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Martin Larcher

Scientist, European Commission in Ispra

The invisible work against terrorism

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

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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mMAS Design & Research

BY JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ
IN SIOUX FALLS

Jessica Garcia Fritz, co-founder and partner at mMAS Design + Research, has worked and studied in different locations in the United States and Europe. Jessica presents how mMAS utilizes Facebook, Google+ and Drop Box to collaborate with other groups that would not typically work together due to geographical constraints.

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The Invisible Internet of Everything

BY MADHURI EUNNI
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 04, 2014

Technology has evolved over the years to a point where we are a hyper connected society today. Science, engineering and collective intelligence have come together to create powerful internet of things around us. In this presentation, Madhuri Eunni, founder and CEO of SKE labs, explores the infinite possibilities of IoT from wearables, smart homes to smart cities and how it changes the way we live.

"Presentation of the Day" on March 10, 2015.

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Against All Odds

BY DR. BERT RUTTEN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 01, 2016

"We can achieve anything we want as long as we have the balls to go against the odds."

In Against all Odds at PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 7, Dr. Bert Rutten shares how he developed from a forklift driver to a doctor in cardiovascular biology and speaks about success, happiness, motivation and inspires us to reach for the stars. 

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How does PET imaging work?

BY BEATRICE LONGO
IN ABERDEEN

How can we take images of organs inside our bodies? Beatrice Longo explains. 

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Lost in Space Together

BY FRANCIS DEBENEDICTIS
@ VOL 38 ON APR 12, 2019

Francis DeBenedictis is interested in integrating new technologies and "crazy" ideas from science fiction into research. He believes that dreaming big can improve human health.

Frank is doing his Master's studies in Molecular Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and currently working as a research intern at Maastricht University.

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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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Disasters that make us stronger

BY TOM DE GROEVE
@ SCIENCE FOR EUROPE, SCIENCE FOR ME, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAY 17, 2019

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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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.