New research uncovers the essential role that prehistoric mothers played in driving population growth during the Neolithic period.
Aperam’s mission is to produce superior products in a sustainable and responsible way. That’s why Sustainable Development and ESG (Environment – Social – Governance) have always been at the heart of our strategy. Aperam Group CEO Tim di Maulo discusses what this commitment looks like in practice – and what makes Aperam a leader in the field.
New research suggests that Ustilaginaceae fungi could play an essential role in positioning biodiesel as a sustainable – and competitive – alternative to fossil fuels.
The ancient Egyptians left behind a plethora of papyri containing valuable written information but most of these have remained unpublished and unstudied. The EU-funded ELEPHANTINE project has created a large database and a new software solution that could soon change this. This could allow for a much better understanding of some of the world’s most fascinating ancient civilisations.
For recruiters, the process of trying to verify an applicant’s credentials can be both time-consuming and frustrating. To help streamline and simplify the process, one EU-funded project is using blockchain, semantics, data analytics, and gamification technologies. The result could disrupt the way we evaluate accredited educational titles and other qualifications.
Whilst being a renewable energy, hydropower has a rather large environmental footprint. From its dams causing flooding to its power plants threatening fish populations, the key to the wider use of hydropower is to make it more sustainable. Thanks to new cost-effective measures developed by the EU-funded FIThydro project, environmentally friendly, sustainable hydropower may soon be a reality.
Even though Neanderthals once dominated Eurasia, we know very little about how they lived and why they went extinct. But a new archaeological method developed by the EU-funded PALEOCHAR project could change that. As a result, the project brings us valuable information and a more complete picture of the Neanderthal world, increasing our knowledge of life on Earth many thousands of years ago.
Automation offers pros and cons. To help governments optimise both, the EU-funded TECHNEQUALITY project is providing empirical evidence on how automation will impact European society – and what needs to be done today to fully prepare for an automated future.
Environmental justice is about making sure environmental laws, regulations and policies treat everyone fairly. The EU-funded EnvJustice project has developed an online tool to support the many environmental justice movements happening around the world. As a result, everyone now has easy access to up-to-date information about how environmental issues impact their part of the world.
The EU is developing a dedicated cloud repository for all the scientific research happening in Europe. To ensure easy access to and reuse of this information, the EU-funded EOSC-hub project developed an intuitive user interface and other tools. Researchers can now take advantage of the wealth of information already stored on the cloud, ultimately benefiting citizens as science becomes more open.
Patients living in rural areas across the U.S. often face any number of barriers to health care overall, including imaging services. For rural areas that do have a medical center, medical facilities often lack imaging equipment and radiologists. That means patients must travel long distances to a larger medical center, which can have negative repercussions.
By 2050, the world population may reach 10 billion people. Unfortunately, there’s not enough agricultural land available to sustainably produce the food needed to feed this many people. To help, the EU-funded FutureAgriculture project has designed a new type of crop capable of producing the amounts required to feed a rapidly growing population and to adapt to the effects of climate change.