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From time to time in human history, women have had to face with bias and prejudices, often it was forbidden for them to study and to pursue their goals, especially in scientific areas. Who were the founding 'mothers' of our modern scientific era?

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SULTAN represented with the EC at the AAAS conference in Seattle, WA

In Seattle, Washington (the city of the original Starbucks, the iconic Space Needle, Pike’s Place Market, and grunge music, among many other things), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting took place, 13 to 16 February 2020 with Bill Gates as one of the plenary speakers.

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Lousal: A Successful history of mine remediation in Portugal

The Lousal Science Centre – Mine of Science is part of a Portuguese network of 20 science centers spread throughout Portugal, which has the objective of promoting knowledge among people of all ages and fostering science and technology in creative and attractive ways for scholar and non-scholar visitors.

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(Science) mining in Portugal

The 3rd Network Wide Event (NWE3) of SULTAN project not only allows early researchers and partners to exchange scientific ideas but also offer magnificent hands-on experiences at the same time: A brief travel into the past and gain useful knowledge for future sustainable mining

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Recharging as ESR: a secondment later in Freiberg…

After a joy of meeting and contributing to a week of network event in Freiberg last September, I, like any other ESRs in SULTAN spent an extra working period in the same city for no other than so-called secondment. This blogpost encapsulates my learning journey,

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Tailings

MSCA-ETN SULTAN project focuses on the remediation and reprocessing of sulfidic mining wastes both of abandoned and active mines

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Functional foods

Functional foods are foods or food ingredients that provide health benefits beyond the basic nutrition, as a result of physiologically active food components. A functional food boosts optimal health, advances the immune system and can help prevent chronic diseases.

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Acid Mine Drainage: Let that mine flood

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is the outflow of acidic water from mine waste usually containing toxic heavy metals and metalloids. This occurs through the process of sulfidic ores being exposed to the atmosphere or water, causing the sulfides to oxidize into sulfuric acid.

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Is there life beyond cement?

Cement is the most used building material in Earth. Its production and consumption are very well stablished across the countries. Can you think of a reason to change that? Find out in this ETN SULTAN Blog.

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Keeping Up with the Circular Loop

Circular economy: adopting a four R’s policy (reduce, reuse, recycle and recover) and “keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times”.

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Biomining: what does it mean?

BIOMINING: What does microbiology have to do with metal extraction or mine wastes? How do they match? Biomining is the technical extraction of metals from ores, mineral concentrates and waste materials by microbial activity.

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