Co-studies

21 Oct Better Life: Transforming Human Access to Knowledge

Technology Academy Finland (TAF)
2014
The Millennium Technology Prize, awarded by Technology Academy Finland is awarded every two years to celebrate innovations that improve the quality of life. The report summarizes the winning innovations of the Prize since its beginning in 2004. The winners include Sir Tim Berners-Lee (World Wide Web, 2004), Shuji Nakamura (Blue and white LEDs, 2006), Robert Langer (Controlled drug release, 2008), Michael Grätzel (Dye-sensitized solar cells, 2010), Linus Torvalds (Open source operating system, 2012), Shinya Yamanaka (Ethical stem cell research, 2012), and Stuart Parkin (Increased data storage density, 2014).
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21 Oct “Called to Serve” (by R.Cox and D. O’Dwyer

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2014
Joint publication, with Engineers Ireland, of biographies and Presidential Addresses of Presidents of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, over the period from the establishment of the Institution in 1835 to 1969, printed in book format
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21 Oct “Called to Serve”

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE)
2014
Authors –R.Cox and D. O’Dwyer of IAE Heritage Committee - 2014 Joint publication, with Engineers Ireland, of biographies and Presidential Addresses of Presidents of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland, over the period from the establishment of the Institution in 1835 to 1969, printed in book format.
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21 Oct Mobility, transport and traffic – major themes of sustainable development / Mobilitatea, transportul şi traficul – teme majore ale dezvoltării durabile

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2013
The integrated education in view of sustainable development requests the study of the following themes: population (structure and spatial distribution), manner of living, organizational structures and their administration, spatial structures, technical structures and ecological environment. In synthetic approach, the level of sustainable development of the territory subordinated of the mentioned themes has to be assessed by sustainable development indicators - EUROSTAT - existing in Romania.
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21 Oct The automobile of the future

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2012
The report gives an overview of world-wide automobile production and its foreseeable development: the position of the electric vehicle, the market for hybrid vehicles and ‘green' fuels (including hydrogen). It suggests that mobility might evolve into a simple service (car ownership no longer being the first choice) where the electric vehicle for urban use finds its place, given that the majority of the world population will live in large urban areas. The car is then looked at from the perspective of a global mobility system with inevitable changes in patterns of movement, infrastructures, regulation and multi-modality. Considering the technological dimension of the car of the future, how will it impact future domestic technological and design capabilities and the industrialisation process and which are the key technologies to remain in control of French companies to maintain a competitive automotive industry. Recommendation: Preserve an automotive industry in France. It is a vector of technological innovation and provides millions of jobs. Working-group leader: Olivier Morel, President Competitiveness Cluster NOV@LOG, President of PREDIT’s Logistics and Transport of Merchandise Group (GO4), and NATF Fellow
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21 Oct Freight Systems

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2012
The report assumes fuel and pollution-related costs of transport will rise substantially.  However, such costs are only a minor part of the overall costs of a transport system that includes logistics for managing the “Production – Transport – Distribution” chain.  The report looks specifically into the transport of manufactured goods, representing 50% of total volume, but growing at a rate of 8% per year.  On a global scale, this marine-based system appears to be resilient and self-adapting to market conditions, while the local chains include rail, road and waterways.  Potential cost reductions are mainly linked to the power of IT in logistics, including in production (M2M), collection, shipping and distribution: the “second invisible arm”. The study takes account of both world and European trends, and draws comparisons for gaining a better understanding of the French issues.  It also looks at related French Research capabilities and how to improve cross-fertilisation between different disciplines, the linkage to the private sector and international collaborations for greater impact.  Last, not least, it points to the need of making this sector more attractive to talented young people and adapt the curriculum at the “Grandes Écoles” to the needs of the market. Group Leader: Jean-Claude Raoule, NATF Territorial Delegate West, Technical Advisor to the French Railway Industry Association, Director of the European Association of Railway Interoperability, and NATF Fellow.
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21 Oct Mobile phone relay antennas

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF)
2009
The NATF, along with the Academies of Sciences and Medicine, approves the conclusions (October 2009) of the independent French Agency of Environmental and Work Sanitary Security (AFSSET) related to radiofrequencies. A very complete and extended analysis of 226 recent publications shows that, in the experimental conditions and measurements employed, there is no convincing proof of any biological effect of radiofrequencies at non-thermal levels. The 3 Academies consider that the AFSSET’s study does not justify any reduction of human exposure to relay radiofrequencies antennas.
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21 Oct Engineering Values in IT: A joint study by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the British Computer Society

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2009
This report concludes that IT systems engineering has reached the point of maturity where it is a codified discipline that must be recognised as a required capability for system developers. Education and training providers must ensure that they keep up to date with current research and understanding in this area. This report also argues that IT systems development requires the professional qualities of integrity and ethics essential to all areas of engineering and it requires good professional judgement, exercised in the interest of the client, to make all necessary compromises between costs, timescales, features, risk and technical feasibility. This report recommends that IT professionals therefore work to achieve chartered status. In order to stimulate uptake of chartered status, procurers of large IT systems in government and industry should employ chartered professionals to lead and manage projects, particularly in the development of systems with implications for safety or national security.
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21 Oct Aging in Germany Volume 2: Aging, Education and Lifelong Learning

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2010
What is the notion of lifelong learning all about that one has heard so frequently in public discourse in recent years? To find out, the first thing to do is to study the physical, mental and motivational preconditions for learning over the course of one’s life. Against this backdrop, the great significance that education and lifelong learning have for the productivity and health in adulthood and old age will be subsequently discussed. The volume describes the state of the German advanced educational environment and examines the societal, financial and legal framework conditions in comparison to other countries. The objectives of lifelong learning are discussed and the question posed about measurable results of learning and education. The discussion of the concept of competence and competence models highlight the challenges with which the discourse is faced.
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21 Oct Towards the European SuperGrid by Direct Current Transmission Link (HVDC) / Către superreţeua europeană prin legături de transport la tensiune continuă (HVDC)

Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences (ASTR)
2014
The paper deals with high opportunity to realize HVDC transmission links, of great capacity and with high lenghts, with two, three or multiterminals, in submarine / underground cable or overhead lines, by using advanced technologies based on power electronics. Technical and economic aspects are presented.
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