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University of Washington

Food photos help Instagram users with healthy eating

Instagram users post millions of food photos -- whether to show off a sophisticated palate, make friends drool over chicken and waffles or artfully arrange colorful macarons. A new study from University of Washington researchers describes how some people also turn to posting photos on Instagram to track food intake or to be held accountable by followers in meeting healthy eating or weight loss goals. Leer ms

Who are you on social media?

New research found users often adopt different personas unique to each social network

The majority of adults on the internet have more than one social networking profile on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Although the core purpose of these sites are similar -- to digitally connect with peers and loved ones -- new research found users often adopt different personas unique to each social network. Leer ms

Peoples emotions

Eye expression can accurately tell what others are feeling, scientists find

New research reveals why the eyes offer a window into the soul. According to the study, people interpret a persons emotions by analyzing the expression in their eyes -- a process that began as a universal reaction to environmental stimuli and evolved to communicate our deepest emotions. Leer ms

EyeSpeak glasses

Astronauts glasses helps people with disabilities

SA effort led LusoSpace to produce its first pair of augmented reality glasses in 2008 and then to set up the LusoVu company to develop them for the disabled. EyeSpeak glasses detect the movement of the eyes across a virtual keyboard displayed on the inside of its lenses. Words and phrases spelled out by the wearer are translated by the built-in software and spoken by speakers in one arm.  Leer ms

Booking your holidays online

Commission and consumer protection authorities act on misleading travel booking websites

While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. These services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints according to the European Consumer Centres Leer ms

Booking your holidays online

Commission and consumer protection authorities act on misleading travel booking websites

While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. These services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints according to the European Consumer Centres Leer ms

Booking your holidays online

Commission and consumer protection authorities act on misleading travel booking websites

While it becomes more and more common to book hotels and flights online, consumers are encountering a growing number of problems with online travel services. These services are now among the most frequent consumer complaints according to the European Consumer Centres Leer ms

Over 3 million hectares of vineyards in the EU according Eurostat ​​​​​​​Spain, France and Italy account for three-quarters

Over 3 million hectares of vineyards in the EU according Eurostat

In the European Union (EU) in 2015, there were 2.4 million holdings cultivating 3.2 million hectares (ha) of vineyards. The average area per holding was 1.3 ha, however with significant differences between Member States. 2.5 million hectares (78%) of vineyards were dedicated to the production of grapes for quality wine. Quality wine refers to both protected designation of origin (2.1 million ha, or 83% of total quality wine area in the EU) and protected geographical indication (0.4 million ha)  Leer ms

University of A Corua.

Elderly people who choose the wrong shoes have a lower quality of life

As people get older, they experience changes in their foot morphology. If they do not change their shoe size along with these transformations, older people most of whom choose the wrong shoes suffer, among other things, anxiety, apathy, loss of balance and falls, according to a study by the University of A Corua. Leer ms

Researchers at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia

New smart system to reduce queues at roundabouts

Long queues at certain approaches to some roundabouts could be reduced using magnetic detection devices under the road surface, which would activate a traffic metering signal at another, less congested approach. Researchers at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain) have released a guide for technicians to implement this intelligent traffic system, already used on roundabouts in Australia and on various highway on-ramps. More info about:roundabout Leer ms

University of Washington research.

Study reveals benefits of Pokmon GO in relation between parents and kids

Parents who regularly play "Pokmon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the mobile device-based game, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding, according to new University of Washington research. Leer ms

Greater financial support

Simpler rules and more support for fruit and vegetable producers

European fruit and vegetable producer organisations will benefit from simpler rules, reduced administrative burden and greater financial support in times of crisis thanks to new rules adopted today by the European Commission. Leer ms

5 million babies born in the EU in 2015 Births and fertility

5 million babies born in the EU in 2015

In 2015, 5.103 million babies were born in the European Union (EU), compared with 5.063 million in 2001 (the first year comparable statistics are available). Among Member States, France continued to record the highest number of births (799 700 in 2015), ahead of the United Kingdom (776 700), Germany (737 600), Italy (485 800), Spain (418 400) and Poland (369 300). Leer ms

Agenda 2030

International Womens Day, focus on gender-based violence in school

Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment in or on the way to school.  Leer ms

International Womens Day

Only 1 manager out of 3 in the EU is a woman earning on average almost a quarter less than a man

Nearly 7.3 million persons hold managerial positions in enterprises with 10 employees or more located in the European Union (EU): 4.7 million men (65% of all managers) and 2.6 million women (35%). In other words, although representing approximately half of all employed persons in the EU, women continue to be underrepresented amongst managers. Leer ms

Europe improves but still needs to close digital gapHow digital is your country?

Europe improves but still needs to close digital gap

The 2017 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) shows that the EU is making progress but the gap between top digital players and lower-performing countries is still too wide. More efforts and investments are needed to make the most of the Digital Single Market Leer ms

Mobile Economy

The number of global mobile subscribers to surpass 5 billion this year, GSMA study revels

The 2017 global edition of the GSMAs Mobile Economy report reveals that the 5 billion-subscriber milestone will be achieved by mid-year 2017 and will increase to 5.7 billion by the end of the decade. By that point, almost three-quarters of the worlds population will be subscribed to a mobile service. Leer ms

Dubai to launch hover-taxiAutonomous aerial vehicle

Dubai to launch hover-taxi

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.  Leer ms

Characterise high-quality female dance

Study reveals how to be a good dancer

A new scientific study has revealed that dance moves with significant hip swing while moving legs and thighs independently are rated high on attractiveness. Leer ms

Development and poverty eradication

Commission launches 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize

The European Commission announces the launch of the 2017 Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, which recognises outstanding reporting on development and poverty eradication. The Prize is open to professional and amateur journalists, broadcasters and bloggers. Leer ms

Digital Single Market

EU negotiators agree on new rules allowing Europeans to travel and enjoy online content services

Europeans will soon be able to fully use their online subscriptions to films, sports events, e-books, video games or music services when travelling within the EU, according to the agreement reached this evening by negotiators of the European Parliament, the Member States and the European Commission. This is the first agreement related to the modernisation on EU copyright rules as proposed by the Commission in the Digital Single Market strategy. Leer ms

2000 communities hav commitmented to abandon this practice

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, the EUs Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner, Vĕra Jourov, and Development Commissioner, Neven Mimica, joined together to reaffirm the EUs strong commitment to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation Leer ms

New legal base

Commission launches public consultation to further shape the European Solidarity Corps

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to consult young people, teachers, youth workers, organisations, employers and other stakeholders on the priorities and the strengthening of the recently launched European Solidarity Corps. Leer ms

Published byThe Lancet

Low socioeconomic status reduces life expectancy, study concludes

Low socioeconomic status is linked to significant reductions in life expectancy and should be considered a major risk factor for ill health and early death in national and global health policies, according to a study of 1.7 million people. Leer ms

Juvenes Translatores

The European Commission announces today the winners of its annual translation contest

Congratulations to 28 brilliant young students for winning the 2016-2017 translation contest for schools Juvenes Translatores! The winners will come to Brussels to collect their awards for the most accurate translation of their country on 6 April 2017. Leer ms
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