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Uploaded On: 13/04/2022

From a large pool of 1029 applications, twenty highly innovative European start-ups and scale-ups have been selected for the EIT Community Booster receiving business growth and support services worth EUR 50 000 each. The EIT Community Booster was launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and five of its Knowledge & Innovation Communities to support innovative ventures enabling the New European Bauhaus transformation. Supporting the New European Bauhaus ...

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Uploaded On: 12/04/2022

Harvard University researchers, in collaboration with colleagues from Emory University, have developed the first fully autonomous biohybrid fish from human stem-cell derived cardiac muscle cells. The artificial fish swims by recreating the muscle contractions of a pumping heart, bringing researchers one step closer to developing a more complex artificial muscular pump and providing a platform to study heart disease like arrhythmia. “Our ultimate goal is to build an artificial heart to replace ...

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Uploaded On: 12/04/2022

12 April 1961 was the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen. This historic event opened the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity. The United Nations declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development...

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Uploaded On: 11/04/2022

Sand and dust Storms (SDS) usually occur when strong winds lift large amounts of sand and dust from bare, dry soils into the atmosphere, transporting them hundreds to thousands of kilometres away. They are a natural event linked with land and water management, as well as climate change. Strong pressure gradients associated with cyclones or thunderstorms increase wind speeds over a wide area, which lift a large amount of sand and dust into the atmosphere and transport it, potentially for long ...

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Uploaded On: 11/04/2022

The Commission has published today the new European Research Area (ERA) industrial technology roadmap for low-carbon technologies, which provides a list of key emerging low-carbon technologies for energy-intensive industries and ways to leverage R&I investments to accelerate their development and uptake in energy-intensive industries. The roadmap complements the revised Industrial Emissions Directive, as proposed on 5 April, which will help reach EU’s 2050 zero pollution ambition...

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Uploaded On: 08/04/2022

When stuck in traffic, you can’t help thinking about improving the design of roads. The good news is that you are not the only one! Greenroads, located at the TAKEOFF Incubator at University of Malta, with the support of Infrastructure Malta, is working on a way to provide arithmetic data that can help improve Malta’s roads  Seeing the traffic problem in Malta, Claire Cianco, CEO of Greenroads, embarked on a mission to help curb the problem. She combines citizens’ experiences in Malta...

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Uploaded On: 08/04/2022

In March 2022, the MCST-TÜBİTAK 2022 Joint Call for R&I Proposals was launched to support R&I projects in the areas of Water Management, Sustainable Farming Systems, and Agro-food Value Chain. Call deadline: 16 May 2022. Are you a Malta-based entity looking for a Turkey-based partner? The below list of Turkey-based entities that are interested to participating in the above mentioned Call, along with their project ideas. Should you wish to connect with any of them, kindly send...

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Uploaded On: 07/04/2022

In the midst of a pandemic, a polluted planet, increasing diseases like cancer, asthma, heart disease, on World Health Day 2022, WHO will focus global attention on urgent actions needed to keep humans and the planet healthy and foster a movement to create societies focused on well-being.    WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths around the world each year are due to avoidable environmental causes. This includes the climate crisis which is the single biggest health ...

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Uploaded On: 07/04/2022

Scientists from IMI’s iPiE and PREMIER projects used ePiE to predict levels of ibuprofen in four major European river basins. Active ingredients from medicines can get into the environment through a variety of routes, and once there they can prove harmful to wildlife and ecosystems. In the EU, new medicines are required to undergo an environmental risk assessment (ERA). However, very few existing medicines have been checked for their environmental impact. Here, there are two major challenges. ...

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Uploaded On: 05/04/2022

”Nothing compares to visiting the fruit trees in the fields every week and seeing them bloom”, says Sihem Tellah, Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Agronomique, Algeria, explaining her passion for apricot, citrus and olive trees. ”In the fields, there is no COVID, but there is climate change. Trees are not confined, but they are suffering. Climate change is the main threat to the existence of these fruits. This is not only the case in Algeria but around the Mediterranean”, she...

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