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Investing In Space To Boost Europe’s Competitiveness And Growth
2012-11-21 15:00:42

ESA ESA has just concluded a successful two-day Council meeting at ministerial level in Naples, Italy. Ministers from ESA´s 20 member states and Canada today allocated 10 billion for ESA´s space activities and programmes for the years to come. Apart from the 20 ESA Member States and Canada, several observers were also present at the Ministerial Council: Seven out of the 9 EU Member States that are not yet Member States of ESA (Estonia, Hungary, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, the...

Space Photo Contest Being Held By ESA
2012-11-17 06:34:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you've taken a unique or interesting space-related photograph sometime during the past year, then the European Space Agency (ESA) wants to see your work. The organization announced on Friday that they were soliciting submissions featuring space-related subjects including planets, moons, the Sun, other stars, and galaxies. Their favorite picture will be selected as the Space Science Image of the Week for December 31 "as a...

2012-11-15 18:20:01

Dr Bruno Reversade first scientist outside of Europe to win prestigious European awardSingapore, Nov 15, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Dr Bruno Reversade from A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) is the first scientist based outside Europe to be awarded the prestigious European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) Young Investigatorship. The EMBO Young Investigator Programme (YIP) recognizes the most outstanding and promising young independent scientists leading their first labs in Europe...

Space Match 2012 On November 20th
2012-10-30 10:14:43

ESA It´s a familiar dilemma: you want to find a partner, but you aren´t sure how to do it. If you´re lucky enough to be a European space technology, or are looking for one, on 20 November you can turn to Space-Match. Space-Match is a matchmaking event that brings together space technologies and companies from outside the space industry. It can lead to some spectacular pairings, in which space technologies are adapted in new ways for use here on Earth. For the first...

2012-10-26 12:34:15

Digital spending - the acquisition of media products in digital format - tripled from 2006 to 2010 worldwide, with the recording music sector now achieving 30% of its global sales in the digital market. The digital success of the music sector contrasts other media and content industries, which are moving at a slower pace towards digital with distribution. Only 6% of film/video, newspapers, magazines and book sales were digital, according to the Joint Research Centre's (JRC) report on "The...

2012-10-23 20:46:09

Fostering and improving medical research education is crucial to biomedical research and clinical patient treatment, and as such it has been identified as the main challenge in every joint European Science Foundation (ESF) - European Research Medical Councils (EMRC) strategy report. A new policy report entitled “Medical Research Education in Europe” has just been published looking at crucial factors to improve medical research education throughout Europe. The new science policy...

Old Star May Have A Companion
2012-10-10 15:10:33

[ Watch the Video: Slicing Through View of the Material Around R Sculptoris ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers have discovered an unexpected spiral structure in the material around an old star called R Sculptoris The team used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to discover the surprising spiral structure in the gas around the red giant star, which could mean there is a previously unseen companion star orbiting the star....

2012-10-02 12:59:02

New genome editing technologies developed at the University of Minnesota for use on livestock will allow scientists to learn more about human diseases. The genomic technique, known as TALENS, is described in a report published today in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The technique is cheaper and faster than previous technologies that allow scientists to genetically modify livestock animals; the animals are used to learn more about human diseases,...

Invitation To ESO’s 50th Anniversary Gala Event, 11 October 2012
2012-09-18 08:22:57

WHAT Media representatives are invited to participate as working journalists at the gala event celebrating 50 years since the signing of the ESO convention in 1962, which established the European Southern Observatory (ESO). WHO ESO's Director General, Professor Tim de Zeeuw, and the Council President, Professor Xavier Barcons, will welcome Ministers and representatives from the Member States and the host country Chile, as well as the ESO Council, representatives of ESO committees, past...

First European Astronomy Journalism Prize Winners Announced
2012-09-05 16:54:16

The winner of the first European Astronomy Journalism Prize, designed to help inspire the next generation of researchers has been announced today (5 September 2012) at a reception in the House of Commons. Katia Moskvitch from the BBC was announced as the winner and awarded a trip to Chile, by a panel of judges representing the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) who ran the competition, together with the Royal Astronomical Society and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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