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How astronomers are making the universe feel smaller

Astronomy AARNet (Australia) GÉANT (Europe) Jisc (United Kingdom)

While astronomers tackle the largest research area possible – the entire universe beyond the Earth’s atmosphere – just a few telescopes around the world provide much of the data they study to uncover the secrets of the universe’s celestial objects.

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Singapore and Finland collaborate to fight COVID-19 digitally

Knowledge Exchange Technology SingAREN (Singapore)

A new partnership will strengthen the use of supercomputers to find treatments and monitor how the COVID-19 pandemic spreads.

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Gold-containing particles target cancer

Health & Medicine CSC (Finland)

Researchers at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, have shown that gold nanoclusters are well suited for delivery of drugs specifically to cancer cells.

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Research & education networks solve real-world problems

National and regional research & education networks traverse our planet, providing ultra high-speed connectivity and tailor-made services that underpin scientific discovery, foster global collaborations and unlock access to education. This blog features fascinating stories from around the world about people and projects empowered by these networks to make a difference.

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Accelerating New Zealand’s climate research

"The ability to share our data comes from the interconnection between the HPC and the network," says climate scientist Dr Jonny Williams.

A silver lining to COVID-19 in South Africa

For the national research and education network of South Africa, WhatsApp groups are the go-to tool for communicating with institutions during the pandemic.

European cities share experiences on sustainability

Colibri, a service developed by the Portuguese national research & education network hosted a knowledge exchange on urban sustainability involving 161 European cities

Scientific collaboration for Africa and Latin America

Regional research and education networks in Africa and Latin America join forces to address United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and other common challenges.

Fighting fake academic diplomas

Building on blockchain technology, the new service SWITCHverify allows universities in Switzerland to guard themselves against fake academic diplomas.

Fibre optic subsea cables assist in earthquake detection

Despite vast scientific efforts over many decades, prediction of earthquakes remains highly challenging. Now, a collaboration between universities and other institutions in Spain have adopted a new tool for monitoring seismic activity.