guidelines

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, ‘desperately’ need an institutional framework and system of values to help regulate the industry, an ethics expert has told leading scientists and policymakers.

Trending Science: Could climate change be so much worse than we ever thought?

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How to improve recovery of electrical and electronic equipment waste

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