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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,...
pig farming

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.
find earth like planets, space weather mission

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
variety of life on earth

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
world food production systems

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...
hospitality industry

How can the hospitality industry drive sustainability?

Recent research has found that 87% of travellers would prefer to travel sustainably, here we look at how the hospitality industry can meet sustainability demands.
eco-friendly cities

Top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world

We explore the top 10 eco-friendly cities around the world, detailing their initiatives to get there and their future ambitions to ensure they remain pro-green
field of plant pathology

Studying and advancing the field of plant pathology

The British Society for Plant Pathology’s aims of studying and advancing the field of plant pathology are explored here, including the importance of advancing education in the field.
future of portugal

Science and higher education for the future of Portugal

Here, we speak to Manuel Heitor, Portuguese Minister of Science, about how science and higher education in Portugal are helping to turn the country into a knowledge hub for future generations, amongst other things.
high seas conservation

The Sargasso Sea Commission: High seas conservation

Dr David Freestone and Professor Howard Roe explore how the Sargasso Sea Commission could be a new paradigm for high seas conservation.
taiwan offshore wind farms, national taiwan university

An underwater topographic survey for Taiwan offshore wind farms

An underwater topographic survey for Taiwan offshore wind farms is detailed here by Gwo-shyh Song, Associate Professor at the National Taiwan University.
search for the origin of life, SETI institute

A new turn in the search for the origin of life

Professor Friedemann Freund, SETI Institute, explores a fascinating new discovery in the search for the origin of life, here.
building a sustainable future

Building a sustainable future from our oceans

To address modern-day sustainability challenges, the EMBRC-ERIC was established to bridge the gap between marine biological research and innovation.

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