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The Big Pixel Initiative: using satellite data to map urbanisation, schools, and refugee camps

Urbanisation is a fundamental force that shapes many dimensions of the modern world, from land cover and land use around cities to economics and policy-making. However, the rate and magnitude of these changes have not yet been mapped globally with… Continue Reading →

What does Mars sound like? Turning the Red Planet’s data into music

Exploring planet Mars through sound and music. Do we need to say more? The Mars Soundscapes project uses sonification to transform data from the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft & images from rovers Curiosity and Opportunity. Read all about it on… Continue Reading →

Integrating the data of life

It is well known that people react differently to medications. The reason for this could be the patient’s physical characteristics, his or her genetic makeup, or the influence of other medication. The goal of Professor Mikko Niemi’s (University of Helsinki)… Continue Reading →

Listen to data collected on planet Mars: sonification and more at SC18

Data sonification: the translation of data and scientific information into sound. That’s right, you can listen to data! Watch the interview in the video below where Domenico Vicinanza (GÉANT & Anglia Ruskin University) and Genevieve Williams (University of Exeter) explain this process… Continue Reading →

Supporting sustainable water management in Central Asia

Central Asia’s growing population, arid lowland ecosystems, agriculture and hydropower are dependent on headwaters of the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers. Concerns related to climate change, epitomised by glacier retreat and precipitation fluctuations, as well as to the cumulative… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Turning scientific data into captivating images

Veteran visualisation expert Jyrki Hokkanen takes on any challenge thrown at him by scientists in need of imagery. Finnish researchers from all areas come to him, whether it is physics, climate science, biochemistry, or geology. They all need visualisations to… Continue Reading →

Delivering the data for groundbreaking cancer research

“Your download will be complete in 43,800 hours” is what the device communicated. When the Sheba Cancer Research Center (SCRC) wanted to transfer 300 terabytes of data from the US National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG)Genomic Data Commons (GDC) in Chicago to local… Continue Reading →

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