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  1. 22/09/2017

    To emit electrons from the semiconductor crystal, researchers in Bielefeld bombard it with ultra-short laser pulses. Photo: Bielefeld University

    Dancing electrons lose the race

    Peer reviewed paper

    Bielefeld physicists publish in the research journal ‘Science’ Atoms emit electrons when a material is irradiated with light at a sufficiently high…

    Universitaet Bielefeld

  2. 22/09/2017

    One of the 1 600 detectors at the Pierre Auger Observatory  The detectors are tanks filled with 12 tonnes of pure water, which are used to detect particles from air showers, cascades of secondary particles produced when cosmic rays enter Earth's atmosphere. As they travel through the tanks of water, the secondary particles produce a flash of light caused by the Cherenkov effect.  The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina is the world's largest cosmic ray detector. It is named after the French physicist who was the first to observe air showers, in 1938. Credit: Céline ANAYA-GAUTIER/CNRS Photothèque

    Highest-energy cosmic rays have extragalactic origin

    Peer reviewed paper

    A 50-year-old debate has at last been settled: the highest-energy cosmic rays do not originate in our own Galaxy but in galaxies located tens or even…

    « CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) »

  3. 22/09/2017

    The photograph shows one of the patterned sub-structures that Zhang and his colleagues used in the design of their anti-icing coating.  The substructures helped cause macro-cracking at the interface between ice on the surface and the surface itself, a process the researchers called MACI, for macro-crack initiator. (Photo: NTNU Nanomechanical Lab)

    Controlling problem ice — by cracking it

    Peer reviewed paper

    Scientists and engineers have been waging a quiet but determined battle against an unlikely problem: the build-up of ice on different structures. A…

    The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

  4. 22/09/2017

    Discovery of SMART-1 impact site on high resolution Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter images. The field is 50 metres wide (north is up). SMART-1 touched down from north to south at a grazing speed of 2 kilometres per second. This image, with west illumination, clearly shows a linear gouge of 15 metres length in the surface. Credit: (P Stooke/B Foing et al 2017/ NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University)

    ‘Crash Scene Investigation’ reveals resting place of SMART-1 impact

    Observations of the Moon have revealed the final resting place of the European Space Agency’s first lunar mission, SMART-1. The spacecraft was sent in…

    Europlanet Media Centre

  5. 22/09/2017

    The Graphene Flagship at the Tallinn Digital Summit. Credit: The Graphene Flagship

    The Graphene Flagship Takes Technology Innovation to the Tallinn Digital Summit

    The Graphene Flagship will exhibit key technological advances enabled by graphene and related materials at the Tallinn Digital Summit on 29 September…

    Graphene Flagship

  6. 22/09/2017

    Human Gene Therapy

    New Gene Delivery Approach Could Allow Long-Term Persistence in Proliferating Cells

    Peer reviewed paper

    Researchers added a scaffold/matrix attachment region (S/MAR) to a conventional adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector used for gene transfer, and the mo…

    « Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers »

Forthcoming events

  1. 22/09/2017

    “20 blue growth enthusiasts completed Ghent University’s Blue Growth Summer School”

    Friday, the 22nd of September, 20 students - from Iran, Russia to Mexico - will be awarded their Blue Growth Summer School Certificate by a high level…

    Ghent University

  2. 19/10/2017

    Your effective FET communication strategy

    This webinar, organised by the EFFECT project, will provide advice on how to best design a successful communication and dissemination strategy for FET…

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  3. 24/09/2017 — 29/09/2017

    A salute to progress: the Heidelberg Laureate Forum celebrates its fifth event this weekend

    From September 24–29, Heidelberg will be home to the densest population of the laureates of mathematics and computer science: recipients of the Abel P…

    Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation

  4. 30/11/2017 — 01/12/2017


    DI4R2017 “Connecting the building blocks for Open Science”

    Europe's leading e-infrastructures, EGI, EUDAT, GÉANT, OpenAIRE, PRACE and RDA Europe, invite all researchers, developers and service providers for tw…

    « PRACE »

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