The UK and the EU-27, on the assumption that the UK will leave the EU, have mutually benefited enormously from collaboration in the field of research, innovation and higher education over the past 45 years.
A commentary on Carlos Moedas article ‘Rekindling the love affair’ in ‘nature’ on May 23rd, 2019
Five big extinctions have challenged life on earth in the past 500 million years. It turns out we are now in the middle of the 6th extinction, according to a recent UN report.
EASIT aims to have an impact on the training of professionals who will guarantee a higher social inclusion at European level by providing content which is easy to read and easy to understand.
Although our gut is not as big as the Amazon Forest, and the organisms that it harbours are mere microbes and tiny parasites, not tigers and anacondas, it still contains many thousands of different microbial species, most of them still unknown to us.
Ancient agricultural systems can provide us with knowledge how to make our modern, large scale practices more sustainable.
2018 has been a productive year for EuroScience and EuroScientist. You, readers of EuroScientist, are important for us: you shape debates and provide contributions. Thank you for that. EuroScience, a pan-European association established in Strasbourg, Read more […]
Maybe it was inevitable in hindsight, but the accumulation and monetization of human data is now an industry — a commodity — of its own. As the internet’s precursor technologies were being refined, the directive against using it for profit was gradually Read more […]
The blockchain technology is currently being leveraged and applied to many industries from energy and resource distribution to sensitive document storage and retrieval in fields like medical, real estate and even law. It can also be used to improve the IoT ecosystem.
The FOSTER Roadmap for Implementing Open Science Training Practices in Research institutions outlines three key ways and practical actions that can taken up by Research Performing Organisations in order to support the transition towards Open Science.
The “Lost Generation” refers to the growing cohort of senior post-doctoral researchers and other scientists who, after completing short-term contracts and temporary positions, find themselves excluded from research careers due to the lack of opportunities for permanent research positions. This cohort must contend with a ‘game’ whose rules no longer apply in today’s overcrowded and hyper-competitive research environment. Often, the difficulty in obtaining a full-time research position is further exacerbated by geographical, social, and familial constraints, and a lack of transferable skills that would enable a career switch. The loss of these highly trained individuals to our research institutions and to industry creates instability and represents an inefficient use of human talent and financial resources. Although the problem is not new, it is a critical issue and more needs to be done to address the needs of this cohort. Our goal is to launch a discussion with all relevant stakeholders toward actionable ideas to these systemic problems.
Scientists from Soochow University in China are working on a solar panel design for an efficient hybrid solar panel. The purpose of their invention is to capture energy from rain as well as traditional solar energy. They hypothesized that their graphene infused solar cells will split raindrops into positive and negative ions. With continued tests, the team hopes to get the solar panels on par with traditional solar panel efficiency. Nonetheless, their current output is fairly close to reaching this milestone. In the near future, solar panels could generate energy rain or shine.