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What makes Europa pink?
The rosy glow of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, could be caused by frozen bits of bacteria, according to an American researcher. Their presence would also help explain Europa's mysterious infrared signal. (2001-12-05)

ASU Geology Team Collects Europa Data
Some of the best evidence yet for existence of a liquid ocean under Europa's surface is being collected and analyzed by Arizona State University scientists this week from pictures being transmitted to Earth by the Galileo spacecraft. (1998-11-09)

New information system on raw materials
Today the JRC launches the Raw Materials Information System (RMIS), a comprehensive online repository of information on policies, activities and data related to the European raw materials sector. The RMIS supports a series of European Commission initiatives which aim to tackle the pressure on valuable resources and their more efficient use to the benefit of EU's economies. (2015-03-16)

Listening for an ocean
Things are cracking up on the Jovian moon Europa, but nobody's laughing. Instead, Office of Naval Research funded scientists are intrigued with the notion that acoustic techniques now used by the Navy to determine water depth, can be used to establish the existence and depth of an ocean under Europa's ice mantle. (2001-09-26)

Affiliate partnership between EAU and Europa Uomo
The European Association of Urology and Europa Uomo, the European advocacy movement for the fight against prostate cancer, have entered into an affiliated partnership as part of their long-term commitment to increase and improve patient awareness in Europe with regards to urological diseases. (2009-11-30)

Drop in EU/EEA measles cases between March and July 2018
During the month of July, a total of 758 cases of measles were reported across seventeen countries in the EU/EEA, which is a decrease from the 1054 cases reported during the month of June. (2018-09-20)

Cologne scientist discovers water plumes on Jupiter's moon Europa
A Cologne scientist has, together with American colleagues, discovered huge active plumes containing water vapor being released from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This sensational find was made using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. (2013-12-13)

Europa does the wave to generate heat
One of the moons in our solar system that scientists think has the potential to harbor life may have a far more dynamic ocean than previously thought. If the moon Europa is tilted on its axis even slightly as it orbits the giant planet Jupiter, then Jupiter's gravitational pull could be creating powerful waves in Europa's ocean, according to an oceanographer with the University of Washington's Applied Physics Laboratory. (2008-12-11)

Arctic bacteria help in the search to find life on moon Europa
In a fjord in Canada scientists have found a landscape similar to one of Jupiter's icy moons: Europa. It consists of a frozen and sulfurous environment, where sulfur associated with Arctic bacteria offer clues for the upcoming missions in the search for traces of life on Europa. (2012-05-30)

The remarkable story of research on Jupiter's Moon 'Europa'
Unmasking Europa describes in clear but technically accurate terms -- and with extensive illustrations -- the remarkable history of research on Jupiter's Moon Europa over the last four decades. The book also provides unique insights into how (2009-02-13)

Wandering poles left scars on Europa
Curved features on Jupiter's moon Europa may indicate that its poles have wandered by almost 90 degrees, report scientists from the Carnegie Institution, Lunar and Planetary Institute, and University of California-Santa Cruz in the May 15 issue of Nature. Such an extreme shift suggests the existence of an internal liquid ocean beneath the icy crust, which could help build the case for Europa as possible habitat for extraterrestrial life. (2008-05-14)

ASU scientists play key role in new NASA Europa mission
NASA is sending a mission to see if Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter, has conditions suitable for life, and three Arizona State University scientists are involved with the mission's instruments. (2015-05-27)

Finland prioritizes agreement on the EU research budget and boosting innovation during Presidency
Finland has announced its priorities for research and innovation during its Presidency of the EU, to start on 1 July: concluding negotiations on the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7); and developing a broad-based innovation policy. (2006-06-29)

Model: Ocean currents shape Europa's icy shell in ways critical for potential habitats
In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers have shown the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life. The findings, summarized in this week's online edition of Nature Geosciences, are based on numerical models accounting for the formation of the chaos terrains, one of Europa's most prominent surface features. (2013-12-03)

Study co-authored by UCLA scientists shows evidence of water vapor plumes on Jupiter moon
A combination of new modeling techniques and data from the Galileo spacecraft's flyby of Jupiter's icy moon Europa back in 1997 have revealed additional evidence of eruptions of water vapor, or plumes, venting from the moon. (2018-05-17)

Colorado U. space team studying water, ice and potential life on Jupiter moon, Europa
The oozing of glacial material in the floating ice shell on Jupiter's moon Europa has important implications for future exploration of the enigmatic moon and prospects of life in its ice-covered ocean, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder professor. (2002-10-25)

Hubble captures rare triple-moon conjunction
Firing off a string of action snapshots like a sports photographer at a NASCAR race, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured the rare occurrence of three of Jupiter's largest moons racing across the banded face of the gas-giant planet: Europa, Callisto, and Io. (2015-02-05)

Icy moon of Jupiter, Ganymede, shows evidence of past strike-slip faulting
A recently published study led by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology reveals Ganymede, an icy moon of Jupiter, appears to have undergone complex periods of geologic activity, specifically strike-slip tectonism, as is seen in Earth's San Andreas fault. (2018-10-09)

Jupiter's moon Europa should be NASA's next target, says ASU researcher
As NASA develops its next (2007-02-18)

Return to Europa: A closer look is possible
New research brings scientists closer to exploring the ice-covered ocean of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. New methods in measuring gravity and magnetic fields, new radar sounding techniques, new technology being field tested in Antarctica, and findings of lower radiation levels and the presence of carbon dioxide (a key ingredient for life) on Europa make the moon a tantalizing prospect for exploration, as scientists explain at the 2007 meeting of the American Geophysical Union. (2007-12-13)

CU-Boulder instrument selected for NASA mission to Europa
A University of Colorado Boulder instrument has been selected to fly on a NASA mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, which is believed to harbor a subsurface ocean that may provide conditions suitable for life. (2015-05-27)

Research bolsters possibility of plate tectonics on Europa
Jupiter's moon Europa could have subduction zones, a new study shows, which could supply chemical food for life to a subsurface ocean. (2017-12-04)

Scientists find evidence for 'great lake' on Europa and potential new habitat for life
In a significant finding in the search for life beyond Earth, scientists from the University of Texas at Austin and elsewhere have discovered what appears to be a body of liquid water the volume of the North American Great Lakes locked inside the icy shell of Jupiter's moon Europa. The water could represent a potential habitat for life. The authors speculate many more such lakes might exist throughout the shallow regions of Europa's shell. (2011-11-16)

Detailed Images From Jupiter Moon Europa Point To Slush Below Surface
The latest, most detailed pictures of the Jupiter moon Europa lend more support to the theory that slush or even liquid water lurks beneath the moon's surface. Those pictures were presented and discussed by scientists from Brown University and NASA during a press briefing today on the Brown campus. (1998-03-02)

JRC Data Catalogue -- making open science a reality
Research data produced by the JRC or in cooperation with other partners is now publicly available, in support of the European Commission's strategy on Open Science for improved circulation of knowledge and thus innovation for generating growth. The first version of the JRC Data Catalogue is online and its datasets can be freely consulted and downloaded. (2016-03-14)

Life in Europa's icy crust
The cracks in Europa's icy crust would provide an ideal home for life, says a researcher from the University of Arizona. This means that it may be possible to find life without having to drill down to the ocean of water beneath Europa's crust. (2000-10-31)

Long-stressed Europa likely off-kilter at one time
By analyzing the distinctive cracks lining the icy face of Europa, NASA scientists found evidence that this moon of Jupiter likely spun around a tilted axis at some point. (2013-09-18)

DNA sequences in GMOs: Largest database now publicly available
The JRC has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons, which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will help to verify the presence of GMOs in food, feed and environment. To date, this new database is the largest and most comprehensive in this area and could be key to developing new methods for detecting GMOs in food and feed. (2015-11-26)

Summer crops in central Europe in poor condition following extremely hot weather
A heat wave in late August and lack of rainfall have worsened the yield outlook for summer crops in large parts of central Europe. In Eastern European regions summer crops suffered little consequence as they had reached maturity earlier, according to JRC's yields forecast Bulletin covering the period from Aug. 1 to mid-September. (2015-09-22)

NASA's Hubble spots possible water plumes erupting on Jupiter's moon Europa
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes. (2016-10-04)

Efforts needed to stop the spread of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
ECDC's latest risk assessment highlights the need of increased efforts to face this significant threat to patients and healthcare systems in all EU/EEA countries and outlines options to reduce risks through clinical management, prevention of transmission in hospitals and other health-care settings, prevention of cross-border transmission, and improvement of preparedness of EU/EEA countries. (2016-12-14)

Searching For Life On Jupiter's Moon Europa
In an invited talk at the AGU, Christopher Chyba with the SETI Institute and a consulting professor at Stanford will summarize evidence that a liquid ocean exists under the ice crust of the Jovian moon, Europa, and will describe the strawman instrument package that has been proposed for the Europa Orbiter, a NASA mission in the early planning stages, that is scheduled for launch in 2003. (1998-12-09)

Europa's hidden ice chemistry
The frigid ice of Jupiter's moon Europa may be hiding more than a presumed ocean: it is likely the scene of some unexpectedly fast chemistry between water and sulfur dioxide at extremely cold temperatures. Although these molecules react easily as liquids -- they are well-known ingredients of acid rain -- Mark Loeffler and Reggie Hudson at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., now report that they react as ices with surprising speed and high yield at temperatures hundreds of degrees below freezing. (2010-10-04)

The European Institute of Technology
In response to the European Commission's launch of a Communication to the European Council on developing a knowledge flagship: the European Institute of Technology, MEPs Prof. Jerzy Buzek and Dr. Jorgo Chatzimarkakis called for stronger links between the innovation, research and business communities. (2006-02-22)

DFG Europa-Preis awarded to 5 winners of the national 'Jugend forscht' competition
Mentors help young researchers prepare for EU competition in Brussels. (2016-06-13)

Planetary scientist says: Focus on Europa
Yogi Berra supposedly suggested that when you come to a fork in the road, you are supposed to take it. That's just what planetary scientists studying the rich data set from the Galileo Mission to the outer solar system are doing now. They're taking the fork. William B. McKinnon, Ph.D., professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, says the community suffers from an embarrassment of riches. (2007-02-11)

Europa's heaving ice might make more heat than scientists thought
A new set of experiments sheds light on how much heat is created when ice is deformed, which could help scientists understand the possibility of a subsurface ocean on one of Jupiter's moons. (2016-04-14)

Increased use of renewables results in growing GHG emission savings in the EU
Greenhouse gasses emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8 percent from 2009 to 2012, confirming the renewables' great potential in climate change mitigation, according to a new JRC report. Nearly two thirds of the total savings came thanks to renewable energy development in Germany, Sweden, France, Italy and Spain. (2015-08-06)

New study of Europa may explain mysterious ice domes, places to search for evidence of life
A new University of Colorado at Boulder study of Jupiter's moon Europa may help explain the origin of the giant ice domes peppering its surface and the implications for discovering evidence of past or present life forms there. (2003-09-02)

DFG Europa-Preis awarded to 8 'Jugend forscht' prizewinners
Six young male researchers and two young female researchers have been awarded the Europa-Preis by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The aim of this award is to specifically prepare them for the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, held in September in Milan. (2015-06-08)

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