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Europe is ageing! And so what?

Luckily, we live longer. SHARE, the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe, helps researchers understand the consequences, and helps policy makers make the necessary decisions on health, social and economic policy.

Tracking cuckoos from space – building the Animal Internet

How is this even possible? A cuckoo carrying a tiny transmitter signalling to a satellite and allowing researchers to track its 16,000-kilometre, ten-month-long loop migration from Scandinavia to Central Africa and back.

Cross-border concert showcases unique technology for teaching and performance

‘Music Without Borders’ using LoLA low latency data transmission technology was enjoyed by Ministers and Ambassadors from around Europe and Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries.

Turning scientific data into captivating images

Veteran scientific visualization expert Jyrki Hokkanen takes on any challenge thrown at him by scientists in need of imagery - even illustrating particle physics in four dimensions. Finnish researchers from all areas come to him, whether it is physics, climate science, biochemistry, or geology.

The rainmaker – seeding particles in clouds

Not many people could be described as a rainmaker quite as literally as Hannele Korhonen. Korhonen, a research professor at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, is heading a project that aims to improve artificial rainmaking in the United Arab Emirates.

Optimizing an airplane wing more precisely than ever before

Engineers used research networks and supercomputing in two countries to inform the design of airplane wings that will make airplanes lighter, reducing fuel consumption and the number of raw materials used in construction

Helping scientists analyse their data

One of the major trends in scientific research is the increase in data volume. Science is increasingly data-driven when datasets are on the tera-scale level. Once, only particle physicists produced these huge amounts of data, but now many other branches of science do too and a new service aims to make crunching these data easier for researchers.

Científicos chilenos logran ver la explosión de 61 supernovas en tiempo real

Un grupo de científicos del Centro de Modelamiento Matemático (CMM) de la Universidad de Chile pudo ver en tiempo real la explosión de 61 supernovas, a solo horas de que aparecieran en el espacio. La visualización se realizó desde el Observatorio Iberoamericano Cerro Tololo de AURA, en el norte de Chile, y los datos fueron... View Article

DUMBO to the rescue – deploying ICT for emergency medical care in post earthquake Nepal

On the 12th of April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal demolishing half a million buildings, killing 8.800 and injuring over 16.000 people. The research and education network of Nepal participated in the relief work by setting up emergency wireless networks at a number of hospitals treating earthquake victims.

Building a network without a network

When you build a national e-network connecting students and researchers, you usually start out by burying fibre, and buying and installing equipment. But what do you do, if none of that is possible? You focus on making a difference for your users, and that is exactly what the American University of Beirut has been doing.

Connecting 40.000 university students

Meet Emmanuel Togo, the mastermind behind delivering wireless connectivity to 40.000 students at the University of Ghana. Creating easy wireless connectivity for everybody on campus improves the quality of education, speeds up communication and makes it easier to access digital resources both on and off campus.

Keeping the medical data in Japan’s university hospitals safe in case of disaster

The Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011 caused significant damage to local hospitals in the disaster area, destroying medical information systems in the hospitals and losing patients’ important medical records. The losses prompted Japan's university hospitals to jointly construct a new backup system that keeps their medical backup data in remotely located areas.