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Next Research-TV broadcast: Friday 4 March

03.03.2005


The next Research-TV broadcast will take place on Friday 04 March 09:15 - 09:30 GMT and will feature one topical technology story.



Research-TV produces VNRs tailor made for TV news, radio, online and written coverage. Each story highlights groundbreaking research and/or new discoveries.

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EU Research Infrastructures
Materials Science and Nanotechnology - The Big Picture

The study of materials science starts small - in the nanometre scales where details are magnified 1,000 million times. To understand the ultra-small structures requires a large-scale operation encompassing extensive facilities and equipment - Research Infrastructures - to support the work of materials scientists.

On 3rd March 2005, the first of a series of press briefings on European Research Infrastructures will be held at one of the world’s most prestigious research centres, the CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford in England.

This first press briefing focuses on exploring new developments in materials science and nanotechnologies and analysing the impact of the research projects carried out in the EU.

The programme features presentations by senior scientists and policy makers such as Janez Potocnik, EU Commissioner for Science and Research and John Wood, Chief Executive of CCLRC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, as well as extensive on-site visits.

Research-TV will carry exclusive coverage of the event from Friday 4th March 2005.

Shueh Yen Wong | alfa
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