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Brit considered for top EU research job

23-04-2015

UK-born Robert Madelin has emerged as a contender to take over the running of the European Commission’s research directorate if Dutchman Robert-Jan Smits steps down in a few months’ time, as expected.

 
 
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free article Energy shock
Research Europe

23-04-2015

It’s always a pleasant surprise—at least for spectators—when an outsider turns up at a conference and, dispensing with the normal platitudes, fires off a freewheeling critique of the hosts’ conceit.

Academics push for tougher regulation of artificial intelligence
Research Europe

23-04-2015

An international group of roboticists has called for a global moratorium on the use of autonomous robots as lethal weapons, as part of a wider debate on the regulation of artificial intelligence.

free article Cern takes lead on EU research cloud
Research Europe

23-04-2015

Researchers at Cern are working with the European Commission to create an EU-wide cloud computing network to help researchers store and share data.

 

free article Innovation ecosystems: big idea or business propaganda?
Research Europe

23-04-2015

The idea of a harmonious balance of industry and researchers has captured imaginations. But the idea is still short on substance, says Fred Phillips.

free article Coded message
Research Fortnight

15-04-2015

Something unusual happened last month. The often antagonistic worlds of science journalism and public relations united in a joint letter to Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude.