background preloader

The official website of the European Union

Related:  chenbf

Europe in the age of global competition Europe in the age of global competition 6 February 2005 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research, was the keynote speaker at an EPC dialogue, kindly sponsored by Hutchison Whampoa Limited, on "Europe in the Age of Global Competition.” The Real-Time Data City is now Real (in Singapore) Next to their established offices in Boston and Milan, MIT Senseable Lab is now also active in Singapore, where they just launched an impressive exhibition [] with five different graphical perspectives into Singapore's social, economic and mobility patterns. The five visualizations are all based on real-time data recorded and captured by a vast system of communication devices, microcontrollers and sensors. What seems to be in the pipeline is an open API to allow others access to the rich data streams: "The exhibition is just the beginning of something that aims to develop into an open platform for the management of urban real-time data and the engagement of developer communities in writing innovative applications for the city."

China's Economy Just Overtook The U.S. In One Key Measure This was inevitable, but it still feels momentous: By one important measure, China's economy is now the biggest in the world, topping the United States. China's gross domestic product is worth $17.6 trillion, adjusted for China's relatively low cost of living, compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S., the International Monetary Fund estimated as part of its latest World Economic Outlook. Here's how that looks in chart form: Europe Europe ( i/ˈjʊərəp/ or /ˈjɜrəp/[3]) is a continent that comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. It is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.[4] Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" also incorporates cultural and political elements.

The EU in slides This page contains visual material –slide presentations - illustrating various aspects of the EU. These slides may be a useful tool for teachers, speakers on EU issues, students and anyone interested in giving a presentation about the EU. They offer clear explanations on what the European Union is, what it does and how it works. Expert: Journalists were caught off guard by Europe's economic crisis Via Pedro Rivas Ugaz on Flickr, used with a CC-license. As Europe's economic crisis deepens, journalists covering the area are challenged to analyze, interpret, and above all, predict what will happen. "Journalism is a service to society.

DARPA Project List (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) DARPA Project List (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) was established 1958 in response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik. DARPA reports directly to the Secretary of Defense; however, it operates independently of the rest of military research and development. Its basic principles are: Small and flexible, with a flat organization structure Autonomous organization World-class scientists and engineers work with representatives from industry, universities and government labs Project-based style; technical staff rotated every 3-5 years Program managers are selected to be technically outstanding and entrepreneurial. Here's a listing of the DARPA-related projects presented on the Technovelgy site: DARPA Avatar Program Coming, But Will Soldiers Want To?

Explicit cookie consent IF THE 20th century belonged to the rich countries of North America and Europe, some economists argue, then the 21st will be the era of the emerging world. Economic growth across emerging markets has been scorching since 2000. Some of the largest countries, like India and China, managed growth rates above 10% per year. Continued growth at such rates would lead to “convergence” with the rich world. That would mean higher living standards in developing countries and a shift in the balance of economic and political power.

Europe Travel Information and Travel Guide Few places pack the punch of Europe. From its Northern Lights to its Southern shores, this drama queen keeps on thrilling, surprising and confusing with her extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. Overwhelming it can be, confusing for sure – just perusing a map of the crowded Old World will reveal cities, mountain ranges, seas and even countries you may never have even heard of. But the good news is that whatever you decide to do here, you’ll leave blown away by the sights, sounds, tastes and other sensations you’ll experience: there simply is no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck.

A Continent In Crisis: What Can We Do To Save Euro? Double dip recession is the most frequent phrase I usually encounter while reading news. The stories developing in Europe are boring. Greece default, Greece default, Greece default and the need of contagion! It shouldn’t have made any headlines. In last article, I suggest only a new bold action will solve the crises in Eurozone. C Semantic Web Activity The Semantic Web is a web of data. There is lots of data we all use every day, and it is not part of the web. I can see my bank statements on the web, and my photographs, and I can see my appointments in a calendar.

For European enactments a useful site is From here you will be able to see reports and directives such as: - Directive on the Legal Protection of Databases. - Directive on the Legal Protection of Biotechnological Invention. - Directive of the European Parliament and the Council of 8 June 2000 on Electronic Commerce. - Directive on the Harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the Information Society. - Directive on the Patentability of Computer Implemented Inventions. - Report from the Commission of the European Parliament and the Council on the Development and Implication of patent Law in the field of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. by raviii Jun 2

The law relating to IP Although there is a degree of harmonization between countries regarding IP, including a number of international treaties, IP law is still very much determined by each individual country. It is, therefore, not possible here to list all the various IP related laws, such as patent Acts, around the world. However, most countries now have a Intellectual Property office website where much of the legislation can be found. Some offices, like the UK, also have the case law on the web. by raviii Jun 2