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Tom De Groeve

Scientist, European Commission in Ispra

Disasters that make us stronger

PRESENTED ON MAY 17, 2019
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA

Earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters are scary and they can cause a lot of damage. Sometimes it seems that things are only getting worse, which might lead us to have a pessimistic view of the world. In this talk, JRC scientist Tom de Groeve explains how EU scientists continue to study disasters, and how this knowledge makes our society more resilient.

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Impact of Industrial Disasters

BY DARIN ACOSTA
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Darin Acosta & Breonne DeDecker have been working together on various art, media and research projects in the Gulf south since they were teenagers.   In this presentation, they begin to define and discuss the impact of industrial disasters in terms of flash point, short term effects and the long term slow moving disasters and its impact to re-shape, re-configure and re-invent our physical environment.

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Impact of Industrial Disasters

BY BREONNE DEDECKER
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Darin Acosta & Breonne DeDecker have been working together on various art, media and research projects in the Gulf south since they were teenagers.   In this presentation, they begin to define and discuss the impact of industrial disasters in terms of flash point, short term effects and the long term slow moving disasters and its impact to re-shape, re-configure and re-invent our physical environment.

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2015 A Research Perspective

BY GAVIN B SULLIVAN
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 01, 2015

Gavin B Sullivan looks back at 2015 and his research perspective on the year!

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Hiding in Plain Sight

BY MEGAN PAPESH
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

In many domains, people scan for objects that are important to detect, yet rarely appear (e.g., weapons in baggage, tumors, imposters). When these objects finally appear, they should pop out at us, right? In this talk, Megan Papesh discusses the perceptual and cognitive mechanisms that make us miss important objects hiding in plain sight.

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The Truth About Lies

BY MARTIN ATKINSON
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAY 17, 2019

It might seem like fake news is a problem of the modern world, but there's nothing new about the art of the lie. Politicians have always lied and will always lie. And there have always been forces that try to fight disinformation. In this talk, JRC researcher Martin Atkinson explains what science and technology can do to detect liars and how these tools are used to fight disinformation in the EU.

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The invisible work against terrorism

BY MARTIN LARCHER
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAY 17, 2019

Terrorists are invisible. It is impossible to find a terrorist in a crowded place full of people. Terrorism is based on fear. This fear might prevent people from doing things that they would normally do, going to places they used to visit, or just enjoying life. We might feel powerless with the knowledge that there is not much we can do about this threat. But in reality, a lot is being done. In this presentation, JRC researcher Martin Larcher talks about the invisible work to protect people from terrorism

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How to measure fairness

BY MICHAELA SAISANA
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAY 17, 2019

Seventy years of peace, this is what the EU has given to European citizens. Our generations are the first generations in 500 years that have lived their entire lives in peace anywhere in the European Union. And yet, recent events show a growing discontent among the European populations. The EU took these warning signs seriously, with concrete aims to make the EU a fair place to live for everyone. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) was asked to measure fairness. In this talk, JRC scientist Michaela Saisana explains what fairness is, and how it can be measured.

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Critical infrastructure attacks - is Europe ready?

BY GEORGIOS GIANNOPOULOS
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAY 17, 2019

The systems that make our every-day lives possible are highly interdependent. Transport, communication systems, energy and water utilities rely on each other. Natural disasters or man-made hazards can lead to a cascade of these critical infrastructure failures, with alarming effects. In this talk, JRC researcher Georgios Giannopoulous explains what systems are in place to protect critical infrastructure so that the end-users do not need to worry about potential problems.

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Fairy Tales about Climate Change

BY FABRIZIA CAVALLI
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAY 17, 2019

"Global Warming?  But if it's cold?" Despite the repeated warnings from scientists, there is still a lot of disinformation out there about climate change. In this talk, JRC researcher Fabrizia Cavalli sheds light on some myths linked to climate change, using as basis scientific evidence and facts from the European Commission's science service.