An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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30 November 2016 | General
Malta hosts the 199th Committee of Senior Officials meeting

Malta is hosting the 199th COST Committee of Senior Officials meeting at the new interactive Science Centre (Esplora) between 30 November and 1 December 2016.

24 November 2016 | General
The 8th European Innovation Summit – Future now!

The 8th European innovation summit ‘Future now!’ was marked by an unprecedented sense of urgency requiring new innovation approaches that provide short-term, demonstrable impact and tangible benefits for EU citizens. All participants agreed on the need to improve communication between citizens and science, in order to better connect the two.

24 November 2016 | General
New COST network to trace the evolution of the universe

The network will bring European research, science and business together to further our understanding of the early universe and its consituents.

26 October 2016 | General
25 new Actions to start in early 2017

Approved by the COST Committee of Senior Officials on 24 October 2016, the new Actions were selected out of 478 eligible proposals collected earlier in April.

06 October 2016 | General
COST Action member awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

Prof Bernard L. Feringa, participant in the COST network Emergence and Evolution in Complex Chemical Systems, has received together with Jean-Pierre Sauvage and Sir J. Fraser Stoddart the Nobel Prize for developing the world’s smallest machines.

22 September 2016 | General
GenderSTE, a platform supporting future UN standards in sustainable urban development

The COST-funded policy network genderSTE has been developing case studies that connect policy and practice and show the importance of gender balance in fields like science, transport and environment, all linked to the United Nations sustainable urban development goals.

22 September 2016 | General
Strengthened intergovernmental support for COST in Bratislava

High-level representatives of the COST Member States and Cooperating State, as well as from the European Commission reconfirmed their commitment to the programme at the COST Ministerial Conference in Bratislava on 22 September. The conference was held under the auspices of the Slovak EU Presidency.

21 September 2016 | General
Two-time Pulitzer-winning journalist Sheri Fink to keynote at Disaster Bioethics Action conference

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Physician and New York Times correspondent Sheri Fink will be presenting her views on the ethical dilemmas that disasters raise at the final conference of Disaster Bioethics Action at Dublin City University on 3-4 October.

19 September 2016 | General
Research network fighting tinnitus in race for Frontiers Award

COST Action TINNET is competing for the Frontiers Spotlight Conference award for outstanding research collaboration with its research on tinnitus.

07 September 2016 | General
A changing Sun, a changing climate?

The Sun’s impact on our planet’s climate has recently been a hotly debated topic in the context of climate change. The controversy around this issue has led scientists across Europe to dig deeper into the claim that solar activity could be a major cause of global warming.

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