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The Commission''s research/industry Task Force on "Transport Intermodality", established in early 1995, has presented a first progress report on its work to date. The report outlines the reasons for the Task Force''s creation and stresses the need for intermodal transport solu...
The European Commission has published the terms of reference for the "Trains and Railway Systems of the Future" Task Force whose brief is to develop industrial common research projects in order to reinforce European competitiveness.In recent years, the railways have seen a d...
The European Commission''s research/industry "Trains and railway systems of the future" Task Force, established in early 1995, has presented a first progress report on its work to date.The aim of the Task Force is to bring together the separate strands of the railway industry...
The European Commission has published the Action Plan Guidelines for the "Train and Railway Systems of the Future" Task Force.Railways face a multitude of crucial business and industrial challenges if they are to respond effectively to the market opportunities arising from t...
On an initiative of Mrs. Cresson, Commissioner for research and development, Mr. Bangemann, Commissioner for industry, telecommunications and information technologies, and Mr. Kinnock, Commissioner for transport, the European Commission has set up six task forces to develop in...
On an initiative of Mrs. Cresson, Commissioner for research and development, Mr. Bangemann, Commissioner for industry, telecommunications and information technologies, and Mr. Kinnock, Commissioner for transport, the European Commission has set up six task forces to develop in...
On an initiative of Mrs. Cresson, Commissioner for research and development, Mr. Bangemann, Commissioner for industry, telecommunications and information technologies, and Mr. Kinnock, Commissioner for transport, the European Commission has set up six task forces to develop in...
The European Commission has adopted, on a proposal by Marcelino Oreja, Commissioner responsible for audio-visual policy, the second report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the Economic and Social Committee on the application of Directive 89/552/E...
The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a detailed list of the topics relating to the "Libraries" sector of the specific RTD programme in the field of Telematics Applications, for which proposals will be invited under the next call for proposals, due to be launched on ...
A new publication from the European Union will show British businesses how to take an active part in developing the technology of the future. "Profit from innovation" is an extensive guide to EU and UK research and development programmes.The guide was prepared by the Commiss...
The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a second edition of its guide to sources of information on research opportunities in the UK entitled "Profit from innovation". The publication aims to help British businesses make the most of their abilities to develop new techno...
The European Commission''s "Maritime systems of the future" Task Force, established in early 1995 at the initiative of Commissioners Bangemann, Cresson, and Kinnock, has recently published an interim report describing the work of the Task Force to date and identifying priority ...
The "Libraries" sector of the Community''s Telematics Applications programme has published a document providing synopses of projects for the application of telematic systems in libraries, supported by the European Commission under the Third Framework Programme for Research and ...
CORDIS, the European Community R&D Information Service, has recently launched a new Web entry point giving access to information on several INNOVATION programme activities aimed at Increasing Awareness of Innovation.This service provides direct access to redeveloped and expa...
Daily updates on the progress of the IST 98 conference taking place in Vienna this week are available on-line at the conference web site. Services include a daily newsletter at http://www.de.infowin.org/ACTS/IST/ rounding up proceedings at the conference, and picking out some ...
A new World Wide Web homepage on CORDIS, the Community Research and Development Information Service, entitled "Financing Innovation", aims to provide information on all aspects of innovation financing activities, carried out within the INNOVATION programme, part of the EU''s Fo...
The October 1997 issue of "Euroabstracts" has been published by the European Commission''s INNOVATION programme. It provides information on recent scientific publications stemming from Community research activities.Section I highlights a number of recent publications on innov...
The December 1997 issue (Volume 35, No 6) of "Euroabstracts" has just been published by the European Commission, DG XIII. One of the range of publications funded by the INNOVATION programme, it provides information on recent scientific publications resulting form Community res...
The 1997 "Euroabstracts" Annual Index has now been published. "Euroabstracts", published by the European Commission, DG XIII, contains abstracts of all scientific publications published by the European Commission.The Annual Index provides a guide to all the abstracts of scie...
CORDIS, the European Community Research and Development Information Service, has just published a short video which outlines the aims and objectives of the Service and provides a tour of the main aspects offered by CORDIS. The video was launched at a presentation to the EU''s R...
Following the mid-term review conference of the "Bangemann Challenge", held in Barcelona on 7-9 October 1996, it has been decided to extend the Challenge to cities from outside the European Union. Under the "Global Bangemann Challenge", Europe will challenge the US, Japan and ...
As malicious hackers find ever more sophisticated ways to launch attacks, China is about to launch the Jinan Project, the world’s first unhackable computer network, and a major milestone in the development of quantum technology.
The science of photonics continues to impact many areas of our lives from telecommunications to information processing, but the EU-funded PHOTOTUNE project recently highlighted its potential for medical applications, and the next generation of robotics.
Two-dimensional (2D) materials have opened up new horizons in the field of materials science over the last ten years. Now EU-funding has fed into the creation of a combination of structures to form suspended buckyball sandwiches, offering interesting properties for further research.
They exist above us in ice particles and cloud droplets, below us in rocks and oil fields, and even inside us helping with drug delivery. Yet despite their ubiquity, until now, relatively little has been known about the surface of miniscule water droplets.
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