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Pan European Networks: Science & Technology

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www.paneuropeannetworks.com

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (continued)

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HOW BEES NAVIGATE

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Dr Andrew Bodey, scientist at Beamline I13-2 of Diamond Light Source in the UK, discusses research at the facility which has

investigated the ocelli of orchid bees, discovering for the first time that these insects have a trinocular visual field and all the

equipment necessary for full polarisation analysis

PLASMA APPLICATIONS

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PEN explores ITER and EuPRAXIA, which are working to utilise plasma physics in different ways

PROFILE:

The plasma theory group works with acceleration and transport processes in hot ionised gases and their many applications

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ICT

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EUROPE’S IOT

With the IoT set to have an impact on almost every part of life, the Internet of Things Council provides an insightful review

THE TIME FOR TALKING IS OVER

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With the fourth industrial revolution already underway, embracing and indeed boosting the digital transformation of

Europe’s industries is of paramount importance. Writing for Pan European Networks, Heinrich Daembkes and Laila Gide

discuss the ARTEMIS Industry Association’s Strategic Research Agenda 2016 and why digitisation must be addressed now

CYBER-PROOFING PORTUGAL

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Pan European Networks outlines the cybersecurity landscape in Portugal

PROFILE:

The Instituto de Telecomunicações in Portugal is developing revolutionary security solutions based on quantum mechanics

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DIGITAL DELIBERATIONS

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Willem Jonker, CEO of EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology) Digital, spoke to Pan European Networks about

the challenges facing digital innovation in Europe today, most notably the fragmentation of the market and the investor landscape,

as well as the wider constellation of EU activities in terms of boosting innovation in the digital space

SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES

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DELIVERING THE HUMAN FACTOR

Via Horizon 2020, the European Commission is working to ‘embed’ the social sciences and humanities (SSH) into broader

scientific research. Writing for Pan European Networks, Danish minister for higher education and science, Ulla Tørnæs,

outlines the importance of this and provides examples of how Denmark is already leading the way

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The Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University presents its facilities and its focuses

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PROFILE:

The Centre for Art History and Artistic Research discusses how art and heritage can become knowledge and innovation

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THE ABCs OF HISTORY

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The ERC-funded CREWS project at Cambridge University, UK, looks to uncover new insights into the history of writing via an

investigation of different writing systems in the eastern Mediterranean area during the second and first millennia BC.

Principal investigator and ancient linguistics expert Dr Philippa Steele tells PEN more

ENABLING THE SSH

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Dr Ioana Galleron outlines how the ENRESSH COST Action can help cement the importance of including the SSH in wider research

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Freie Universität Berlin’s Jochen Töpfer asks whether it is a fallacy to make religion responsible for social conflict today

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GENDER IN SCIENCE

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YES, GIRLS CAN

While girls’ enrolment in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at the level of secondary education has increased

in the Netherlands, their entry into the workforce hasn’t. Why is this, and how might the problem be overcome? VHTO policy

officer Ayla Kruis offers her thoughts

A NEW PORTAL FOR GENDER EQUALITY

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In April, Pan European Networks’ Brussels editor, Michael Brennan, was invited to speak at the launch of GenPORT, an FP7 project

developing a portal to quality resources on gender and science, and here discusses the event and his thoughts on gender

policies in science

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The dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University discusses how Canadian science is increasing equity, diversity and inclusion

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ARCHAEOLOGY

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OUR HISTORY’S FUTURE

Dr Robert Bewley discusses how the EAMENA project hopes to preserve the archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa

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Settlement patterns in Egypt and Nubia are the main fields of research of the multidisciplinary project AcrossBorders

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SPACE

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STUDYING THE STARS

PEN looks at ESA’s Herschel mission’s recent contributions to better understanding the formation and evolution of stars

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The SAGE group of the MPI for Solar System Research utilises oscillations in stars to study their interiors and obtain their ages

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