New Study Shows Links Between Zinc Levels and Cardiac Health

MUNICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In addition to essential metabolic functions, the level of zinc in the body also affects the heart muscle. When oxidative stress occurs, it may be due to a shortage of zinc, which can be determined by … Read the full press release

Physicists Observe Quantum Effects That Limits Photons Emitted

Physicists in Garching observe novel quantum effect that limits the number of emitted photons. MUNICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The probability to find a certain number of photons inside a laser pulse usually corresponds to a classical distribution of independent events, … Read the full press release

Magnesium Holds Key To Preventing Bone Fractures in Middle-aged and Elderly People

Magnesium could hold the key to preventing one of the most preventable causes of disability in middle-aged to elderly people, according to new research led by academics at the Universities of Bristol and Eastern Finland. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Bone … Read the full press release

Bristol Student Embarks On Mission to Paint 270 Species of Bee in the UK

A University of Bristol student has embarked on a mission to paint and draw some of the 270 species of bee in the UK, thanks to an award from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. BRISTOL, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Freya Cohen, … Read the full press release

Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport Partners With TIBCO

Team to use advanced predictive analytic technologies from TIBCO TIBCO branding to be visible on driver helmets at the Bahrain Grand Prix this weekend STUTTGART, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport is delighted to welcome TIBCO Software Inc., a … Read the full press release

ABB’s Solar Solutions Support Kayseri OSB Project

ABB’s PVS800 central inverters energize the largest solar power plant of 51 MWp in Turkey ZURICH, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB provides high-performance, modular inverters to Kayseri OSB (Organized Industrial Zone), the largest solar power plant in Turkey. The plant was … Read the full press release

Lukoil Commences Transportation of Platform Topside to the caspian Sea

MOSCOW, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LUKOIL commenced transportation of the topside of a fixed offshore ice-resistant platform (LSP-2), intended for Phase 2 of Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea. A tugboat caravan will tow the topside, weighing over seven thousand … Read the full press release

New Study Shows Immune System Can Spot Changes in Identity of Cancer Antigens

BIRMINGHAM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells. The study, carried out by researchers from the University of Birmingham … Read the full press release

Boliden Rönnskär Appoints New General Manager

STOCKHOLM, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Monica Quinteiro has been appointed as the new General Manager of Boliden Rönnskär. Monica joins Boliden from a position as General Manager at LKAB in Svappavaara and will take up her new position on 21 August … Read the full press release

Audi Driving Experience Redirecting Its Program to Focus on Promoting Talent With the Audi Sport Racing Academy

Systematic coaching by experienced trainers and mentors Three male, two female candidates in the 2017 season Junior drivers competing in the Audi Sport TT Cup and the ADAC GT Master Ingolstadt/Neuburg, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Audi driving experience is … Read the full press release

Siemens Offers A New Line of Compact Switches for Enhanced Environmental Conditions

Scalance XF-200BA product line for enhanced environmental conditions Selection of electrical and optical bus adapters for flexible use Integration of S2 devices in high availability R1 systems NAMUR/NE21 approval NUREMBERG, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens offers Scalance XF-200BA, a new line … Read the full press release

Advanced Controllers from Siemens Get Performance Enhancements

The firmware 2.1 for the Simatic S7-1500 Advanced Controller uses new functions of the Engineering Framework TIA Portal V14 SP1 New fail-safe technology CPUs with extended scope of motion control functionalities Harmonized package of controller and servo drive system for … Read the full press release

Telekom Street Gigs Shows Most Successful Livestream of A Concert

1.5 million fans experience Depeche Mode’s Telekom Street Gig on livestream More than 100,000 Fans watch the concert in 360° Hashtag #streetgigs in Twitter’s worldwide top 3 trends Video of the complete concert and further information can be found here: … Read the full press release

Joint Venture Company for the Development and Provision of European Electronic Toll Service Has Started

The joint venture company for Europe-wide toll settlements using only one box has started FRANKFURT, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — T-Systems International GmbH, Daimler AG and DKV EURO SERVICE GmbH + Co. KG have founded their joint venture company for the development … Read the full press release

Solar Project in India Awarded to ENGIE

La Défense, France, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Following a very competitive bid in India, ENGIE – through its subsidiary Solairedirect India – was awarded yesterday a solar project of a total capacity of 338 MWp [1]. ENGIE proposed the most competitive … Read the full press release

A 50-Year Energy Management Contract with The Ohio State University Has been Secured by ENGIE and Axium

ENGIE (50%) and Axium Infrastructure US (50%) have won a 50-year concession valued at $1.165 billion USD to address The Ohio State University’s energy sustainability goals for its 485-building campus in Columbus, Ohio, one of the largest university campuses in … Read the full press release

New Aviva Study Shows Millions of UK Households Struggle with Basic Household Tasks

Aviva research finds home skills gap amongst UK householders One in five UK adults aren’t confident changing a light bulb Almost half of UK adults under 35 can’t cook a meal without using a recipe Four out of 10 under-25s … Read the full press release

New Statistics by Aviva Show UK Households Spend An Average of ₤16 Billion On Household Repairs

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK householders typically spend £16 billion* a year fixing things that have gone wrong around the home, according to new statistics released today by Aviva. Research conducted as part of the home insurer’s latest ‘Home’ report, … Read the full press release

Companies Missing Their Pension Deadlines continue to Rise in UK

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In Q1 2017: 1 in 6 businesses (16%) applied to Aviva for a workplace pension after their staging date had passed – up from 14% in the previous quarter A quarter of companies (25%) are … Read the full press release

Aviva Age Inflation Index Reports an Inflation of ⅔% For All Ages

LONDON, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The headline Consumer Price Index (CPI) was today reported to be 2.3%[1]. This figure is an average across all age groups, however Aviva’s Age Inflation Index[2] looks at how different age groups are experiencing price inflation … Read the full press release

EU Comes Up With Proposals To Cut Down Food Waste by Half in 2030

BRUSSELS, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030 on Tuesday. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions … Read the full press release

Elephants Demonstrate Awareness of their own Bodies

Asian elephants are able to recognise their bodies as obstacles to success in problem-solving, further strengthening evidence of their intelligence and self-awareness, according to a new study from the University of Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Self-awareness in both … Read the full press release

Drones Help Scientists Study Guatemalan Volcanoes

CAMBRIDGE, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A team of volcanologists and engineers from the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol has collected measurements from directly within volcanic clouds, together with visual and thermal images of inaccessible volcano peaks. During a ten-day research trip, … Read the full press release

Lab-Grown Miniature Womb Lining Provides New Insights into Early Pregnancy and Menstrual Cycle

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy and conditions … Read the full press release

Shell’s 2016 Sustainability Report Outlines Global Approach to Sustainability

THE HAGUE, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal Dutch Shell has published its Sustainability Report for 2016 which describes how it is working responsibly to help meet the world’s growing demand for more and cleaner energy. The Sustainability Report 2016 outlines … Read the full press release

Volkswagen and Young Startups Cooperate in the Volkswagen Group IT Ideation Hub

Visit to the Group IT Ideation Hub Tracking ideas on new mobility, Industry 4.0 and the work of the future WOLFSBURG, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Is this a good idea? Does it have prospects of being implemented in practice? These are … Read the full press release

Climate Policies Needed to Mitigate Risks in Financial System

Climate change brings new risks for financial investments, in particular for pension funds. An international research team coordinated by the University of Zurich has developed a “climate stress-test” for financial institutions. Results suggest that while better disclosure of climate-relevant financial … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release

Nokia’s Next-Generation Fiber Solution Successfully Tested by nbn Australia

Trial demonstrates capability of next-generation fiber technology to flexibly meet high-capacity ultra-broadband demand, positions nbn for future network evolution New PON technologies can help nbn pave the way for enhanced consumer and business service offerings Nokia’s universal next-generation PON solution … Read the full press release

Collaboration Between Nokia and University of Technology Sydney to Focus on Digital Transformation in Australia

Broad collaboration will focus on advanced engineering projects to help operators and enterprises unlock potential of IoT Nokia to work with UTS: Rapido connecting industries with high-end research tied to real-world challenges Nokia to provide IP routing, optical, fixed, 4G … Read the full press release