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From 01/07/2014 - 02:00 to 02/07/2014 - 02:00
Brussels

CAPS2014 is a two-day international event, organised under the aegis of the European Commission. On July 1, the CAPS2014 OFF part of the event, held at The Egg, will offer a dynamic schedule of talks, unconferences, workshops, hands-on sessions and networking moments. On July 2, the CAPS2014 Conference part, held at the European Commission, will provide participants with an overview of current projects and initiatives, and with detailed information of the upcoming CAPS Call under Horizon 2020.

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30/06/2014 - 18:47
Brominated flame-retardants (BFRs) are chemicals containing bromine that are added to materials such as plastics and textiles to make them less flammable. The wide application of flame-retardants, for example in equipment such as smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices, as well as in special plastics, paints and textiles has grown considerably over the past 30 years. Combined with the increasing environmental impact of these compounds, this has raised potential toxicological and ecological concerns. 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
30/06/2014 - 13:19
In an emergency evacuation, indicating the safest exit can save lives. EU-funded researchers hope to minimise casualties with a smart sign system able to determine the safest exit and point people towards it. Trials have been encouraging, and discussions are underway on further developing some of the project’s ground-breaking technologies. 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
26/06/2014 - 02:00
Budapest, Hungary
This discussion is an opportunity to share experiences and think about the participation in FET projects by researchers from all over Europe, enabling talent from new Member States to reach their full potential. Whether leading the next new project or setting up a collaboration with researchers on other countries – this is an opportunity to see how the most creative minds can be reached by FET. Read more
25/06/2014 - 17:51
Gothenborg - Sweden
Lots of new insights, great opportunities for networking and the inauguration of a completely new graphene exhibition. Just some of the things that materialised on the second day of Graphene Week 2014. Read more
25/06/2014 - 02:00
Budapest, Hungary
The European Commission, Ideal-ist, the network of National Contact Points for ICT, and the COFET project are organising a series of events on Future and Emerging Technologies in Horizon 2020. The series will start with an information day and consortium building event addressing the FET Open and FET High Performance Computing calls for proposals. Read more
24/06/2014 - 18:59
AGROCOS is a pioneering European project which is using modern scientific techniques to explore the ancient – and still largely untapped - richness of nature to develop new products for the agrochemical and cosmetics industries. Read more
24/06/2014 - 14:00
The opening of the Graphene Week 2014 (23-27 June) was a huge success. Some 450 researchers from all over the world working on graphene and related materials have gathered in Gothenburg, Sweden this week. Apart from new results in fundamental science, a wide range of topics on graphene applications are on the agenda, among others: biomedical applications, large-scale production, membranes for filtration and water purification, optoelectronics, energy storage, photovoltaics and a great deal besides.Watch the videomessages, get a flavour of subjects discussed the first day. Read more

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