Thursday, August 17, 2017

Research Headlines - Screening technology detects cancer in single DNA molecule

[Source: Research & Innovation] A novel approach to analysing DNA for signs of mutation and disease is leading to highly accurate tests for early-stage cancer, antibiotic resistance and genetic disorders, potentially revolutionising diagnostic medicine and saving lives.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 17, 2017: A male Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) on the island of Rinca in the Komodo National Park. The world's largest living species of lizard: to celebrate the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence on 17 August 1945 http://ift.tt/2icYNTI

Wikipedia article of the day for August 17, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 17, 2017 is Hurricane Andrew.
Hurricane Andrew (1992) was an Atlantic hurricane, the most destructive one ever in Florida. Named as a tropical storm on August 17, it hit the northwestern Bahamas six days later at Category 5 strength, leaving 1,700 people homeless, killing four, and disrupting the transport, communications, water, sanitation, agriculture, and fishing sectors. It struck Florida on August 24 with sustained wind speeds as high as 165 mph (270 km/h). In the city of Homestead in Miami-Dade County, it stripped many homes of all but their concrete foundations. Statewide, Andrew destroyed or damaged over 164,000 homes, killed 44 people, and left a record $25 billion in damage. A facility housing Burmese pythons was destroyed, releasing them into the Everglades, where they now number up to 300,000. The hurricane destroyed oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico before hitting Louisiana, where it downed 80% of the trees in the Atchafalaya River Basin, devastated agriculture, and caused 17 deaths. The storm spawned at least 28 tornadoes along the Gulf Coast, mostly in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. In total, Andrew caused $26.5 billion in damage and left 65 people dead.

Success Stories - 3D In The Air

[Source: Research & Innovation] European research project scientists are exploring how to capture, process and display accurate 3D reproductions of cultural sites located in challenging environments.

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F4E Director strengthens ties with Chinese ITER colleagues

[Source: F4E] F4E’s Director visited the Chinese ITER Domestic Agency and two fusion research institutes to learn about the status of ITER contributions.

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Research Headlines - The future of aviation is electric with possibilities

[Source: Research & Innovation] Promising all-electric systems being developed for next-generation aircraft look set to transform the skies over Europe, reducing fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and increasing competitiveness, according to EU-funded researchers.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 16, 2017: Charaxes psaphon, Plain Tawny Rajah, a rare butterfly found in South India, belongs to the Leafwings subfamily of Nymphalidae. http://ift.tt/2vZMtQU

Wikipedia article of the day for August 16, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 16, 2017 is Richard II of England.
Richard II (1367–1400) was King of England, the last of the main-line kings of the House of Plantagenet. He ruled from 1377 until he was deposed in 1399. A son of Edward, the Black Prince, he was born during the reign of his grandfather, Edward III. Richard was tall, good-looking and intelligent, but he may have suffered from a personality disorder, especially toward the end of his reign. Less warlike than his father or grandfather, he sought to bring an end to the Hundred Years' War started by Edward III. A firm believer in the royal prerogative, he restrained the power of the aristocracy and relied on a private retinue for military protection. He promoted an elevated image of himself, and art and culture were at the centre of his court, in contrast to the fraternal, martial court of his grandfather. Shakespeare's play Richard II portrays his misrule and deposition as responsible for the 15th-century Wars of the Roses, but modern historians disagree, attributing his downfall to practices that were unacceptable to the political establishment.

Monday, August 14, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 15, 2017: Detail of Lion column (see also: Emblem of India) in Kamala Nehru Park, Mumbai http://ift.tt/2uDslVc

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The Wikipedia article of the day for August 15, 2017 is Jennifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. After starring in the television series The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009) and making her film debut in Garden Party (2008), she had her breakthrough with Winter's Bone in 2010. She took over the role of Mystique in the X-Men film series in 2011, and starred as Katniss Everdeen in the top-grossing Hunger Games films (2012–2015). She became the second-youngest recipient of the Academy Award for Best Actress for playing a depressed widow in Silver Linings Playbook (2012). She won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing a troubled wife in American Hustle (2013), and received Golden Globe Awards for both of these films and for playing an inventor in the biopic Joy (2015). Lawrence's films have grossed in excess of $5.5 billion globally, and she has been the world's highest-paid actress since 2015. Her many awards and honors include appearances in Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2014 and 2016. She is a vocal advocate of feminism and gender equality.

Research Headlines - How EU engineers are creating stability in the renewable energy market

[Source: Research & Innovation] A group of EU-funded engineers from across the continent has created a system to help stabilise electricity grids across Europe and ensure a steady energy supply for decades to come.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for August 14, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 14, 2017 is Xx (album).
xx is the debut album by English indie pop band the xx, released by Young Turks, an imprint of XL Recordings, on 14 August 2009. Audio engineer Rodaidh McDonald and the xx strove for an intimate, unembellished sound. The band's Jamie Smith produced xx on his laptop, mixing in electronic beats. Strongly influenced by R&B acts, the album also drew comparisons to alternative rock, electronica, and post-punk sounds. The melancholic songs on xx featured minimalist arrangements. Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim sang most of these as low-key duets, and wrote emotional lyrics about love, intimacy, loss, and desire. The album received widespread acclaim from critics, many naming it one of the year's best records. It became a sleeper hit in Britain and the United States. Although none of its singles became hits, xx benefited from the licensing of its songs on television and the band's 2010 Mercury Prize win for the album. In 2013, xx was ranked number 237 on NME magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Picture of the day for August 14, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on August 14, 2017: Sculpture “Wasser-Plastik” (Heinz Mack, 1977) at the LBS Westdeutsche Landesbausparkasse in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany http://ift.tt/2wHJElo

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 13, 2017: High altar of St. Pölten Cathedral, Lower Austria. Altarpiece Assumption of Mary by Tobias Pock (1658). http://ift.tt/2uBr1hu

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The Wikipedia article of the day for August 13, 2017 is Bert T. Combs.
Bert T. Combs (August 13, 1911 – December 4, 1991) was an American jurist and politician from Kentucky. After being decorated for prosecuting Japanese war criminals before military tribunals during World War II, he returned to his law practice in Prestonsburg. In 1951 he was appointed by Governor Lawrence Wetherby to fill a vacancy on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and was elected to a full term later that year. He was elected the 50th Governor of Kentucky in 1959 on his second run for the office. Combs secured passage early in his term of a larger-than-needed three percent sales tax to pay a bonus to the state's military veterans, and used much of the surplus to improve the state's educational system and expand the state park and highway systems. He was appointed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1967, serving three years. In 1985 Combs' challenge to the state's education funding model led to a court ruling that declared Kentucky's entire public school system unconstitutional. In 1991 Combs was caught in a flash flood on the road, and died of hypothermia.

Friday, August 11, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 12, 2017: Quadriga of the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, Germany. The gate was commissioned by King Frederick William II of Prussia as a sign of peace and built between 1788 to 1791. It suffered considerable damage in World War II and during the post-war Partition of Germany, the gate was isolated and inaccessible immediately next to the Berlin Wall. The area around the gate was featured most prominently in the media coverage of the tearing down of the wall in 1989, and the subsequent German reunification in 1990. After the 1806 Prussian defeat at the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt, Napoleon was the first to use the Brandenburg Gate for a triumphal procession and took its Quadriga to Paris. After Napoleon's defeat in 1814 and the Prussian occupation of Paris the Quadriga was restored to Berlin and redesigned as a Prussian triumphal arch. The gate was restored from 2000 to 2002 to its current appearance. http://ift.tt/2vr9KKR

Wikipedia article of the day for August 12, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 12, 2017 is Falaise Pocket.
In the Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) in the Second World War, Allied forces encircled and destroyed most of the German Army Group B west of the Seine river in a pocket at Falaise in northwestern France. It was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy. The Americans had broken out from the Normandy beachhead, the Third U.S. Army under General George Patton was rapidly advancing, and British and Canadian forces were launching offensives south of Caumont and Caen. Adolf Hitler ordered Field Marshal Günther von Kluge, the commander of Army Group B, to conduct a counter-offensive at Mortain instead of withdrawing. Four depleted panzer divisions were not enough to stop the First U.S. Army, which converged with the British Second Army and the First Canadian Army on the Falaise–Chambois area, directed by the Allied ground forces commander, General Bernard Montgomery. German counter-attacks forced some gaps in the Allied lines, but by the evening of 21 August the pocket had been sealed, with around 50,000 Germans trapped inside. Many escaped, but losses in men and equipment were huge. A few days later, the Allies liberated Paris.

EU for facts - JRC Annual Conference - 28 September 2017, Brussels

[Source: Research & Innovation] Interactions between science and policy under the lens Clear recommendations for successful evidence-informed policy making are the aim for the 2017 Joint Research Centre (JRC) annual conference. It will offer an open encounter between leading experts from the fields of science, policy and communication. The programme features around 26 speakers divided between 2 sessions: 1) Why should we trust science? 2) Re-designing policymaking using behavioural and decision science. Each session is split between audio-visual content, panelists discussions and presentations. Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Chair of European Commission’s Scientific Advice Mechanism and former Head of CERN will be among them. The event also includes a video and poster competition covering research on evidence based policy making gathered through a crowd-sourcing call before the conference. This conference will also be an opportunity to visits the JRC@60 exhibition.

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European Commission & European Defence Agency Matchmaking event - 7 November 2017, Brussels

[Source: Research & Innovation] On 7 November a matchmaking event will be organised in Brussels by the European Defence Agency (EDA ) and the European Commission (EC) ("Key Enabling Technologies" Programme in the Research & Innovation DG). Information will be exchanged on projects developed in EDA and EC in the field of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Consortium representatives of EU funded FP7 and Horizon 2020 and of EDA projects will present their results to identify potential reciprocal benefits for civil and defence entities and to foster cross-fertilisation of outputs and ideas. The objective of the event is to explore how research and innovation results from Horizon 2020 and EDA could be mutually beneficial, enhancing defence and security capabilities.

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Research Headlines - Making society more active through government policy

[Source: Research & Innovation] Modern lifestyles can make it challenging to exercise daily. While doing more takes individual resolve, governments can lend a helping hand by building environments and by providing access to facilities that can help make physical activity part of the daily routine. The EU-funded REPOPA project took research about physical activity to real-life policymaking to make a more active society a reality.

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Success Stories - Trash To Treasure: How Can We Extract Valuable Resources From Production Waste?

[Source: Research & Innovation] Greek scientists have developed a technology that allows them to obtain rare earth elements (REEs) from waste ore in an economical and environmentally friendly way.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 11, 2017: Dortmund-Ems Canal (view from a bridge) in the hamlet Berenbrock, Lüdinghausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany http://ift.tt/2uulKwd

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The Wikipedia article of the day for August 11, 2017 is Elfin woods warbler.
The elfin woods warbler (Setophaga angelae) is an uncommon bird species endemic to Puerto Rico. Discovered in 1968, it is the most recently described species of the New World warblers. The name angelae is a tribute to Angela Kepler, one of its discoverers. Characteristic of Antillean warblers (S. adelaidae, S. delicata, S. plumbea and S. pharetra), the species features a long bill and short, round wings (averaging 53.8 mm or 2.12 in). An insectivore, it feeds by gleaning small insects off leaves. El Yunque National Forest, where it was first captured, was initially believed to be its only habitat, but its largest population has been found in the Maricao State Forest. Due to its small numbers and restricted habitats, conservation efforts were begun in 1982 to protect this species. It is not in immediate danger as it lives mainly in protected forest, but potential threats include habitat reduction, natural disasters, and introduced species such as rats and small Asian mongooses.

Research Headlines - Connecting the dots for European materials researchers

[Source: Research & Innovation] The EU-funded ESTEEM2 project is connecting European researchers in Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) for materials science with state-of-the-art TEM instrumentation, methodology and tools. The result: new insight into the complex materials in everything from optics and electronics to lightweight parts in aircraft.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 10, 2017: View of the rich ceiling of the Vank Cathedral in Isfahan, possibly the most impressive christian temple in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The construction of the Armenian Apostolic church, formaly known as Holy Savior Cathedral, began in 1606 and was finished between 1655 and 1664. The temple was dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Armenian deportees that were resettled by Shah Abbas I during the Ottoman War of 1603-1618. http://ift.tt/2vnG1Rf

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The Wikipedia article of the day for August 10, 2017 is Lynx (constellation).
Lynx is a constellation in the northern sky that was introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius. Named after the animal, it is a faint constellation whose brightest stars form a zigzag line. The orange giant Alpha Lyncis is the brightest star in the constellation, while the semiregular variable star Y Lyncis is a popular target for amateur astronomers. Six star systems have been found to contain planets. Those of 6 Lyncis and HD 75898 were discovered by the Doppler method; those of XO-2, XO-4, XO-5 and WASP-13 were observed as they passed in front of the host star. Within the constellation's borders lie NGC 2419, an unusually remote globular cluster; the galaxy NGC 2770, which has hosted three recent Type Ib supernovae; the distant quasar APM 08279+5255, whose light is magnified and split into multiple images by the gravitational lensing effect of a foreground galaxy; and the Lynx Supercluster, which was the most distant supercluster known at the time of its discovery in 1999.

Research Headlines - Studying 'cosmic lighthouses' to understand the universe

[Source: Research & Innovation] EU-funded researchers are peering into the depths of the cosmos, studying distant stars to gain a better understanding of how our universe works, what the future of Earth and our solar system might be, and even whether there could be life elsewhere out there.

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Research Headlines - Detecting diabetic kidney disease before it really sets in

[Source: Research & Innovation] The damage done by chronic kidney disease is irreversible: once the illness has taken hold, the organ can't be healed. Patients' prospects and quality of life would be much improved if the condition could be spotted sooner. An EU-funded project has developed a biomarker test to pick up very early signs of diabetic kidney disease, and identified possible improvements in the approach to therapy.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 9, 2017: Sunflower head. Ukraine. http://ift.tt/2uEpPcc

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The Wikipedia article of the day for August 9, 2017 is Leningrad première of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7.
The Leningrad première of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7 took place on 9 August 1942 during the Second World War, while the city (now Saint Petersburg) was under siege by Nazi German forces. Dmitri Shostakovich (pictured) had intended for the piece to be premièred by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, but they had been evacuated because of the siege, along with the composer, and the world première was instead held in Kuybyshev. The Leningrad première was performed by the surviving musicians of the Leningrad Radio Orchestra, supplemented with military performers. Most of the musicians were starving, and three died during rehearsals. Supported by a Soviet military offensive intended to silence German forces, the performance was a success, prompting an hour-long ovation. The symphony was broadcast to the German lines by loudspeaker as a form of psychological warfare. The Leningrad première was considered by music critics to be one of the most important artistic performances of the war because of its psychological and political effects. Reunion concerts featuring surviving musicians were convened in 1964 and 1992 to commemorate the event.

F4E moves ahead with ITER's Divertor Inner Vertical Target pre-qualification programme

[Source: F4E] The first stage of the pre-qualification of additional suppliers for ITER’s Divertor Inner Vertical Target manufacture has been completed.

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EU funded "Progress" Project - final conference - 27 September 2017

[Source: Research & Innovation] The Final Conference of PROGRESS will be organised in conjunction with the European Biotechnology Week, on Wednesday September 27th, 2017 from 9:30 am to 04:30 pm at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels. The one-day conference will bring together experts and policy makers to discuss the current status and future of Industrial Biotechnology in Europe. Besides introducing the outcomes of the project, the objective is to allow further networking and enhance the broader awareness of the EU community at large on opportunities and gaps of Industrial Biotechnology. Registration is free of charge. The programme and registration link can be found on the Conference website.

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Research Headlines - Embracing the children born of war

[Source: Research & Innovation] The war ends, the foreign soldiers depart, and some may well be leaving babies behind... Whether the father was friend or foe, the local women to whom these children are born often raise them in difficult circumstances. An EU-funded research project is shedding new light on an age-old phenomenon, with the aim of providing information that could feed into policies to help them.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 8, 2017: Larva of a Marumba species of moth in the family Sphingidae. http://ift.tt/2wCdqqF

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The Wikipedia article of the day for August 8, 2017 is Quehanna Wild Area.
Quehanna Wild Area is a wildlife area in Cameron, Clearfield, and Elk counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. At 48,186 acres (75 sq mi; 195 km2), it is the largest state forest wild area in Pennsylvania, and hosts herds of native elk. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, the logging industry cut the virgin forests. In 1955 the Curtiss-Wright Corporation bought 80 square miles (210 km2) of state forest for a facility developing nuclear-powered jet engines. A succession of tenants further contaminated the nuclear reactor facility and its hot cells with radioactive isotopes, including strontium-90 and cobalt-60. Pennsylvania reacquired the land in 1963 and 1967, and in 1965 established Quehanna as a wild area, but retained the nuclear facility and industrial complex. The facilities were used to treat hardwood flooring with radiation until 2002. The cleanup of the reactor and hot cells took over eight years and cost $30 million. Quehanna Wild Area has many sites with radioactive and toxic waste; some have been cleaned up, but others have been dug up by black bears and white-tailed deer.

Research Headlines - Insights tying bone cells to rheumatoid arthritis

[Source: Research & Innovation] An EU-funded project has generated new insights into the causes and development of rheumatoid arthritis, directing efforts towards earlier detection, prevention and the idea of inducing tolerance to this chronic and debilitating disease. Follow-up reearch includes new studies to further explore this 'tolerance' challenge and progress on a new antibody detecting device.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 7, 2017: Alpine pasture Tauscherböden in the Tauern Valley near Mallnitz, High Tauern National Park, Carinthia http://ift.tt/2vF0RP8

Wikipedia article of the day for August 7, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 7, 2017 is Disneyland Railroad.
The Disneyland Railroad is a 3-foot (914 mm) narrow-gauge heritage railroad and attraction in the Disneyland theme park of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in the United States. Its route is 1.2 miles (1.9 km) long, has four train stations, and encircles almost everything in the park. The rail line, which was built by WED Enterprises, is operated with two steam locomotives built by WED and three historic steam locomotives originally built by Baldwin Locomotive Works. The attraction originated as a concept created by Walt Disney, who drew inspiration from the ridable miniature Carolwood Pacific Railroad built in his backyard. Since 1955 when the Disneyland Railroad first opened to the public at the park's grand opening, it has been consistently billed as one of the top attractions, and for many years visitors had to buy a top-tier ticket to ride the train. It is one of the world's most popular steam-powered railroads, with an estimated 6.6 million passengers served each year.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 6, 2017: Sunset in the nature reserve “Westruper Heide” at the flowering of the heath, Haltern am See, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany http://ift.tt/2ueAAXy

Wikipedia article of the day for August 6, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 6, 2017 is The Chase (U.S. game show).
The Chase is an American television quiz show based on the British program of the same name. It premiered on August 6, 2013, on the Game Show Network, hosted by Brooke Burns and featuring Mark Labbett as a quiz show genius called the "chaser". The American version of the show follows the same general format as the original UK version, but with teams of three contestants instead of four. Each player who stays ahead of the chaser on the gameboard retains the winnings for that round. Successful contestants advance to the Final Chase, in which they answer questions as a team playing for an equal share of the prize fund accumulated during the episode. The Chase earned positive reviews, as did Burns and Labbett individually, and the pacing of the game was mentioned favorably. At the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, the series was nominated for Outstanding Game Show, and Burns was nominated two years later for Outstanding Game Show Host.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for August 5, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 5, 2017 is Name-letter effect.
The name-letter effect is the tendency of people to prefer the letters in their name over other letters in the alphabet. Discovered in 1985 by the Belgian psychologist Jozef Nuttin, the effect has been replicated in dozens of studies. Whether subjects are asked to rank all letters of the alphabet, rate letters individually, choose one of two letters, or pick a small set of letters, on average people prefer the letters in their own name, but few are aware that they are choosing letters from their name. The effect has been attributed to the fact that most people associate their names with themselves, and like themselves. People who do not like themselves tend not to exhibit the name-letter effect. In psychological assessments, the Name Letter Preference Task is widely used to estimate implicit self-esteem. There is some evidence that people have been influenced by the name-letter effect even when making important decisions, although many studies have been controversial.

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 5, 2017: Female Red-billed streamertail (Trochilus polytmus). Like Usain Bolt, this hummingbird is a Jamaican endemic http://ift.tt/2vyy8u7

Success Stories - Robots To The Rescue In Post-Disaster Recovery

[Source: Research & Innovation] After industrial accidents or natural disasters, the collection of information is crucial and robots can be precious allies to assist with this.

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Research Headlines - Forecasting the impact of extreme weather on food security

[Source: Research & Innovation] Farming can be hit hard by extreme weather events such as drought, heatwaves and severe frosts. An EU-funded project has developed new modelling tools to better forecast the impact of extreme weather on agricultural production in Europe and beyond - important for protecting the global food supply.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for August 4, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 4, 2017 is Rare Replay.
Rare Replay is a compilation of 30 video games by developer Rare and its predecessor, Ultimate Play the Game, released on August 4, 2015. The emulated games span 30 years and multiple genres and consoles, from the ZX Spectrum to the Xbox 360. The compilation adds cheats to make the older games easier and a challenge mode of specific sequences culled from the games. Player progress is rewarded with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews about Rare's major and unreleased games. Rare incorporated six hardware emulators in the package, and used an unannounced Xbox 360 emulation from its parent company, Microsoft. Rare Replay was released worldwide as an Xbox One exclusive to generally favorable reviews. Critics appreciated its archival game content and developer interviews, but faulted technical issues in the Xbox 360 emulation and game installation. Among its games, reviewers preferred Rare's Nintendo 64 classics, especially Blast Corps, but disliked Perfect Dark Zero, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, and the Spectrum titles. Rare Replay became Rare's first United Kingdom all-format charts bestseller since Banjo-Kazooie in 1998.

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 4, 2017: Bench in the Gasthuisstraat in Bredevoort, Gelderland, Netherlands http://ift.tt/2wqhfiD

Let’s build the big lid of the Tokamak bioshield

[Source: F4E] Why is a cover being installed in the building that will house the ITER device?

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Research Headlines - Giving MS sufferers a better quality of life

[Source: Research & Innovation] Although significant progress has been made in recent years in developing medication that slows the progression of multiple sclerosis, there has been little effort to treat the daily symptoms of the disease. The EU-funded MS Fatigue_Therapy project is doing just this, measuring fatigue and investigating potential treatments.

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Success Stories - The Geological Clock Of Volcanoes

[Source: Research & Innovation] The volcano is one of the most powerful representations of nature, it can change territories and subsequently the history of human kind. Knowing its behaviour during an eruption is essential in order to understand its evolution.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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The Wikipedia article of the day for August 3, 2017 is William Cooley.
William Cooley (1783–1863) was one of the first American settlers in what is now Broward County, in the US state of Florida. Born in Maryland, he arrived in East Florida as part of a military expedition. He was a farmer in the northern part of the territory before moving south, where he traded with local Indians and continued to farm. He sided with natives in a land dispute against a merchant who had received a large grant from the King of Spain and was evicting them from their lands. Unhappy with the actions of the Spanish, he moved to the New River in 1826, an area removed from their influence. He was a salvager and farmer, cultivating and milling arrowroot. His fortune and influence grew, and he became the first judge in the settlement. His decision in a case involving the murder of a local chief antagonized the natives, who attacked the settlement in revenge in January 1836 during the Second Seminole War, killing his family. Cooley was one of the first city councilors of Tampa, serving three terms.

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 3, 2017: Female silver-spotted skipper butterfly ( Hesperia comma). To celebrate 40 years since the publication of A Nature Conservation Review which identified the most important places for nature conservation in Great Britain. It included the Grade I Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve, an important Site of Special Scientific Interest for the silver-spotted skipper. http://ift.tt/2v109s7

HYDROGEN FOR CLEAN TRANSPORT - Fuel cell and Hydrogen initiatives paving the way in Europe - 22 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] The "Hydrogen for Clean Transport" Conference, taking place on 22 September in Brussels (Charlemagne building) will offer a unique occasion to learn about the main achievements of hydrogen technology in transport sector in Europe but also to understand what are the remaining barriers facing the technology deployment. The event is a partnership between the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking and the flagship hydrogen projects: HyFIVE and H2ME, funded under the European Union FP7 and H2020 programmes.

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Research Headlines - Cracking the shell secret to help shellfish farmers

[Source: Research & Innovation] Shellfish are a significant source of food, yet we know very little about how they make their shells and how environmental factors affect them. The EU-funded CACHE project is finding out how shellfish produce their shells, how this production varies according to their environment, and what this means for the future of shellfish farming.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on August 2, 2017: Alley of the Bazaar in Arg-e Bam, or, Bam Citadel, the largest adobe building in the world and an UNESCO world heritage site, located in Bam, Kerman Province, southeastern Iran. The origin of this enormous citadel on the Silk Road can be traced back to the Achaemenid Empire (6th-4th centuries BC) and even beyond. The citadel was destroyed by the devastating 2003 Bam earthquake that cost over 26,000 lives and is being reconstructed since then. http://ift.tt/2f6S411

Wikipedia article of the day for August 2, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for August 2, 2017 is Teleost.
A carp, an example of a teleost The teleosts (from Greek for "complete bone") are an infraclass of ray-finned fishes that arose in the Triassic period. Making up 96 percent of all known fish species, this diverse group includes about 40 orders and 448 families. They inhabit oceans at all depths, estuaries, rivers, lakes and swamps. They range in size from the giant oarfish, measuring 25 feet (7.6 m) or more, and the ocean sunfish, weighing over 2.2 short tons (2 tonnes), to the male anglerfish Photocorynus spiniceps, just 0.24 inches (6.2 mm) long. Teleosts can be torpedo-shaped, flattened (vertically or horizontally) or cylindrical, and some, like the anglerfish and seahorse, have unique shapes. They can protrude their jaws, enabling them to grab prey and draw it into their mouth. Depicted in art over the centuries, teleosts are economically important to humans. They are harvested for food, captured for sport, kept in aquariums, and used in research, especially in the fields of genetics and developmental biology.

Research Headlines - Community engagement drives Ebola vaccine trial in Sierra Leone

[Source: Research & Innovation] To ensure the right person takes an Ebola trial vaccine at the right time in Sierra Leone, an EU-industry funded project is employing a combination of low-tech and high-tech community engagement strategies. Today, 450 adults and 96 adolescents are successfully enrolled in a two-stage vaccine trial.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Open Science Policy Symposium || Associated Event, 2017 Estonian Presidency - 28 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] The policy symposium is organised by the Mission of Switzerland to the EU, SwissCore and Frontiers, in cooperation with the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Speakers and panellists will discuss the contribution of digital Open Science to driving innovative solutions towards a sustainable society, as well as the economic growth, and the need for European and global policies that accelerate a full transition to Open Science. Confirmed speakers already include: Mr Kurt Vandenberghe: Director, Policy Development and Coordination, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission - Dr Kamila Markram, CEO, Frontiers, Open Science Platform - Professor Michel Goldman, I3h Université Libre de Bruxelles and former Executive Director of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)- Professor Urmas Kõljalg, Open Science Expert Group, Estonian Research Council. The symposium will be followed by a networking reception

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Water Reuse Europe Conference and Exhibition on Innovations in Water Reuse - 9-10 October 2017, Bruges, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] WRE’s First Conference and Exhibition will take place in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Bruges. Designated as a World Heritage Site by Unesco for its medieval heritage, the “Little Venice of the North” will be the perfect location to bring together companies and organisations active in the water reuse sector for a two day event packed with presentations from prestigious speakers, discussions, and technical visits including to the world renowned Torreele Water Reclamation Scheme for indirect potable reuse. The conference will bring together reuse scheme developers, industry leaders, solution providers, technology suppliers, policy makers, researchers, end-users, and consultants to share experiences and perspectives on the current status of water reuse in Europe. You can expect an informative experience and some lively debate as we discuss the importance and future of the European water reuse sector as a major component of the circular economy and review how recent innovations in technology and management are delivering successful reuse schemes across the continent.

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Research Headlines - Using science to select prize pigs

[Source: Research & Innovation] The EU-funded MARKTHEPIG project is using pioneering genetic research techniques to uncover why particular physical traits occur in certain pigs. The project is expected to advance precision livestock breeding techniques and could lead to a more profitable yet sustainable EU pig-breeding sector.

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Opening up to an ERA of Social Innovation Conference - 27-28 November 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

[Source: Research & Innovation] The conference will help script a new narrative for social innovation and inform the design of the future framework programme (FP) for research and innovation of the European Union (EU) for the period 2020–2027. The FP is open to the world and serves the advancement of science and the promotion of innovation internationally. The next FP should lend its support to reconciling economic and social performances by embedding social innovation in each element of its construct. Consequently, the conference will focus on sharing experience, learning about new trends, and networking to increase the effectiveness of social innovation as a global public policy instrument. The conference is jointly organised by the European Commission, the Portuguese Government and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. It will be hosted by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Maria Manuel Leitão Marques, Minister of the Presidency and of Administrative Modernisation of Portugal, and Isabel Mota, President of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for July 31, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 31, 2017 is Gubby Allen.
Gubby Allen (1902–1989) was a cricketer who captained England in eleven Test matches. Born in Sydney, Australia, on 31 July 1902, his family moved to London when he was six. In first-class matches, he played for Middlesex and Cambridge University. A fast bowler and hard-hitting lower-order batsman for England, Allen was appointed captain in 1936 and led the team during the unsuccessful 1936–37 tour of Australia. He captained England in a Test series in the West Indies in 1947–48. He later became an influential cricket administrator who held key positions in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which effectively ruled English cricket at the time. He was instrumental in the creation of an MCC coaching manual, and worked hard to eliminate illegal bowling actions. As chairman of selectors from 1955 to 1961, he presided over a period of great success for English cricket, during which he worked closely with the Test captain Peter May. In 1963, he became MCC's president, and was made the club's treasurer the following year. In this role, he was deeply involved in the D'Oliveira affair, a controversy over the potential selection of Basil D'Oliveira to tour South Africa. He was knighted in 1986.

Picture of the day for July 31, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on July 31, 2017: Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran. The UNESCO World Heritage Site belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg ("citadel") and is one of the oldest of the historic monuments in the city. http://ift.tt/2vcSuZL

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for July 30, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 30, 2017 is Giganotosaurus.
Giganotosaurus ("giant southern lizard") is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now Argentina, around 99.6 to 97 million years ago. It was one of the largest known terrestrial carnivores, but the exact size has been hard to determine from the incomplete remains found so far. The holotype specimen, discovered in Patagonia in 1993, is almost 70% complete, and indicates a length of 12 to 13 m (39 to 43 ft), a skull 1.53 to 1.80 m (5.0 to 5.9 ft) in length, and a weight of 4.2 to 13.8 t (4.6 to 15.2 short tons). A length of 13.2 m (43 ft) has been extrapolated from another individual's dentary bone. Some researchers believe the animal to be larger than Tyrannosaurus, generally considered the largest theropod. The skull was low, with a ridge-like crest in front of the eye. The teeth were serrated, and the front of the lower jaw was flattened. Giganotosaurus is thought to have had a homeothermic metabolism, between that of a mammal and a reptile, which would have enabled rapid growth but not fast movement. It was probably the apex predator of its ecosystem, feeding on juvenile sauropod dinosaurs.

Picture of the day for July 30, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on July 30, 2017: Composite image of the central region of our Milky Way galaxy. http://ift.tt/2u8uWRy

Friday, July 28, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for July 29, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 29, 2017 is Isidor Isaac Rabi.
Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898–1988) was an American physicist and Nobel laureate. Born on 29 July 1898 into a traditional Jewish family in what was then part of Austria-Hungary, Rabi came to the United States as a baby and was raised in New York's Lower East Side. In collaboration with Gregory Breit, he developed the Breit-Rabi equation, and predicted that the Stern–Gerlach experiment could be modified to confirm the properties of the atomic nucleus. During World War II he worked on radar at the MIT Radiation Laboratory, and on the Manhattan Project. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1944 for his discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance, used in spectroscopy and imaging. He was also one of the first scientists in the US to work on the cavity magnetron, a key component in microwave radar and microwave ovens. After the war, he served on the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, and was its chairman from 1952 to 1956. He was Science Advisor to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and was involved in the creation of the Brookhaven National Laboratory (1947) and CERN (1954).

Picture of the day for July 29, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on July 29, 2017: The Skaftafellsheiði plateau, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland, provides a picturesque view of Skaftafellsjökull, a glacier terminus of the Vatnajökull, the adjacent glacier lake below, and River Skeiðará originating from it. http://ift.tt/2tL83nU

Managing socio-cultural factors during emergencies in public transport systems - 21-22 September 2017, Rome, Italy

[Source: Research & Innovation] The IMPACT project will held its Final Dissemination Event "Managing socio-cultural factors during emergencies in public transport systems" in Rome (Italy), 21-22 September 2017. IMPACT is a CSA of the European Commission investigating the key role played by cultural factors in managing safety and security issues related to emergencies in public transport systems. The final event will bring together experts, researchers, practitioners and relevant stakeholders in the different transport domains, including service providers, first responders, law enforcement and national and international regulators. Keynote speakers, like Gert Jan Hofstede and Marcel Altenburg, will provide the impetus for a discussion on current research trends in socio-cultural aspects relevant for ensuring safety and security in modern transport hubs. The event will also host a panel session dedicated to introducing the LETS-CROWD H2020 project, recently started.

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R2B Meeting on Vibrational Spectroscopy and NMR techniques for industrial applications - 20 October 2017, Trieste, Italy

[Source: Research & Innovation] CERIC-ERIC (www.ceric-eric.eu) is bringing together researchers from its partners facilities and industry representatives, for a one day Research to Business (R2B) meeting at the CERIC headquarters in Trieste on October 20th, with the objective of encouraging and strengthening future collaborations and projects. During the event, organized in the framework of the ACCELERATE project, researchers will present some of the possible applications of synchrotron light techniques and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), for sectors such as textile, food, biomedical and polymers, allowing to perform quantitative and qualitative characterisation of organic and inorganic materials.

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Research Headlines - Infrared camera is a world-beater

[Source: Research & Innovation] A French SME has created the world's fastest and most sensitive infrared scientific camera with support from EU funding. Initially developed for astronomy, the technology is expected to find numerous applications in research and industry.

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for July 28, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 28, 2017 is Yugoslav monitor Sava.
The ship that became the Yugoslav monitor Sava began as SMS Bodrog, a river monitor built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy. She and two other monitors fired the first shots of World War I on the night of 28 July 1914, when they shelled Serbian defences near Belgrade. She fought the Serbian and Romanian armies during the war, and was captured in its closing stages. She was transferred to the newly created Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later Yugoslavia), and renamed Sava. During the Axis invasion of Yugoslavia in April 1941, she fought off several air attacks, but was scuttled on 11 April. Sava was later raised by the Independent State of Croatia, an Axis puppet state, and continued to serve under that name until 1944 when she was again scuttled. Following World War II, Sava was raised again, and was refurbished to serve in the Yugoslav Navy from 1952 to 1962. After that she became a commercial gravel barge. In 2005, the government of Serbia granted her limited heritage protection after citizens demanded that she be preserved as a floating museum.

Picture of the day for July 28, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on July 28, 2017: Speedway riders Joni Keskinen (Team Jokerit, Kauhajoki), Marko Suojanen (Team Paholaiset, Pori) and Jiri Nieminen (Team Jokerit) riding in a Speedway Extraliiga competition at the Yyteri speedway, Finland. http://ift.tt/2eSiun3

Stakeholder Consultation on Food from the Oceans - 13 November 2017, Brussels

[Source: Research & Innovation] The holding of this Stakeholder Consultation on Food from the Oceans on 13 November 2017 in Brussels follows the request to SAM to investigate this topic from the Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, via the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas. It was taken on board by the Scientific Advice Mechanism of the European Commission (SAM) High Level Group (HLG). The scientific evidence project is supported by the Science Advice for Policy European Academies (SAPEA) Consortium financed through the Horizon 2020 grant 737432. A scoping paper was prepared by DG MARE (lead), DG ENV and DG RTD in September 2016. A final version was approved on 2nd December 2016. The scientific advice in the form of an Opinion Report is planned for delivery by the end of November 2017. After having already consulted scientific experts on 14 September 2017, the HLG will present draft findings and observations to stakeholders and gather reactions, while encouraging a fruitful and informative exchange of views.

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Expert Workshop on Food from the Ocean - 14 September 2017, Brussels

[Source: Research & Innovation] This Expert Workshop on Food from the Ocean will take place in Brussels, Belgium, on Thursday 14 September 2017. It is organised by the High Level Group (HLG) of Scientific Advisors of the European Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) and Science Advice for Policy by European Academies EC Consortium (SAPEA). The purpose of the workshop is to permit critique by the wider expert community of the evidence review and synthesis produced by SAPEA so that work can begin on the SAM HLG Scientific Opinion. In other words, the workshop should help bridge from the evidence review stage to the drafting and elaboration of the Scientific Opinion which will inform relevant policy development work in the European Commission. It should help to identify the scientific evidence which is more likely to have practical implications on timescales which are relevant for EU policy development. There will be sessions organised into three groups: I. Natural Sciences II. Economics and Social III. Political Sciences All presentations, workshop documents and the list of participants will be made public.

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Research Headlines - Weighing the evidence: insights from European childhood obesity study

[Source: Research & Innovation] Child obesity is not a challenge families can tackle on their own, say EU-funded researchers. Following a five-year study involving thousands of children, they conclude that governments must do more to help.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Picture of the day for July 27, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on July 27, 2017: Nasser Al-Attiyah driving his Ford Fiesta S2000 at Rannakylä shakedown in Muurame of the Neste Oil Rally Finland 2010. http://ift.tt/2uyWfrG

Wikipedia article of the day for July 27, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 27, 2017 is Roosevelt dime.
The Roosevelt dime is the current ten-cent piece of the United States, displaying President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the obverse. Authorized soon after his death in 1945, it has been produced by the Mint continuously since 1946 in large numbers. Roosevelt had been stricken with polio, and was one of the moving forces of the March of Dimes. The ten-cent coin could legally be changed by the Mint without the need for congressional action, and officials moved quickly to replace the Mercury dime. Chief Engraver John R. Sinnock prepared models, but faced repeated criticism from the Commission of Fine Arts. He modified his design in response, and the coin went into circulation in January 1946. The Mint transitioned from striking the coin in silver to base metal in 1965, and the design remains essentially unaltered from when Sinnock created it. Without rare dates or silver content, the dime is less widely sought by coin collectors than other modern American coins.

Validating the best welding techniques to deliver ITER Test Blanket Modules

[Source: F4E] How is Europe progressing towards the manufacturing of these components?

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Research Headlines - Brain mapping techniques aim to improve epilepsy diagnoses

[Source: Research & Innovation] Novel computing tools and advanced algorithms developed by EU-funded researchers are leading to next-generation electroencephalography technologies to help doctors map brain activity and diagnose disorders faster and more accurately.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Picture of the day for July 26, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on July 26, 2017: Rebar mesh of steel wires are used to reinforce concrete when constructing buildings and structures. http://ift.tt/2uX2TZs

Wikipedia article of the day for July 26, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 26, 2017 is Calvatia sculpta.
Calvatia sculpta, commonly known as the sculpted puffball, is a species of puffball fungus in the family Agaricaceae. Up to 8 to 15 cm (3.1 to 5.9 in) tall by 8 to 10 cm (3.1 to 3.9 in) wide, the pear- or egg-shaped puffball is readily recognizable from the large pyramidal or polygonal warts covering its surface. It is edible when young, before the spores inside the fruit body disintegrate into a brownish powder. Originally described from the Sierra Nevada, C. sculpta is found in mountainous areas in western North America, and was found in a Brazilian dune in 2008. It may be easily confused with Calbovista subsculpta, a similar puffball that—in addition to differences observable only with microscopy—is larger, and has slightly raised warts with a felt-like texture. Other similar species include Calvatia arctica and immature specimens of Amanita magniverrucata. The species was first described in 1885 by American mycologist Harvey Willson Harkness, who called it "a curious and strikingly beautiful species".

Success Stories - Dyed without waste

[Source: Research & Innovation] A factory in Belgium specialises in dyeing fabrics. Every year around 12,000 kilometres of textile materials are dyed. And for that, millions of litres of water are needed. After use, the water is full of colorants, chemicals and salts.

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Research Headlines - Singing the praises of science careers for young Europeans

[Source: Research & Innovation] The EU-funded PERFORM project is exploring innovative ways to overcome a lack of interest in science careers among young Europeans. Solutions include using performing arts in secondary schools around Europe to encourage engagement with science.

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Hydrogen for clean transport - 22 September 2017, Brussels, Belgium

[Source: Research & Innovation] This event brings together the most innovative European hydrogen initiatives in the transport sector. On Friday 22 September 2017 sector experts will share the latest learnings from the FCH JU funded HyFIVE and H2ME 1 & 2 projects and demonstrate hydrogen technology as the solution to advancing the EU’s air quality and green agenda. The morning part of the event will be dedicated to the HyFIVE final conference including conclusions from the project and discussions on the benefits of zero-emission hydrogen technology in project regions. This will give participants the chance to find out how hydrogen technology is closely linked to the EU’s air quality and green agenda and will highlight next steps beyond the project. In the afternoon, a roundtable hosted by the H2ME project will take place, hosting a discussion about how hydrogen and fuel cell technology (HFC) can support the EU’s decarbonisation goals and how to address the remaining barriers to uptake of HFC technologies in the transport sector.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

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Wikipedia picture of the day on July 25, 2017: Vault ceiling of the entrance to the Ganjali Bathhouse, built in 1631 and part of a building complex, located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The frescos are painted with ornaments of the Safavid era. http://ift.tt/2tx11mN

Wikipedia article of the day for July 25, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 25, 2017 is Kill 'Em All.
Kill 'Em All is the debut studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 25, 1983, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. It is a groundbreaking album for thrash metal, which fuses riffs of the new wave of British heavy metal with hardcore punk tempos. Its musical approach and lyrics, markedly different from rock's mainstream of the early Eighties, inspired other thrash metal bands. The album did not enter the Billboard 200 until 1986, when it peaked at number 155, following Metallica's commercial success with its third studio album Master of Puppets; the 1988 Elektra reissue peaked at number 120. Kill 'Em All was critically praised at the time of its release and was ranked at number 35 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time list. It was certified 3× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999 for shipping three million copies in the United States. The album generated two singles: "Whiplash" and "Jump in the Fire". Metallica promoted the album on the Kill 'Em All for One tour with Raven in the United States.

Success Stories - Room to manoeuvre - solving the airspace capacity crunch

[Source: Research & Innovation] Stories of new applications for unmanned aircraft are now regular features in newspapers - from aerial photography to parcel delivery and personalised air transport. What seemed like a surreal future-scape just 10 years ago is fast becoming reality. The challenge is how to keep all these aircraft away from each other in the sky. EU-funded researchers have used simulations and visual modelling to find a solution.

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Research Headlines - Promoting pioneering food-processing technology

[Source: Research & Innovation] By overcoming the bottlenecks and barriers hindering market uptake of innovative food-processing technologies, the EU-funded i3-Food project aims to reduce food waste and improve the quality and shelf life of products.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for July 24, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 24, 2017 is Monte Ne.
Monte Ne is a former health resort and planned community in the U.S. state of Arkansas, open from 1901 to the mid-1930s. It was owned and operated by William Hope Harvey, a financial theorist and writer, in the Ozark hills of the White River valley east of Rogers on the edge of Beaver Lake. Two of its hotels, Missouri Row and Oklahoma Row, were the largest log buildings in the world at the time, and Oklahoma Row's tower is one of the earliest examples of a multi-story concrete structure. The resort was not a financial success, due in part to Harvey's management style, and shortly after his death the property was sold off. The remainder of the resort and town was almost completely submerged after Beaver Lake was created in 1964. The severely vandalized Oklahoma Row tower is the only remaining structure that can be seen at normal lake levels. The area on the edge of Beaver Lake still referred to as Monte Ne, owned and managed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, serves mainly as a boat ramp.

Picture of the day for July 24, 2017


Wikipedia picture of the day on July 24, 2017: Oxyopes javanus is a spider in the family Oxyopidae, commonly known as Lynx spiders. http://ift.tt/2unYTk3

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Wikipedia article of the day for July 23, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for July 23, 2017 is 1983 Atlantic hurricane season.
The 1983 Atlantic hurricane season was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms. Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia (satellite image pictured) on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean. Tropical Storm Dean, the final storm of the season, attained peak winds of 65 mph (105 km/h), and made landfall on the Delmarva Peninsula on September 29.

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Wikipedia picture of the day on July 23, 2017: Summer Evening at Skagen beach (1899) by the Danish painter P.S. Krøyer, is a double portrait of the artist and his wife Marie. In the 1890s, P.S. Krøyer painted a number of evocative scenes of people walking along the shore. The painting was probably commissioned by Heinrich Hirschsprung and included in what later would come to be known as the Hirschsprung Collection. http://ift.tt/2vwKMYl