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EU invests €122 million in innovative projects to decarbonise the economy

For the first time since the creation of the Innovation Fund, the European Union is investing €118 million into 32 small innovative projects located in 14 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. The grants will support projects aiming to bring low-carbon technologies to the market in energy intensive industries, hydrogen, energy storage and renewable energy. In…

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AutoNorms project announces upcoming conference presentations

The AutoNorms project (Transforming Norms Research through Practices: Weaponised Artificial Intelligence, Norms, and Order) have confirmed future research presentations set to take place in September. Science Peace Security 21 conference 8–10 September 2021 Ingvild Bode, Anna Nadibaidze, and Guangyu Qiao-Franco will present their research at the interdisciplinary Science Peace Security 21 conference. Dr Guangyu Qiao-Franco will…

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Green machine: how synthetic biology could build a better leaf

A project to redesign photosynthesis from scratch hopes to fix carbon faster and more efficiently than nature, offering benefits to agriculture and the climate. The 1972 synthesis of vitamin B12 was a Herculean effort, requiring the work of more than 100 researchers over 12 years. The solution was entirely impractical—it required 72 chemical steps and…

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Extreme heat warning: what first-ever Met Office alert means

Summer 2021 will mark a turning point in how heat is seen by the public and communicated by experts. For the first time in its 167-year history, the UK’s Met Office has issued an amber warning for extreme heat for much of Wales and parts of southern, central and western England, where temperatures are expected…

Can consciousness be explained by quantum physics?

By Cristiane de Morais Smith, Utrecht University. One of the most important open questions in science is how our consciousness is established. In the 1990s, long before winning the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for his prediction of black holes, physicist Roger Penrose teamed up with anaesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff to propose an ambitious answer. They…

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Greek island Tilos picks up award for clean energy transition

The Greek island of Tilos places 3rd in EU-sponsored renewable energy production competition and wins a EUR 100 000 cash prize for its innovative energy model. When Greek islands are written about in the press, it’s usually to extol the beauty of their beaches. However, one little Greek island has broken the mould and made…

LIFE Call for Proposals 2021 open

On 13 July the first LIFE Call for Proposals opened under the new LIFE programme 2021-2027, which comprises four sub-programmes: nature & biodiversity, circular economy and quality of life, climate change mitigation and adaptation and the clean energy transition. Your guide through the calls: info session material The LIFE Team has published on the CINEA’s…

ERC plans for 2022 announced

The European Research Council’s work programme adopted today includes over €2.4 billion to fund grants for some 1,100 excellent scientists and scholars in the EU and associated countries. This is the ERC’s second work programme under Horizon Europe. The funding will be awarded in a series of grant competitions refereed by panels of internationally renowned…

Saving railways from sand

by Sandrine Ceurstemont The most serious hazard from windblown sand is train derailment, so trains typically travel at a reduced speed on windy days as a precaution. ‘Fewer trains are passing per hour,’ said Dr Lorenzo Raffaele, a wind engineer at the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium. ‘This causes a loss…