Some of the latest news from the EIROs
EMBL, 7 March 2014 Slovak Republic becomes EMBL Prospect Member State EMBL welcomes the Slovak Republic as the first country to join its new Prospect Member scheme. In a Statement of Intent signed last month, the Slovak Republic and EMBL agree to explore the possibilities for long-term cooperation, with a view to the country becoming a full Member State within three years.
ESO, 6 March 2014 Crashing Comets Explain Surprise Gas Clump Around Young Star Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in northern Chile have today announced the discovery of an unexpected clump of carbon monoxide gas in the dusty disc around the star Beta Pictoris.
EMBL, 24 February 2014 Pan-European imaging infrastructure gains momentum Europe is uniting to make state-of-the-art imaging technologies accessible to biomedical researchers throughout the continent in a concerted manner. EMBL and seven countries have signed the Euro- BioImaging Memorandum of Understanding.
ESA, 20 February 2014 Neosat boosting Europe’s telecommunications by satellite ESA is forging ahead with the Neosat next-generation satcom platform, planning the first flights within five years. The goal is for European satellite builders to capture at least half of the world’s satcom market in 2018–30 through innovation and efficiency, generating €25 billion in sales.
ESO, 19 February 2014 Diamonds in the Tail of the Scorpion A new image from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the bright star cluster Messier 7. Easily spotted with the naked eye close to the tail of the constellation of Scorpius, it is one of the most prominent open clusters of stars in the sky — making it an important astronomical research target.