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Never mind the politics of a superstate, just consider the scientific challenge that faces Europe. Should researchers co-operate or compete? Should there be a master plan, prepared by the ministers, funding agencies and chiefs of European science, or should Europe's commissioners encourage imagination and invention at the laboratory bench? Should Europe's science managers favour basic or blue skies research, or worry about backing science that will make money? Should research chiefs try to pick winners, or should they give chance and natural curiosity free rein and a generous helping hand and see what surprises emerge?
How, in the face of many differing national bureaucracies, research traditions and peer review practices, should they build a new kind of community of...
Although hospital superbugs like MRSA – methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus - are now a widespread and recognised problem, new MRSA strains that have emerged and are spreading amongst the wider public in the USA may pose a bigger threat, according to Exeter researchers speaking today (Wednesday 28 November 2007) at the Federation of Infection Societies Conference 2007 at the University of Cardiff, UK, which runs from 28-30 November 2007.
“The new community associated MRSA strains appear to be more virulent and more easily spread between people”, says Dr Marina Morgan from the Royal Devon &...
20 November 2007 (10:00 – 16:00)
Royal Institute of Natural Science, rue Vautier 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
(close to the European Parliament)
THE OPEN FORUM
Morning sessions (9.00 –...
Nanotechnology is redefining fields like imaging, diagnosis, drug delivery, regenerative medicine and biomaterials as well as underpinning the development of new generations of medical products.
Many of these advances will offer vastly improved outcomes for patients, therapies for hitherto difficult-to-treat diseases or conditions, improved...
The XX. International Congress of Genetics (ICG) will be held in Berlin from July 12-17, 2008. The International Genetics Federation (IGF) has elected the German Genetics Society (GfG) to organise the biggest and most influential forum in the field of genetics worldwide.
After more than 80 years this prestigious genetics world congress congregates in Germany again. The ICG has taken place once every five years in many major...
European Polar Summit , 7th November, Rome, Italy
'The Future of European Polar Research - Towards an enhanced coordination framework of programmes and infrastructures in the European Research Area'
Cultural experts from around the world will arrive in Sunderland next week (November 9 - 11) to take part in England’s largest independent Irish conference and festival.
The University of Sunderland will welcome VIPs and renowned Irish experts from the UK, Ireland the USA, Japan, Australia, Latvia, Malawi, Canada, Italy and...
Managing successfully and effectively software assets & licenses, Avoiding costs of under-licensing and over-spending
Datum: 19. & 20. Februar 2008
Veranstaltungsort: Maritim Hotel, Berlin
Comprehensive Software Asset & License Management strategies, tools and techniques are essential for avoiding over-spending, preventing risks, improving...
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...
Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:
From 2022, the atmospheric and earth system research campaigns conducted using the “High Altitude and Long Range Research Aircraft” HALO will receive another six years of funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG): the DFG has granted an extension to the Infrastructure Priority Programme 1294 for the scientific use of HALO for the period from 2022 until 2027. The programme on atmospheric and earth system research, which the DFG has been funding since 2007, is coordinated by Professor Manfred Wendisch from Leipzig University together with Professor Joachim Curtius from the Goethe University Frankfurt.
The total budget for the third phase of HALO SPP 1294 is based on the volume from previous years, with approximately 12 million euros for scientific proposals...
A novel mechanism for electron optics in two-dimensional solid-state systems opens up a route to engineering quantum-optical phenomena in a variety of materials
Electrons can interfere in the same manner as water, acoustical or light waves do. When exploited in solid-state materials, such effects promise novel...
Biochemists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have used a standard electron cryo-microscope to achieve surprisingly good images that are on par with those taken by far more sophisticated equipment. They have succeeded in determining the structure of ferritin almost at the atomic level. Their results were published in the journal "PLOS ONE".
Electron cryo-microscopy has become increasingly important in recent years, especially in shedding light on protein structures. The developers of the new...
New insight into the spin behavior in an exotic state of matter puts us closer to next-generation spintronic devices
Aside from the deep understanding of the natural world that quantum physics theory offers, scientists worldwide are working tirelessly to bring forth a...
Kiel physics team observed extremely fast electronic changes in real time in a special material class
In physics, they are currently the subject of intensive research; in electronics, they could enable completely new functions. So-called topological materials...