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BBVA Chairman Francisco González announces the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

Francisco González, chairman of BBVA, today presented the “BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards”. The prize money in these new BBVA Foundation Awards (an annual 3.2 million euros) and the breadth of scientific and artistic disciplines addressed place them among the world’s major awards, second only to the Nobel Prize.
In his presentation speech, Francisco González affirmed that “these awards will honor excellence in research and artistic creation, with an accent on... 10.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

ESA receives American Astronautical Society award

ESA and its ISS partners have just been given the Advancement of International Cooperation Award in recognition of the significant contribution made by the ISS.
The award, which acknowledges the work done by ESA and its ISS partners to advance international cooperation since the ISS partnership began, was given at the... 05.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

Honour for UK-Japanese research

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have won a prestigious international award for collaborative research with a Japanese university.
Professor Liz Sockett and colleagues at Nottingham, together with Professor Shin-Ichi Aizawa at the Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan, have jointly... 05.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

Project of Uppsala University awarded for integrating IT and life science

On November 29, the Bioclipse project from Uppsala University was awarded the Special Prize of the jury at Trophées du Libre – an international contest for Free Software held in France.
Georg Greve, president of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) gave the jury’s motivation: “Bioclipse is breaking new ground by integrating different... 05.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

University of Kent conservation student wins $25,000 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award

Inogwabini Bila-Isia, a PhD student in Biodiversity Management at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Kent, has been awarded the 2007 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation.
Bila will receive his $25,000 Award at a ceremony at the National Geographic Society in Washington DC on 13 December. The award and prize, which was... 04.12.2007 | nachricht Read more

First CajAstur International Prize for Soft Computing

In London, on July 23rd 2007, at the Imperial College, the Jury of the CajAstur International Prize for Soft Computing, congregated to evaluate the different candidatures presented to the First edition of the Prize, and after analyzing all the proposals and accompanying documentation, decided:
'To distinguish Professor Marco Dorigo as the winner of the First Edition of the Cajastur International Prize for Soft Computing, in consideration of his... 22.11.2007 | nachricht Read more

DELO wins RadTech Europe Award for Innovation

DELO Industrial Adhesives receives the Radtech Europe Award for the development of UV-curing epoxies for OLED-displays. The prize is awarded by the Radtech Europe Association and goes to innovative technologies in the sector of radiation curing.
„We are proud of having received this award for the development of our UV-curing epoxies“, said Sabine Herold, Managing Director of DELO Industrial Adhesives.... 21.11.2007 | nachricht Read more
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Im Focus: First-of-its-kind chemical oscillator offers new level of molecular control

DNA molecules that follow specific instructions could offer more precise molecular control of synthetic chemical systems, a discovery that opens the door for engineers to create molecular machines with new and complex behaviors.

Researchers have created chemical amplifiers and a chemical oscillator using a systematic method that has the potential to embed sophisticated circuit...

Im Focus: Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation

MPQ scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network.

Concerning the development of quantum memories for the realization of global quantum networks, scientists of the Quantum Dynamics Division led by Professor...

Im Focus: Electromagnetic water cloak eliminates drag and wake

Detailed calculations show water cloaks are feasible with today's technology

Researchers have developed a water cloaking concept based on electromagnetic forces that could eliminate an object's wake, greatly reducing its drag while...

Im Focus: Scientists channel graphene to understand filtration and ion transport into cells

Tiny pores at a cell's entryway act as miniature bouncers, letting in some electrically charged atoms--ions--but blocking others. Operating as exquisitely sensitive filters, these "ion channels" play a critical role in biological functions such as muscle contraction and the firing of brain cells.

To rapidly transport the right ions through the cell membrane, the tiny channels rely on a complex interplay between the ions and surrounding molecules,...

Im Focus: Towards data storage at the single molecule level

The miniaturization of the current technology of storage media is hindered by fundamental limits of quantum mechanics. A new approach consists in using so-called spin-crossover molecules as the smallest possible storage unit. Similar to normal hard drives, these special molecules can save information via their magnetic state. A research team from Kiel University has now managed to successfully place a new class of spin-crossover molecules onto a surface and to improve the molecule’s storage capacity. The storage density of conventional hard drives could therefore theoretically be increased by more than one hundred fold. The study has been published in the scientific journal Nano Letters.

Over the past few years, the building blocks of storage media have gotten ever smaller. But further miniaturization of the current technology is hindered by...

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