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Finding space for trees in the urban environment

Nina Bassuk, Urban Horticulture Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY explains the importance of finding space for trees in the urban environment. She also shares her thoughts on the value of green spaces in inner cities and how we should choose the best trees for this purpose
North America Analysis

North America Analysis October 2018

Welcome to this packed October 2018 edition of North America Analysis. Heading up this publication, we are honoured to include a piece from Michael F. Huerta from the National Library of Medicine at the U.S.’s National Institutes of Health. In his article, he explores how discovery and health benefit from the intersection of data science and open science
Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain Innovation October 2018

A very warm welcome to the October 2018 Blockchain Innovation publication. This extended edition includes a number of compelling interviews from some of the leading lights in the blockchain world. I was fortunate to attend MoneyConf in Dublin earlier this year and enjoyed meeting many people there One person I...
power-to-gas

Power-to-gas: The key enabler for a CO2-neutral energy system

In this in-depth analysis from Dr Frank Graf at the DVGW Research Center at Engler-Bunte-Institute of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), we find out that the project STORE&GO demonstrates how green methane provides a keystone for the cross-sector energy transition. We also learn that Power-to-Gas (PtG) is defined as electricity from renewable sources used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen via electrolysis
cures for paediatric cancers

The quest to find cures for paediatric cancers

Ivan Stamenkovic and Nicolò Riggi from the University of Lausanne lift the lid on the quest to find cures for paediatric cancers, in this special feature
climate change adaptation

Individual solutions for each climate change adaptation challenge

In this e-book, the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) sets out individual solutions for climate change adaptation challenges
diabetes care and research

Diabetes care and research at The University of Salford

We find out that a course at The University of Salford aims to provide a balance between theoretical and clinical skills and develop participants’ levels of critical enquiry, so you can deliver high-quality evidence-based care to people with diabetes
Dementia care

Dementia care at The University of Salford

The Salford Institute for Dementia, based at The University of Salford aims to improve the lives of people affected by dementia, as this detailed analysis reveals
e-cigarettes

The health risks of e-cigarettes in the face of rising teen use

Pamela J. Lein, PhD, Professor of Neurotoxicology at the University of California’s Davis/School of Veterinary Medicine details the pressing need to assess the health risks of e-cigarettes in the face of rising teen use
climate adaptation

Climate adaptation in cities: The art of lateral thinking

Apl Prof. Dr Steffen Bender and Dr Markus Groth from Climate Service Centre Germany (GERICS) reveal their thoughts on how to succeed in climate adaptation at the city level, including the art of lateral thinking where this is concerned

Talent development through higher and degree apprenticeships

The Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership shares their thoughts on talent development through higher and degree apprenticeships.
Food Parks

Food Parks – innovative production of food

SSE-C Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration SLU provides a fascinating insight into the innovative production of food in Sweden, as well as the importance of fostering healthy environments for all people.
Global Guardians

Global Guardians – Life changing solutions

In this detailed analysis, we find out more about the life-changing solutions of Global Guardians that concern their undoubted expertise in managing and maintaining vacant properties in the UK, both commercial and residential.
Why should we care about radioiodine in the environment?

Why should we care about radioiodine in the environment?

Peter H. Santschi from the Department of Marine Sciences at Texas A&M University – Galveston and Daniel I. Kaplan from Savannah River National Laboratory share their views on radioiodine in the environment In this analysis, the focus is given to the pathways, from source to human risk and presents questions...
Euroacademy

Euroacademy – Profesional Higher Education

Juri Martin from EuroAcademy offers his expert thoughts on environmental approaches to regional security and the broader themes of higher education provision in Estonia.

Gephebase: Connecting traits to genes in plants and animals

Virginie Courtier-Orgogozo from CNRS and Arnaud Martin from Georges Washington University shares their thoughts on evolutionary genetics, with a focus on connecting traits to genes in plants and animals.
Agile Digital Services: A Success Story

Agile Digital Services: Adapting government services for the future

The successful organisations of the future will be those that are highly responsive to change, according to the Agile Business Consortium. Since Agile began in 2001, many organisations, including the government are adopting this as their preferred way of working. In this in-depth analysis, we learn about the undoubted success...
Monitoring Nanostructure Formation

Monitoring Nanostructure Formation

Professor Jakob Birkedal Wagner, Scientific Director, Center for Electron Nanoscopy at DTU Cen, Technical University of Denmark shares his expert views on advanced materials science, including nanoscale imaging research Early on in this absorbing piece of analysis, we find out that during recent years, nanotechnology has become capable of producing...
Greening the inner city

Greening the inner city – How do we choose the best trees?

Nina Bassuk from the Urban Horticulture Institute, School of Integrative Plant Science Cornell University shares her thoughts on the value of green spaces in inner cities and how we should choose the best trees for this purpose.
agriculture

Agriculture, climate, change

Research crop scientist from the K-State Northwest Research-Extension Center, Professor Robert Aiken explores agriculture, drought and crop research issues, as well as climate change and the crucial role of satellite imagery in the field

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