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Releasing the power of AI in Belarusian biomedical imaging

Dr Kovalev and his team specialise in the use of Biomedical Image Analysis and Deep Learning technologies in medical diagnosis and treatment. But the use of large amounts of personal medical data involved in the training of Deep Neural Networks… Continue Reading →

Dramatic housing transformation in sub-Saharan Africa revealed

For the first time researchers have succeeded in providing an accurate assessment of urban and rural housing quality in sub-Saharan Africa. By using sophisticated Big Data based geospatial software they have revealed a remarkable development: Between 2000 and 2015 housing with… Continue Reading →

Finnish researchers develop robot reporters

Researchers from the University of Helsinki have already developed Valtteri, a news bot that has written more than 750.000 news articles on the 2017 Finnish Municipal election results, in Finnish, Swedish and English. Valtteri is part of the Immersive Automation… Continue Reading →

Microclimatic IoT monitoring to protect museum collections

“Prevention is better than cure” – this rationale applies in many places, and when it comes to museums as well. Museums are obliged to take good care of their collections of artefacts, many of them irreplaceable, invaluable and fragile, and… Continue Reading →

Bringing the stars within our reach, making data come to life

 “We don’t just show you the night sky. We take you out into the universe.” Thanks to a digital revolution in planetarium technology, people can experience realistic images and three-dimensional animations of the universe based on the latest scientific discoveries…. Continue Reading →

Connecting Cape Town’s periphery with eduroam in public libraries

In June 2019, the City of Cape Town and South Africa’s NREN, Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET), turned on the eduroam WiFi service in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries. Now students and faculty from any… Continue Reading →

Collaborative networks help improve the life of Parkinson’s disease patients

Important research being carried out in the University of Luxembourg’s Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) on Parkinson’s disease is having a global impact. Additionally, it plays a coordinating role in Luxembourg’s National Centre of Excellence in Research on Parkinson’s… Continue Reading →

Europe is ageing! And so what?

Luckily, we are all living longer, and the societies we live in need to adjust accordingly: In the 21st century, age is becoming one of our grand challenges, both individually and structurally. EU politicians realised all that about 20 years… Continue Reading →

And the winner of the In The Field blog TNC19 competition is…

…Nelson Dias from the Portuguese NREN FCT | FCCN. Nelson has been drawn from the newsletter subscriber database as the winner of a Sony Bluetooth speaker as advertised in our In The Field promotion at TNC19. Congratulations Nelson – and… Continue Reading →

Strengthening cyber security expertise in Georgia

Security of digital information is a major societal challenge. Georgia is keeping up with the global trend of developing cyber-security and interest in this field is noticeably increasing. GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association, is working with CERT.GOV.GE… Continue Reading →

Live images from a 600m long microscope

The European Spallation Source (ESS), is the world’s most powerful neutron source for research, and will allow scientists in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics to understand basic structures of materials on a much more detailed level than before. Part of… Continue Reading →

Armenian weather predictions get help from the Cloud

Extreme weather made headlines again last year. 2018 saw frozen iguanas fall from the trees in Florida, wildfires devastate parts of Sweden, Greece and the US, and snow fall in the Sahara. So, when weather conditions can turn perilous so… Continue Reading →

Connected supercomputers to boost European science and innovation

While Europe provides around 5 per cent of the world’s supercomputing resources, it consumes almost one third of them. To remedy this, the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking is investing heavily in new machinery. Recently it announced the funding of three pre-exascale… Continue Reading →

Creating a model of the Sun as a whole

“For too many years, the study of the Sun has been split into internal (i.e., the origin of the solar magnetic field) and external solar physics topics (i.e., the existence of sun spots) with no attention to the complex interplay… Continue Reading →

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