Showing posts with label Research. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Research. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

'Brexit' May Hurt Britain Where It Thrives: Science and Research

By KIMIKO DE FREYTAS-TAMURA
OCT. 17, 2016

The New York Times

LONDON — When Adam Durant started his company analyzing climate-related threats to aircraft, he and his team of researchers symbolized the possibilities offered by the European Union.

Soon after graduating from college, Mr. Durant received a prestigious European Union grant to study atmospheric chemistry and conduct climate-related research. When he started his business, he hired staff members from Belgium and France without having to sponsor their visas.

But since Britain voted in June to leave the bloc, Mr. Durant has become the archetype of something very different: a nervous entrepreneur, unsure about future funding and even considering leaving the country.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Landsat 8 to the rescue


NASA prepares to launch satellite that will continue historic record of global change.
NATURE
Jeff Tollefson
06 February 2013

When Landsat 5 fell silent on 6 January, scientists across the globe mourned its passing but gave thanks for its fortitude. The satellite had lasted a record-breaking 28 years, snapping images of the changing planet from melting glaciers to burning rainforests, while its successors faltered. Landsat 6 failed during launch and Landsat 7, at 13 years old, is partially blind and has limited fuel. With the passing of Landsat 5, the future of the world’s longest-running — and perhaps most influential — set of data on global change rests with Landsat 8, which is scheduled to launch next week from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Greek science on the brink


Financial woes spur controversial reforms of the country's research system.
Nature
Alison Abbott
11 January 2012

Nature
 
481,
 
123–124
 
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doi:10.1038/481123a

Just a handful of Greece's universities and research institutions are internationally competitive…
The rectors of Greece's 24 public universities, for their part, seem appalled by the law…
It is shocking that academic leaders would show no respect for a law…
Greece does not have a dedicated research funding agency…