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Meet Poppy, the open-source, 3D-printed robot set to inspire innovation in classrooms

Meet Poppy, the first completely open-source, 3D printed, humanoid robot (@poppy_project). Poppy is a robot that anybody can build and program. That means it's not just a tool for scientists and engineers: the team of developers aims to make it part of vocational training in schools, giving students the opportunity to experiment.

The Investment of EU Funds in Lithuania: What to Expect During the 2014-2020 Period?

According to the 2014-2020 EU financial framework for the 2014-2020 programming period, Lithuania will be provided funding of 44 billion LTL; of them a sum of about 23 billion LTL is composed of the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, and the Cohesion Fund: the EU’s cohesion policy investments. The most important document that sets out what socio-economic changes will be aimed at investing these EU funds in Lithuania is the 2014-2020 EU Structural Funds Action Programme.

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National Student Fee and Support Systems in European Higher Education

The levels of student tuition or administrative fees, grants and loans highlight stark differences across Europe, according to a report published on 22 October by the European Commission's Eurydice network. The report, which covers 33 European countries, reveals that fee systems have remained relatively stable across the continent, despite some notable exceptions. Germany is the only country to recently abolish tuition fees, despite introducing them only in 2007.

Progress Microfinance loans worth €182 million given to over 20,000 entrepreneurs for start-ups and expansion

More than 20,000 entrepreneurs have already benefited from loans and guarantees worth a total of €182 million under the European Progress Microfinance Facility, according to the latest European Commission report about the implementation of this financial instrument.

In particular, the report finds that Progress Microfinance has significantly contributed to job creation, by enabling credit for unemployed or inactive people struggling to borrow money from financial institutions.

Improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions

Recommendations:

    The European Commission should support Member States in developing and implementing comprehensive national frameworks for diversifying provision and integrating new modes of learning and teaching across the higher education system. It should promote mutual learning on key aspects including skills development, infrastructures, legal frameworks, quality assurance, and funding, in particular by exploiting the potential of the Erasmus+ programme.

12 cities apply for European Green Capital Award 2017

The deadline for submitting entries to the European Green Capital 2017 competition cycle has expired.
The following cities have entered:
    Bursa (Turkey)
    Cascais (Portugal)
    Cork (Ireland)
    Essen (Germany)
    Hertogenbosch (Netherlands)
    Istanbul (Turkey)
    Lahti (Finland)
    Lisbon (Portugal)
    Nijmegen (Netherlands)
    Pécs (Hungary)
    Porto (Portugal)
    Umeå (Sweden)

2017 EGCA Applicant CITIES

Policies put the EU on track to meet its 2020 climate and energy targets but bigger push needed for 2030

European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions fell almost 2 % between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU very close to its 2020 reduction target, according to new analysis from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The EU is also on track to meet two other targets to boost renewable energy and energy efficiency by 2020.

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The first independent Nemunas Valley start in exhibitions

That’s how the What Will You Plant...In 2011 exhibit ended.  The Valley organized its own exposition for the first time in its heart–ASU Building IV, the location of the Communication and Technology Transfer Centre. The purpose of the exposition was to distinguish the products that the founders and partners of the Valley created together from the general mass at the exhibit. This is an attempt to introduce society to work done by scientists and entrepreneurs in the field of innovation.

Varying planetary heat sink led to global-warming slowdown and acceleration

A vacillating global heat sink at intermediate ocean depths is associated with different climate regimes of surface warming under anthropogenic forcing: The latter part of the 20th century saw rapid global warming as more heat stayed near the surface. In the 21st century, surface warming slowed as more heat moved into deeper oceans. In situ and reanalyzed data are used to trace the pathways of ocean heat uptake.

Improving Productivity and Environmental Performance of Aquaculture

Installment 5 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future explores the potential role of aquaculture in meeting global fish demand in 2050, finding that aquaculture production will need to more than double by midcentury. We examine scenarios of aquaculture’s growth and environmental impacts in 2050 and close with a series of recommendations for how to sustainably grow aquaculture production.
 

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