There are any number of ways to keep track of developments in European ICT research, ranging from personal contacts through to the mass media. Somewhere in between you have services like Ideal-ist and ICT Results.
While ICT Results mainly looks to showcase the fruits of successful research and technology partnerships funded by the European Union, Ideal-ist aims its sextant squarely at the other end of the horizon. It helps projects to kick start their innovative research and overcome barriers along the way.
With its new platform, the INTOUCH Special Interest Group (SIG), a whole new level of co-operation is possible, where European ICT funding ‘old hands’ can pass on the tricks of the trade to newcomers to the Framework Programmes and ICT research.
As more and more calls in the ICT theme of FP7 are published throughout 2008, this is an opportunity for network members to share ideas and pass on best practices. What’s more, through targeted newsletters, presentations, virtual meetings, moderated forums and downloadable documents, INTOUCH members have at their disposal a veritable online agora.What it says on the box
INTOUCH is open to all current Ideal-ist members and partners, including national contact points (NCPs), third-country contacts, and European policy-makers. It is also available to ICT information partners, such as the new Enterprise Europe Network (Innovation Relay Centre plus the Euro Info Centres), CORDIS and ICT Results – as an Ideal-ist umbrella member.
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If you've ever tried to put several really strong, small cube magnets right next to each other on a magnetic board, you'll know that you just can't do it. What happens is that the magnets always arrange themselves in a column sticking out vertically from the magnetic board. Moreover, it's almost impossible to join several rows of these magnets together to form a flat surface. That's because magnets are dipolar. Equal poles repel each other, with the north pole of one magnet always attaching itself to the south pole of another and vice versa. This explains why they form a column with all the magnets aligned the same way.
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In two experiments performed at the free-electron laser FLASH in Hamburg a cooperation led by physicists from the Heidelberg Max Planck Institute for Nuclear physics (MPIK) demonstrated strongly-driven nonlinear interaction of ultrashort extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) laser pulses with atoms and ions. The powerful excitation of an electron pair in helium was found to compete with the ultrafast decay, which temporarily may even lead to population inversion. Resonant transitions in doubly charged neon ions were shifted in energy, and observed by XUV-XUV pump-probe transient absorption spectroscopy.
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