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  • Thinking Together about the Future

    Thinking Together about the Future

    During the Festival of Science in Hungary MTA Sections of the Life Sciences jointly organised an interdisciplinary conference on the ethical, legal and social aspects of innovations in biotechnology. Presenters covered new results in food safety, human reproduction, neuroscience and stem cell research discussing the issues in terms of benefits and hazards alike.

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  • Comprehensive report in Nature magazine on research financing in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe

    Comprehensive report in Nature magazine on research financing in the countries of Eastern and Central Europe

    On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall in Berlin Nature publishes a comprehensive picture of how research is financed in the EACE countries. Outlining the practices in Poland, Estonia and Hungary, three possible models are identified that may be followed to create a competitive research environment.

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  • Leó Szilárd Commemorated at MTA

    Leó Szilárd Commemorated at MTA

    Leó Szilárd (†1964), a pioneer in thermodynamics, particle physics and biophysics is credited for the design of the first nuclear reactor and for his activity for the peaceful utilisation of nuclear energy. The conference organised jointly by MTA the Section, Physical Sciences, the Section, Biological Sciences, and the Hungarian National Commission for UNESCO during the Festival of Science in Hungary remembered.

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  • The price we have to pay to preserve our living standards

    The price we have to pay to preserve our living standards

    A session of presentations has been held at MTA by the Department of Earth Sciences entitled “The price we have to pay to preserve our living standards – natural and social resources amid challenges and risks of the future.” The topics covered included the depletion of natural resources, the impact of global warming on the Carpathian Basin, social aspects of climate change, and the consequences of the migration of labour.

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  • "From Dream to Discovery"

    The chances of sustainable development were scrutinised a conference organised within the Festival of science in Hungary. The presenters from the MTA Agricultural Section were pressing for the examination of changes in natural resources, the tasks before plant production and animal husbandry as well as the launching of scientifically grounded programs and the widest possible distribution of the outcome.

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  • MTA research to determine the future of industries

    MTA research to determine the future of industries

    How could research findings inspire technological development was the main issue to discuss for the CEOs at the conference "The Customers of Science.” At a premium program of The Festival of Sciences in Hungary business leaders spoke about the requirements for scientific research, the shared results achieved with MTA research units and they worded their visions with respect to the future roles of science.

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  • "Far-sighted Science” The Festival of Science in Hungary, a one-month series of events kicking off

    The Festival of Science in Hungary opens today as MTA President László Lovász delivers his welcome speech and academician Valéria Csépe presents her opening lecture entitled The Power of Musical Notes: Cognitive Development and Brains Retuned. It is a one-month series of more than two hundred events staged nationwide.

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  • The Power of Musical Notes – Cognitive Development and Brains Retuned

    The Power of Musical Notes – Cognitive Development and Brains Retuned

    How does music influence the development of the brain, speech or maths skills? How much has science discovered of the growth and interaction of the brain, knowledge, skills and competences? The answers came from academician and psychologist Valéria Csépe at the opening lecture at the Festival of Hungarian Science with the responsibilities of „far sighted science” in the focus this year.

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  • Large Scale Networks in the Natural Sciences

    Large Scale Networks in the Natural Sciences

    Network scientists believe that we are experiencing a paradigm shift. Thanks to the development of technology the amount of information available in certain disciplines shows an exponential growth today posing a serious challenge to researchers. Some of them report their latest related findings within the Festival of Science in Hungary program.

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  • Fluorescent pipette tips: a new tool for neuroscientists

    Fluorescent pipette tips: a new tool for neuroscientists

    A new method developed by Bertalan Andrásfalvy, a member of the Momentum Laboratory of Neuronal Signaling at the Institute of Experimental Medicine (KOKI), may help not only neuroscience but other fields of research as well. By turning the research tool (in his case the tip of a glass pipette) fluorescent, it becomes easier to perform targeted studies from fluorescently labelled cells. Details are reported in the prominent Nature Methods.

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