The Ministry of Culture, Higher Education and Research and the National Research Fund Luxembourg announced the next COST Open Call for Proposals to support Scientific and Technical Collaboration in Europe. With the main objective to stimulate new, innovative and interdisciplinary European scientific networks and so to strengthen the foundations for building scientific excellence, COST invites proposals contributing to the scientific, economic, cultural or societal development of Europe.
Crackling radio stations, signal loss in tunnels and difficulties tuning to the correct frequency - the conventional car radio has had its day. ESA with 9 partners, such as SES Astra, are developing the multimedia car radio of the future. The prototype and the technology were demonstrated at the Noordwijk Space Expo on Thursday 25 January and have great potential for the car industry and information providers.
The strategic importance of intellectual property (IP) is growing rapidly, and European companies are changing how they manage IP. New research from the Economist Intelligence Unit, based on a survey of over 400 senior executives, found out that collaboration is crucial to IP value maximization for European firms. Realising the full potential of ideas means letting them flow in and out of organisations to where they can be most efficiently handled at each stage of their development.
The aim of the new programme ATTRACT of the National Research Fund (FNR) is to build on the excellence, dynamism and creativity of research in Luxembourg by attracting young researchers with a high level of ability in science or technology and proven experience in a professional research context. Projects selected under the ATTRACT programme have a lifespan of 5 years and the financial contribution by FNR will be up to EUR 1,000,000. .../
A new image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows N90, one of the star-forming regions in the Small Magellanic Cloud. The rich populations of infant stars found here enable astronomers to examine star forming processes in an environment that is very different from that in our own Galaxy, the Milky Way. .../...
By analysing the COSMOS survey - the largest ever survey undertaken with Hubble - an international team of scientists has assembled a three-dimensional map that offers a first look at the web-like large-scale distribution of dark matter in the Universe. This historic achievement, one of the most important results in cosmology, accurately confirms standard theories of structure formation.