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Spreading data literacy through workshops and hackathons

To empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery, the ‘Carpentries’ movement develops and teaches workshops on the fundamental data skills needed for research. To date, more than 400 people have participated in 13 workshops, with an additional 30 (Data Carpentry and… Continue Reading →

Boosting ultra-sensitive microscopes

In biology, the behaviour of living organic substances such as cancer cells is studied under a microscope. But the light from the microscope damages these tissues and organisms, and they can only stay alive for a limited time – a… Continue Reading →

Cooperation between NRENs in the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries in action

Collaboration between two members of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Brazil and Mozambique, has yielded beneficial results in a number of areas ranging from telehealth to cybersecurity. This partnership began five years ago when the Ministries of Science… Continue Reading →

International researchers can now map the universe with Murchison

Located 360 km northeast of Geraldton, Western Australia, lies the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), one of Australia’s leading radio telescopes. While situated in Australia, a team of partners from Canada, India, Japan, China, New Zealand and the United States are… Continue Reading →

Grow food, grow jobs: how broadband can boost farming in California’s Central Valley

California’s Central Valley produces over one-third of the nation’s vegetables, two-thirds of its fruit and nuts, and contributes billions of dollars annually to the Californian economy. Unfortunately, many of California’s farming communities still lack reliable broadband internet access. This prevents… Continue Reading →

Using educational games to teach maths

3rd grade students in the municipal school system in Batatais, in the countryside of São Paulo, Brazil, are proving that learning numbers and calculus can be a more fun experience with the use of educational games in the classroom. To… Continue Reading →

Network connects astronomical observatories of the Canary Islands to the world

Since ancient times mankind has been asking questions about the Universe… What are the solar system, asteroids, comets, and supernovae like? How are stars, planets and galaxies created? From what material is the Universe made? The Institute of Astrophysics of… Continue Reading →

Proteomics project faster with grids and lightpaths

The research field of proteomics contributes to important new medical insights, producing vast amounts of data along the way.  To convert these massive amounts of proteomics data into knowledge requires dedicated computing and storage capacity. The Dutch research and education… Continue Reading →

Singapore and Sapporo scenic sites come to life via R&E network link

In February 2018 the JGN/SingAREN 100G circuit connecting Japan to Singapore via Hong Kong was put to the “tourist” test: spectators in Singapore were enchanted by crystal clear, 4k uncompressed video images of the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan whilst… Continue Reading →

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 →

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