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PROFILE: Volcanic and geothermal systems on Earth

The Institute of Earth‘s Sciences and Nordic Volcanic Institute, University of Iceland The ultimate energy source of the Earth‘s interior or heat comes from the early days of the planetary formation and decaying of radioactive matter. If today’s society could be able to harvest this energy in an economic way,...
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Smart Agri-Systems: A resilient future for pig farming

Research at the University of Leeds provides innovative, systems-based solutions to help the UK pig farming industry navigate future challenges to resilience.
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UK to face dangerous solar wind and find Earth-like planets

New £7 million funding will ensure UK scientists play a leading role in a new space weather mission and finding Earth-like planets, Science Minister Chris Skidmore announced on the first day of British Science Week.
disaster risk reduction

Quick earthquake alert notification for disaster risk reduction in Taiwan

Deputy Director of the Seismological Center Central Weather Bureau (CWB) in Taiwan, Nai-Chi Hsiao, explains how the country’s quick earthquake alert system provides notification when it comes to ensuring disaster risk reduction.
earthquake hazards

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program explained

William Leith, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) explains the important aspects of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.
fusion energy

Fusion energy: Global procurement to build a star on earth

Laban Coblentz, Head of Communication, ITER provides an overview of fusion energy, focussing on the first industrial-scale fusion reactor
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Biodiversity: The extraordinary variety of life on Earth

Pamela S. Soltis, Director of the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute provides a fascinating analysis of her department’s research on biodiversity – that is, the extraordinary variety of life on Earth
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The importance of world food production systems: Healthy food for all people

The importance of reviewing world food production systems for mankind is examined by Horticulturist at the Swedish University of Agriculture, Håkan Sandin in terms of the need for humanity to eat more healthy food and to produce it in a way that does not harm nature
space technology

Space technology: how space benefits life on earth

M F Warrender highlights how space technology plays an integral role in society and how NASA invests in technology development

Indoor Positioning Systems – We know where you are

Jim Sinopoli, Managing Principal at Smart Buildings LLC highlights the benefits for Indoor Positioning Systems… Studies have found that people spend 80-90% of their time indoors, so it’s no surprise that one of the most promising technologies for buildings is Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS). An IPS simply locates objects and...
Wyoming High Precision Isotope Laboratory

Wyoming High Precision Isotope Laboratory

The Wyoming High Precision Isotope Laboratory at the University of Wyoming brings groundbreaking research in earth systems science.
The quality of Scottish university research praised

The quality of Scottish university research praised

A new survey has praised the range and quality of research conducted at universities in Scotland. A new survey produced by Research Fortnight analysed results from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), looking at the quality of investigation in different subjects at universities across the UK. A panel of experts...
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EU must prioritise biodiversity and climate change

European Committee of the Regions President calls on EU to step up efforts in response to "profoundly alarming" UN report: The EU must prioritise biodiversity.
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Global conservationists have “core aims” but fight over solution

Research reveals rifts within the global conservation movement, on economic approaches to protected areas, which makes the achievement of conservation goals difficult.
urban transformation

Climate change: Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure

Urban transformation and the relevance of critical infrastructure is placed under the spotlight here by Prof Dr Daniela Jacob at Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS).
patient information

Key patient information stored in routinely collected healthcare free-text data is still untapped

Goran Nenadic, from The University of Manchester and The Alan Turing Institute, argues for using patient information stored in routinely collected healthcare free-text data.
understanding life

Progressing science in the U.S. – Enabling discoveries for understanding life

The work of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to advance science is charted here, with a focus on the work of their Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) in enabling discoveries for understanding life.
European space policy

European space policy is at a crossroads

Dominique Riquet MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe explains why European space policy is at a crossroads.

The changing Arctic ice caps

Professor Martin Sharp, University of Alberta, explores the processes, rates and impacts of the changing Arctic ice caps due to global warming.
responses to rapid arctic change

Observations to action: Informing understanding and responses to rapid Arctic change

When it comes to observations to action, The International Arctic Research Center informs understanding and responses to rapid Arctic change, as we discover here.

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