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24/08/2015
"It has been said that futurists don’t predict the future so much as drive us towards a better one. Fulfilling the promise of these emerging technologies depends on continued research and funding. Ongoing projects, such as the Allen Institute Brain Atlas and Cell Types project, the Brain Initiative, the Human Brain Project, the Blue Brain Project and the China Brain Science Project, are all paving the way towards not only a better understanding of how the brain works, but technologies that take advantage of these discoveries to improve society." (World Economic Forum) Read more
12/08/2015
Producing graphene in bulk is critical when it comes to the industrial exploitation of this exceptional two-dimensional material. To that end, Graphene Flagship researchers have developed a novel variant on the chemical vapour deposition process which yields high quality material in a scalable manner. This advance should significantly narrow the performance gap between synthetic and natural graphene. Flagship-affiliated physicists from RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich have together with colleagues in Japan devised a method for peeling graphene flakes from a CVD substrate with the help of intermolecular forces. Read more
12/08/2015
Business Insider UK compiled a list of 50 scientists from across the globe who are changing the world for the better. Katrin Amunts, working at Jülich Research Centre (DE) has been nominated for her work on the "BigBrain", which aims to create a 3D atlas of the human brain. She is co-leader of the Strategic Human Brain Data subproject. Read more
06/08/2015
Graphene Flagship researchers have developed an optical fibre laser that emits pulses with durations equivalent to just a few wavelengths of the light used. This fastest ever laser based on graphene will be ideal for use in ultrafast spectroscopy, and in surgical lasers that avoid heat damage to living tissue. Read more
08/06/2015
Zoran Stančič, Deputy Director General of DG CONNECT, talks about graphene, after a workshop held at the European Parliament featuring the Nobel Prize Laureate, Sir Konstantin Novoselov Read more
19/05/2015
The Human Brain Project (HBP) calls for new partners from the systems and cognitive neuroscience community; its integration in the next phase is crucial for the progress of the project and essential for finalising the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and unlocking the H2020 funding of the Flagship. Read more
30/03/2015
A light bulb made with graphene - said by its UK developers could be the first commercially viable consumer product using the super-strong carbon. Read more
11/03/2015
The Commission held last January the first annual review meeting of the Graphene Flagship, assisted by 14 independent experts in Brussels. The aim of the review was to assess the work of the Flagship in its first year of activities, covering the scientific and technological progress of the project as well as health and safety aspects and the Consortium's coordination and management. Read more
25/02/2015
This blog was written by Dr Cinzia Casiraghi, a Reader in Graphene and Carbon Nanostructures at The University of Manchester. She is also the Chairperson of Graphene Week 2015 and was the recent recipient of the Marlow Award. Read more
25/02/2015
Europe’s Graphene Flagship lays out a science and technology roadmap, targeting research areas designed to take graphene and related 2D materials from academic laboratories into society. Read more

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