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A Web portal for Energy and Semiconductors Public Awareness


Energy, semiconductor physics and microelectronics are subjects of everyday discussion at all levels: in the media, in political and economical debates. These subjects should, therefore, be particularly effective in making people aware of the importance of science and technology and of their impact on society. The project will provide European citizens with a deeper understanding of the nature of energy (its transformations, exploitation current problems and future scenarios) and of semiconductors and semiconductor technology together with an appreciation of their impact on modern society. This will be achieved through the development of a web portal where everyone can find information about scientific and technological issues in multimedia format. The portal will provide access to versions of the following multimedia:
-La conquista dell'energia, produced by the INFM (currently in Italian, will be translated into French, English, Spanish and German);
-L'energia e le sue trasformazioni, produced by the INFM, in English, Spanish and Italian;-Dal silicio al Computer, produced by the INFM, in English, Spanish and Italian; Users will also have access to a network of scientific experts who have agreed to answer users' questions.
The objectives of the project are to explain the impact of scientific and technological advances and their applications, benefits and limits to the general public and to young students, in order to make scientific and technological knowledge more readily accessible to them, taking advantage of the effectiveness of a multimedia approach, and to stimulate young people's interest in scientific careers. Throughout, due attention is paid to historical and multidisciplinary perspectives. The portal will be launched at the European S.&T. Week 2004, at other public exhibitions, and used, as a didactic tool, in EU schools. The partners will use their own diffusion networks and resources to publicise and disseminate the service as much as possible

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