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19/09/2014 - 19:57
Subject to signature and conclusion of an Agreement associating Switzerland to parts of Horizon 2020, Switzerland will participate from 15 September 2014 with an associated country status in actions under Future and Emerging Technologies (calls with proposal submission deadline after 15 September 2014). Read more
12/09/2014 - 13:51
Later this month (23-25 September) the European Commission Representation stand at the National Ploughing Championships will be all about letting you know what the EU is doing in the area of “Agriculture and Research” with a spotlight on new technologies in agriculture. Read more
01/08/2014 - 13:45
Summertime! A good time to reflect on what's next in FET. Read more
25/07/2014 - 18:52
Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and Member States presented their first calls for projects and partners under Horizon 2020, the EU's €80 billion research and innovation programme, at an event in Brussels on 9 July 2014. Read more
18/07/2014 - 13:21
The stakeholder consultation for the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials) closed on 23 June 2014. A short analysis provides the findings. Read more
11/07/2014 - 19:10
The new contract for JET facilities has been signed on 6 June 2014 between the European Commission and the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. It is a major EUR 283 million contract, under Article 10 of the Euratom Treaty that enables exploitation of JET - the world’s largest experimental magnetic fusion device - to continue until the end of 2018. Read more
09/07/2014 - 19:04
Bart Pollux, an MSCA fellow from Wageningen University in the Netherlands has published a paper in Nature today, showing that the evolution of placentas can influence the way in which female fish will select their male partners. Read more
07/07/2014 - 10:30
VigiFall received Gold Medal at the Paris international Concours Lépine, which rewards the most promising inventions of the 2014 edition. Read more
30/06/2014 - 16:03
Sandra Šopić, Johannes Jobst, André Dankert, and Zhenyuan Xia were the four individuals who produced the best posters, chosen from more than 400 posters presented over four afternoons during Graphene Week 2014. The winners were selected by the Conference Programme Committee and a number of independent referees for their scientific contribution and clarity of presentation. Each poster session winner received a prize of €300, sponsored by the science journals EPL and AIP. & Looking ahead to next year Graphene Week at Manchester in 2015 & Watch the video messages of presentations given Read more
26/06/2014 - 18:33
Add a video abstract to your academic article and on average it will attract three times the number of downloads. Do not use unnecessarily complicated language. Also, if you write about something that is disruptive and can attract a huge crowd, it is far more likely that the article will be published.
These were just three of the tips and insights provided by editors from Physical Review Letters, 2D Materials and three different Nature journals during a Graphene Week fringe session on research publishing.
First up on the third day of Graphene Week in Gothenburg was Tony Heinz from Columbia University in the USA. He gave a talk on terahertz spectroscopy of graphene and described the response of electrons in graphene to electromagnetic radiation over a wide spectrum range. Read more

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