In fact if there is a big union of European countries and the common monetary unit called euro, then why where is no room for a common European blockchain and a eurocoin? EU commissars apparently thought about the same thing. 22 countries of the European Union signed the Declaration on the establishment of a European blockchain partnership. The participating countries will share information and developments in the areas of blockchain and artificial intelligence. According to Maria Gabriel, European Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, the partnership will help integrate the blockchain not only at the private level, but also at the level of the public sector. Framework programs in the field of finance and blockchain technologies are being developed in order to make this happen. The EU has allocated 80 million euros for the development of blockchain projects, and by 2020 the budget will be 300 million euros.


American scientists from MIT created a construction made from organometallic framework structures enabling the water extraction in deserts from air. The device looks like this. Chemically active metals are built into the lattice of organic polymers. The structure is located in the air for the entire day, but it starts working only with the onset of twilight. The temperature changes, becomes lower in comparison with the daytime, the air masses begin their movement through the lattices where water is released and accumulates on the chemical elements of the lattice. With the daytime the temperature again becomes high, the water drops evaporate and condense in a separate container. Now scientists were able to get 0.25 liters of water from 1 kg of such frames. Only sun is needed to make the device work.


Britain scientists from the University of Bath has developed a patch measuring blood glucose level. It will help people with diabetes to avoid painful daily blood measurements. The information is read by sensors from the liquid hair follicles contain. Sensors that use an electric field capture the liquid and analyze it for the amount of glucose. The device has already been tested on healthy people, studies are being prepared involving people with diabetes. If the tests are successful, the patch will be available for common use. Now the device can work for 6 hours without recharging and measure the glucose level every 10-15 minutes. Over time, scientists plan to extend the time of the patch to 24 hours and develop an application for a smartphone, where you can monitor test results.