16-year-old inventor and Open Access advocate Jack Andraka talks about his early detection test for pancreatic cancer and the necessity of Open Access and how it enables everyone to become a scientist.
On Thursday evening, at the time of its closest approach to the sun, comet ISON still had an active nucleus which was spewing gas and dust. About two hours after the Perihelion passage, however, there were no longer indications for any output. This is the assessment made by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Katlenburg- Lindau on Saturday. It is almost certain that ISON will not provide us with a spectacular comet show after all.
At its meeting in Paris on November 28, the Science Programme Committee of the European Space Agency ESA opted for two topics in which the Max Planck Institutes for Extraterrestrial Physics and for Gravitational Physics are closely involved: “The hot and energetic universe” and “The gravitational universe” with the projects Athena and eLISA.
Ten years after publication of the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, the commitment, which was initiated by the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, has garnered broad international support.