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Thierry Breton on achieving an ambitious European Space Agenda

"With space, we are constantly testing the limit of the technological frontier for the benefit of mankind" - European Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton The 12th European Space Conference ‘New Decade Global Ambitions: Growth, Climate, Security & Defence’, hosted in Brussels on 21-22 January 2020, provided a key platform...

EU project to create a precise Alzheimer’s diagnosis instrument

This September will mark the launch of EU Horizon 2020 project DECIDE which aims to develop and launch an e-service for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. The Diagnostic Enhancement of Confidence by an International Distributed Environment (DECIDE) project is a collaboration of thirteen partners from five EU member states,...

Axiom Space gains permission to build a commercial space station

NASA have granted Axiom Space access to the International Space Station's Node 2 Forward port for the first ever commercial space station. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selected Axiom Space as the winner of the NextSTEP-2 Appendix I solicitation, which sought to grant access to the International Space...

Research & Discovery

CardLab’s new smart card technology to be six times more efficient

Drayson Technologies have extended technology licence with CardLab in order to provide the latest third generation Freevolt energy harvesting technology to power smart cards. Drayson...

MICE: muon experiment a success

Physicists at the International Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) have developed a method of quickly depleting the energy from muons. Muons are particles that possess...

EU project adapted spider and worm silks to create bio-plastics

A research project, funded by Horizon 2020, has developed a biobased polymer using silks from spiders and worms to potentially complete the existing thermoplastics...

What does the EIC hope for the future?

We spoke with the head of the European Innovation Council’s advisory board, Professor Mark Ferguson, about his hopes for how the EIC will function...

Sustainable Planet

New study predicting the deterioration of the Thwaites Glacier

Researchers have successfully completed studies that determine whether a glacier the size of Florida will collapse within the next few decades. Teams from the US...

New technology increases the survival rates of seedlings after wildfires

Researchers have developed a new technology to increase the survival rate of microclonal seedlings planted for reforestation after widespread wildfires. Scientists from the National University...

New report outlines the global need for more micro irrigation systems

Meticulous Research published a report which states that the global micro irrigation systems market is to grow at a CAGR of 18-20% to reach...

Research says 45% of meat eaters plan to reduce their meat consumption

According to a recent survey conducted by cheese alternative producer, MozzaRisella, over 45% of meat eaters are planning to reduce their meat consumption. The survey...

Digital Innovation

Devising a method of predicting chaos using AI and aerosols

Using game theory, aerosols and AI methods, researchers  have predicted the behaviour of chaotic systems. If a poisonous gas were to be released as part...

How can the UK public sector reap the benefits of AI?

Clear standards of conduct and greater transparency will enable UK public sector to reap the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The Committee on Standards in...

Researchers have virtually unrolled lithium batteries

An international team, led by the University College London, have virtually ‘unrolled’ the coil of electrode layers from a lithium battery using an algorithm...

Environmentally sustainable retail tags made using nanotechnology

Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed an ink using nanotechnology that reduces metal waste in the retail industry. Following the £8m ESRC investment...

Space

ESA and NASA have begun their mission to study the Sun

The new collaborative mission between ESA and NASA, Solar Orbiter, began its mission to study the sun, at 11:03pm EST Sunday. At 12:24am Monday, mission...

Using Earth observation to improve the health of city dwellers

As many as seven million people per year die due to polluted air. Can satellites improve the health of city dwellers? Air pollution causes many...

34 satellites have successfully been launched into space

OneWeb has successfully launched 34 satellites into space, aboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The launched was on 6 February...

NASA astronaut to return to Earth after 328 days in space

As NASA’s astronaut, Christina Koch, returns to Earth, Innovation News Network would like to look back at some of the amazing work she did...

Law & Policy

Record number of exports from developing countries to the EU

Exports from developing countries to the European Union using special tariff preferences under the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) reached a new high...

EU has launched two new pilots to increase citizen involvement

The European Commission is to launch two new pilot actions in order to further support active involvement of EU citizens in funding protocol. The European...

Who can benefit the most from the EU-Japan trade partnerships?

2020 marks the first anniversary of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), but what sectors could stand to gain the most from the partnership? In...

Developing Brexit market access strategies

A leading scientific consulting organisation has said that we need to develop a robust compliance strategy that considers all Brexit market access scenarios. A leading...

Research & Discovery

2020 Railway Forum: the rise of Saudi infrastructure

According to reports from the 2020 Railway Forum, 400bn Saudi riyals were invested in infrastructure within the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under the patronage of...

Infrastructure safety: the vital role of measuring systems

As cities across the globe prioritise sustainable living, building new infrastructure and maintaining existing infrastructure safety are vital tenets of sustainability. Make sure you head...

Transport infrastructure resilience and statistical modelling

Meet the Southern Austrian consulting company specialising in statistical modelling techniques to shore up the resilience of transport infrastructure. Did you know PEC - Petschacher...

Compulsory biometric checks for potential St Kitts citizens

The Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Timothy Harris, has released the country’s annual budget for 2020, which includes compulsory biometric checks. Biometric checks...

Special Reports

Innovation to mitigate battery thermal propagation

The Institute for Applied Materials – Applied Materials Physics (IAM-AWP) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, is home to Europe’s largest battery...

Everything you need to know about the annual MPS therapy week

From 11 July to 20 July 2019, the annual MPS therapy week and bi-annual MPS Conference was hosted in Hinterglemm, in the South-East of...

Supporting trees in the inner city: the case for structural soil

The fact that trees have difficulties surviving in urban environments is not a surprise. Urban areas are rarely designed with trees in mind. Trees are...

A universal tool to share knowledge about animal gene banks

Gene banks keep a range of biological material: gametes, embryos, DNA, somatic tissues, biological fluids. They represent a major investment for research institutions as...

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