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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…

How we prepare for an ‘age of pandemics’

by Joanna Roberts ‘It is likely that we are entering an age of pandemics,’ said Prof. Peter Piot, director of the UK’s London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976 and is now special advisor to the president of the European Commission on COVID-19. He told the audience of…

Why automation and flexible jobs could lead to more meaningful work

by Sandrine Ceurstemont. Driven by technological innovations, the so-called fourth industrial revolution of the past decade is changing the workplace. Thanks to digital technologies, jobs are becoming more flexible, with self-employment on the rise. New technologies are being adopted at an exponential pace, much faster than in previous waves of innovation, with technologies like artificial…

Webinar to focus on the challenges of plastics recycling

Recycling Plastics: Towards a More Sustainable Plastic Treatment in 2030  Date: 1 July 2021 Time: 10:00 CEST Location: Online (registration required)   The PLAST2BCLEANED, CIRCULAR FLOORING, CREATOR, NONTOX,  and REACT initiatives have joined forces to address the current challenge of plastic recycling. During this two hour webinar, projects will share their different approaches to the…

GEARING-Roles – CORDIS Project of the Month June 2021

GEARING-Roles announced as the CORDIS Project of the Month for June 2021 CORDIS are featuring the GEARING-Roles project as their Project of the Month due to its intrepid work in the field of gender roles and gender equality in the research and innovation sectors. In particular, CORDIS are highlighting the project’s board game, ‘Nobel Run’,…

Forging new paths in particle physics

Three EU-backed physicists have used a new mathematical approach to make calculating particle collisions much easier. Everything we see around us is made up of elementary particles, the building blocks of matter. We know that protons and neutrons are made up of particles called quarks and that electrons are important building blocks for atoms. Thanks…

Virus cocktails and ice guns could help to tackle food poisoning risk

By Sandrine Ceurstemont Bacterial infections are a major problem for poultry producers. Outbreaks of E. coli, for example, can spread quickly through a flock, resulting in high mortality and loss of income for farmers. Other bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter might not be as serious to the birds, but can lead to illness in…

How chemists are building molecular assembly lines

By Caleb Davies In 2016, three pioneers of building molecular machines were recognised with a Nobel prize. Their work broke new ground. But the first tranche of molecular machines that they were rewarded for creating were mostly simple affairs such as rotors, switches and the like. Now chemists like Professor David Leigh at the University…

Resource efficiency and sustainable consumption conference 27th May 2021

By Katrina Hutchins Conference on resource efficiency and sustainable consumption Copenhagen, 27 May 2021. Presentations and discussion: 9 am – 12 pm CET Networking/debate: 3 pm  –  5 pm CET Programme and registration are available via i-REXFO Registration closes 21 May 2021 Unsustainable patterns of consumption are a primary cause of climate change, land degradation, resource…