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​Scientists in Cambridge, UK, have demonstrated a lithium-oxygen battery with high energy density, efficiency and stability. The device is over 90% efficient, and may be recharged more than 2,000 times. The results of the research study led by Cambridge University chemist Clare Grey, who leads the energy activities in the Graphene Flagship, have been published in the Science journal. Read more
This course, organised by the University of Manchester, provides an overview of the exciting new field of study on graphene & 2D-materials, starting with the concept of what a 2-dimensional material is, how they are produced, their unique and superlative properties, and the range of potential applications.Watch the introduction video at the webpage.Course starts Feb 2016. Read more
The Commission has just signed a partnership agreement with the Human Brain Project, a key EU research project aiming to better understand how the human brain works. Read more
Two years into the 10-year voyage voyage of the Graphene FET Flagship project, Robert Bosch GmbH and Talga Resources Ltd have joined the €1bn, EU-founded collaboration designed to take graphene and related two-dimensional materials from laboratory to factory floor and beyond. Read more
At the latest FLAG-ERA Project Workshop that took place from 28 to 30 September 2015 in Madrid, the General Assembly of FLAG-ERA voted in favour of accepting the Academy of Finland (AKA) as a new member. The organisation was granted the status of Associate Member and was invited to give a presentation. It appeared that there are strong research activities in Finland in the field of the Human Brain Project and Graphene Flagships as well as the Flagship Pilots involving the majority of the 14 Finnish universities. Read more
For the first time ever, ICT 2015, organised by the European Commission and the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, includes a complementary off-site exhibition, open to the general public. Read more
A "NEURON" special issue on Cognitive Architectures was published with as main authors Stanislas Dehaene and Yadin Dudai from the Human Brain Project. It explores topics along the interface of systems, cognitive, and theoretical neuroscience.
In "CELL" journal the Blue Brain Project, led by Henry Markram, the simulation core of the EU Flagship Human Brain Project, published a draft digital reconstruction of the neocortical microcircuitry of the rat brain. Read more
In NEURON magazine, a total of 15 articles are dedicated to “Cognitive Architectures”. Many of these articles are authored by members of the Human Brain Project subproject “Cognitive Architecture”(incl Stanislas Dehaene) These scientists hope that these papers will inspire future models of the brain. Read more
The new Digital4Science platform is open to everyone interested in research and innovation to discuss and share opinion on science in the digital age. We want to hear your voice on EU policies and programmes designed to support science in the digital age and to boost scientific discoveries. Read more
Graphene production could become a very attractive market for small- and medium-sized enterprises, according to Dr Amaia Zurutuza, scientific director of the graphene production company Graphenea (ES), but it might take a while. "Graphenea" is a partner in the EU Graphene Flagship Project. Read more
"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
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
Researchers with Europe’s Graphene Flagship have demonstrated superconducting electric currents in the two-dimensional material graphene that bounce between sheet edges without scattering. This first direct observation of the ballistic mirroring of electron waves in a 2d system with supercurrents could lead to the use of graphene-based Josephson junctions in applications such as advanced digital logic circuits, ultrasensitive magnetometers and voltmeters. URL not specified Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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