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Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 7 pm
Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 300 Hazel Street, Waterloo
International researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), in Geneva, Switzerland, will soon embark on one of science’s greatest adventures. With its very...
Top international experts to meet at McGill conference on childhood obesity
Leading international experts from health, agriculture, food, education, finance, management, environmental protection, politics and economics will meet at the...
New Cancer Targets, New Therapeutics and Clinical Trials
Merging technological innovations and new knowledge about basic cancer biology, cancer researchers now target specific molecules involved in critical chemical...
Research will be reported at TCT 2007, the annual scientific symposium of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), that demonstrates that early intervention saves lives in women who have a heart attack or unstable chest pain.
Responding to media reports of recent studies that emphasized the dangers of angioplasty in women compared to men, Dr. Alexandra J. Lansky, MD, Director of the...
The mounting challenges implied by the lack of talents to safeguard continued economic growth in the Baltic Sea Region is the overriding theme when top politicians, high ranking business leaders, experts and academia meet at Baltic Development Forum Summit 4-6 November.
The quest for talents will be viewed from various angles such as how to boost entrepreneurship and innovation. Furthermore how to tackle the environmental and...
G 8 experts and their African counterparts convene for two days in Germany, Oct. 18-19, to map out specific ways to meet agreed commitments to foster better economic and social conditions in Africa through science and technology (S&T).
The meeting advances the initiatives pledged in the declarations of the Gleneagles and Heiligendamm G 8 summits, supporting a strong commitment towards...
On 18-19 October in Paris, CIRCE, the biggest research project about Mediterranean climate, will involve stakeholders to address research and debate adaptation strategies to global warming. Main issues to cope with will be impacts on agriculture and rural development, energy, tourism, coastal and terrestrial ecosystems, urban and regional planning.
As stated by Norwegian Nobel Prize committee in awarding Nobel Prize 2007 for Peace to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al)...
From October, 17 to 20, 2007 the World Congress on Regenerative Medicine (WCRM) is taking place in Leipzig. For the third time top-level international scientists will present their latest findings in the trade fair city of Leipzig.
"We are very glad that we have succeeded in finding a common platform for the presentation of the novel themes within Regenerative Medicine at the World...
Today, society is seeking ways of dealing with an ageing population, degenerative diseases such as cancer and arthritis, the problems of increased cardiovascular and other life style diseases such as diabetes.
Alongside this is the need to eradicate malaria, tuberculosis and Aids, and other ‘plagues’ of the 21st century. Other crises revolve around the shortage of...
The extent to which there is an “anti-science” culture in Britain will be one of the themes of a conference held today, Tuesday 16th October.
Speakers at the event will challenge the view that the British public is ‘anti-science’ and will suggest instead that people are selective about embracing or...
Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:
The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.
Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...
Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.
That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there is a broad range of differences in people's visual ability and that these...
Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.
During a CT analysis, the object under investigation is x-rayed and a detector measures the respective amount of radiation absorbed from various angles....
The quantum world is fragile; error correction codes are needed to protect the information stored in a quantum object from the deteriorating effects of noise. Quantum physicists in Innsbruck have developed a protocol to pass quantum information between differently encoded building blocks of a future quantum computer, such as processors and memories. Scientists may use this protocol in the future to build a data bus for quantum computers. The researchers have published their work in the journal Nature Communications.
Future quantum computers will be able to solve problems where conventional computers fail today. We are still far away from any large-scale implementation,...
Rice University researchers test 3-D carbon nanostructures' thermal transport abilities
Pillared graphene would transfer heat better if the theoretical material had a few asymmetric junctions that caused wrinkles, according to Rice University...