Making citizen science a natural method of research

“We want to build a self-evident and everyday contact between science and citizens why we encourage with the current promotion of research institutions and researchers to establish lasting models of collaboration – because only a continuous cooperation with the citizens for a longer period creates optimum conditions for mutual learning …

Competition better than support for physical activity program

Research from Penn Medicine and Deloitte Consulting LLP using a behaviorally designed gamification program to improve the level of exercise. The researchers found that competition was more engaging to increase the daily step counts than support or collaboration. The focus was directed on combining behavioural insights from gaming elements with …

Cost effective 3D-printing with up to ten materials

3D-printing is seen as one of the most vital technologies in building Industry 4.0. But still, the usefulness can be questioned since cost-effective 3D-printers only print one material at the time. This limits its scope of production dramatically. Even a more advanced 3D-printer that can manage three materials (cost around …

Design for Learning Environments for Creativity, according to new research

New research from Umeå University in northern Sweden directed on the learning environment’s impact on student’s creative development shows interesting results. As creativity, as well as complex problem solving, is considered as important competences for future learning programmes. Both EU and UNESCO have included this as a prioritised area in …

Europe working together – Awards to joint research projects

The new Ralf Dahrendorf Prize awards joint projects on the European Research Area. It is directed on recognizing outstanding key EU research projects that include sharing the project outcomes with the public. The new research award bears its name from former German Commissioner Ralf Dahrendorf. In the 1970s, he laid …