The development of the European gravitational wave detector, Virgo, has been completed, the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO) announced on 20 February 2017. Virgo is now ready to join the two LIGO detectors already in operation, thus opening new possibilities: in the case of three-in-one discoveries, the location of the event generating gravitational waves can be restricted to a fairly narrow section of the sky, and the detection of gravitational waves can be linked to other astronomical observations.
Traces of climate change in stalactites, environmental information preserved in loess, timberline changes in the mountains. The latest results on these topics were presented by Hungarian researchers at the annual meeting of Ice Age specialists in Budapest.
Now you can, if you don’t mind pretending being on the back of a drone. Following is the finalized video and the brand new 3D model of the main building of the Academy. You can also take a glimpse into what happened behind the scenes during the making of the film.
Research conducted on DNA repair sheds light on natural quality control mechanisms and the results will also help in exploring a promising drug target in the fight against bacteria. Resistance to antibiotics is one the most serious healthcare issues in our time.
Mr. Oláh, who was one of the most influential chemists of the 20th century, died in his Beverly Hills home on the 8th March at the age of 90.
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Grant to gain premium post doctoral researcher status in MTA’s research network and Hungarian universities between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2020
The Ignaz Lieben Award of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has been given to Illés Farkas, a researcher from the Statistical and Biological Physics Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The physicist received the acknowledgment and prize money of USD 36,000 for his achievements in the fields of collective motion phenomena, such as pedestrian escape panic and molecular biological and social networks.
To protest against the measures of the Trump administration questioning scientific results, American scientists will march in the streets on 22 April, Earth Day. Sympathy demonstrations will be held in approximately a hundred other countries. This press review is based on articles published in Science, Nature, Scientific American, New Scientist and National Geographic in January and February 2017.
Restorative neuroscience, the study of identifying the means to replace damaged neurons and recover permanently lost mental or physical abilities, is a rapidly advancing scientific field considering our progressively aging society. Redirecting immature neurons that reside in specific brain areas towards the sites of brain damage is an appealing strategy for acute brain injury or stroke therapy.
A new model created by Eörs Szathmáry and his colleagues offers a possible explanation for the evolution of life on Earth from simple organic molecules to the predecessors of our cells.
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