Europe Science Bonanza

January 28, 2013 - 11:32 AM
FILE - In this May 9, 2011 file picture people use a infrared-DIC microscopy to do multi-neuron patch-clamp recording in the Blue Brain team and the Human Brain Project (HBP) laboratory of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Lausanne, Switzerland. Two European science projects - one to map the intricacies of the human brain, the other to explore the extraordinary carbon-based material graphene — won an EU technology contest Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, getting up to euro1 billion ($1.34 billion) each over the next decade. The projects were selected from 26 proposals. (AP Photo/Keystone/Laurent Gillieron)