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Finland has embraced the fight against climate change

Finland has embraced the fight against climate change

Editor Laura Evans outlines how Finnish Minister of Agriculture and the Environment Kimmo Tilikainen is taking on the fight against climate change
European Capitals of Culture initiative benefits cities

European Capitals of Culture initiative benefits cities

In a speech, EU Commissioner for Culture, Tibor Navracsics shares how European Capitals of Culture are a driver for social and economic change
Harnessing data to transform city management

Harnessing data to transform city management

Data is being used in city management to overcome many urban challenges. Here, Upendra Dharmadhikary, Vice President at Tech Mahindra explains
The transformation of local authority leisure facilities

The transformation of local authority leisure facilities

Over the past decade local authority leisure facilities have revolutionised how they operate. Here, Cheryl Hersey, of Action PR Ltd explains
Citizen and the state: The government at your service

Citizen and the state: The government at your service

The relationship between the citizen and the state is sacrosanct. Cabinet Minister Ben Gummer explains how the government will work for the people
Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

Teachers are experts in driving social mobility

In a speech, Secretary of State for Education Justine Greening highlights how teachers are inspiring the professionals of the future
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Space Strategy pushes the boundaries of knowledge in Europe

Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission VP in charge of the Energy Union, outlines the EU Space Strategy and how the sector makes lives better, safer and healthier Many people immediately associate the field of space with exploration of the unknown, a field which our colleagues at the European Space Agency (ESA)...
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Climate protection: Investing in a low-carbon Europe

Investment in climate protection is vital to overcome environmental challenges. Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency explains Our climate is changing. We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the rate of climate change, and at the same time, take measures that help us prepare for current and future...
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What will happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed?

Dr Virginia M Stewart asks what will happen if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, sounding a warning for the health and lives of millions of Americans United States (US) citizens have the right to emergency care and medical treatment for life threatening injuries. With rising healthcare costs over prior...
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Restoring dopaminergic nerve cells in Parkinson’s disease

Dr Mehis Pilv, CEO and business development lead at Genecode, discusses the strides being made in Parkinson's disease research Parkinson's disease is a slow but progressive neurodegenerative disorder. About 1% of people aged above 50 are affected worldwide. In Europe alone 1.2 million people suffer from Parkinson's disease, 127,000 of whom...
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What are the prospects for public sector ICT suppliers in 2017?

Rob Anderson, analyst in the public sector team at GlobalData, predicts a buoyant market for public sector ICT this year and in the longer term In a post-referendum, pre-Brexit world of economic uncertainty, what are the prospects for public sector suppliers in 2017? Theresa May and Phillip Hammond may have...
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Exeter University tackles banana supply chain threat

The future of the UK’s favourite fruit hangs in the balance, but researchers from Exeter University are tackling the threat to the banana supply chain Researchers at the University of Exeter have been awarded £1.2 million to investigate the resilience of the UK’s banana supply. Bananas are the most popular...
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The Internet of Trains: For safety, efficiency and comfort

Particularly for bogies with flattened wheels, the Internet of Trains can bring all-round benefits, writes ZNAPZ CEO Marcel Van Velthoven The Internet of Things is entering our world more than we realise. Many pieces of equipment today have sensors, supplying us with all kinds of information. Obviously we have internet...
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Carbonation induced corrosion of reinforced concrete revisited

The effect of carbonation induced corrosion on reinforced concrete must be addressed both for safety and environmental reasons, say researchers from ETH Zurich

Cryogenic technologies for precision tactical and space applications

Peter Iredale, Engineering Lead at Honeywell Hymatic discusses cryogenic technologies and how it can be utilised Honeywell Hymatic has been at the forefront of cooling technology for infrared and sensing applications for over 50 years. Operating in some of the most demanding environments, Honeywell technology increases reliability and efficiency, whilst...
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The customs X-Ray simulator

Alexander Flisch, Project Coordinator, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology outlines a new platform for cargo X-ray image interpretation training The development of transportation and information technology has advanced the interconnectedness of global markets. With this global economic integration, new trade partners, shipping and transport routes emerge. The weight...

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