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Supporting women in ICT in West & Central Africa

Every year, the fourth Thursday in April marks the ITU International Girls in ICT Day. Celebrated with a series of events around the globe, the initiative aims to encourage young women to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics… Continue Reading →

Using big data solutions to solve the mystery of worm behaviour

A research team, from FOM Institute AMOLF, VU Amsterdam, and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, studies the strategies animals use to navigate the world around them. For a model system, they use roundworms. The project faced a number of data challenges. The team… Continue Reading →

Helping Afghanistan’s youth rebuild their future

Minimising the brain drain and equipping the right people with the right skills is central to efforts to re-shape the future of Afghanistan after years of turmoil. The EU-funded Asi@Connect project contributes to these efforts by supporting capacity building of… Continue Reading →

Casting your digital vote with Zeus

What if conditions are such that traditional elections cannot take place? Enters Zeus – an internet voting platform, developed by GRNET, in which all the steps of the voting process can be verified using well-established mathematical tools. It has been… Continue Reading →

Australian eResearch infrastructure lets astronomers hear echoes from the dawn of time

In a breakthrough discovery hailed as the most significant find in astronomy since gravitational waves, astronomers in the United States have used an Australian radio telescope to detect signals from the universe’s first stars. Understanding the first stars is key to… Continue Reading →

TERNET leaps barriers to global teaching and learning

Ever since 2012 when AKU, a private university charted in Tanzania with presence in other countries like Kenya, Uganda, the United Kingdom, Pakistan and Afghanistan, got connected to the Tanzania Education and Research Network (TERNET), collaboration between the university and… Continue Reading →

How science engagers fight the ”Sneaker Net”

Are you familiar with the term Sneaker Net? If not, here is what it means: if the amount of the data you need to transfer is so large that it exceeds the capability of your computer network, you have to… Continue Reading →

Research network connects hospital gene equipment to supercomputer

The Center for Genomic Medicine at the national hospital Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, performs genetic analyses of samples taken from patients. The employees use sequencing machines to convert the samples to digital data, which they then analyse on Computerome. A… Continue Reading →

Research & education networking in 78 seconds

Wonder what a research and education network is all about? The bright people at Norwegian R&E network Uninett have produced a marvellous little video explaining the basics of it all – in just 78 seconds. Take a look and get… Continue Reading →

Dear cultural heritage conservationists, please relax – the MOLAB van is on its way

When artworks are too fragile to be moved, you have to come to them. With the help of R&E networks, the #MOLAB team helps art historians and conservationists study fragile artifacts without harming them, and it has already done so all across… Continue Reading →

Monitoring dust storms to give asthma sufferers a breather

Just last Wednesday, a ‘freak’ dust storm ripped through northern India, killing over 100 people, toppling homes and trees and leaving hundreds without electricity. Besides causing injury and death through falling trees or debris or through mass motorway pile-ups, dust… Continue Reading →

eduroam wifi access for more and more people

Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, worldwide roaming wireless network developed for the international research and education community. The eduroam footprint continues to expand, across countries and beyond university campuses to support global mobility for more academics, students and researchers. In 2017,… Continue Reading →

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