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Coronavirus triggers Portuguese distance learning boom

The academic communities in Portugal have rapidly taken up distance learning services due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Over very short time, the number of daily users has risen from just below 2,000 to more than 60,000.

How computers can speed up vaccine development

Vaccines are the key to conquer threats to public health posed by coronavirus and other infectious diseases. A team at the University of Bristol, UK, is revolutionizing the way vaccines are developed, paving the way for faster and more effective vaccines. The scientists at the heart of the project explain how the Research 4.0 tools... View Article

Supporting the global challenges of the novel coronavirus

The global network of interconnected National Research and Education Networks is boosting international capacity where needed as part of the global rapid response to the recent novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Safe at Play: Preventing sport-related sudden cardiac death in athletes

Researchers are leveraging the diagnostic power of the data collected from the wearable sensors athletes use to monitor to improve performance.

Stormy weather ahead – in space!

Being able to forecast the weather in space is becoming ever more important. So-called sub-storms caused by fluctuations in the Sun’s activity pose a threat to satellites and could be fatal to astronauts and space tourists.

Better dosages for children sick with cancer

By crunching large data sets, researchers are able to identify a specific genetic cause in one of seven young cancer patients. This allows for prescribing more accurate doses of medicine, avoiding unnecessary side effects

Supporting academic publishing in Ukraine

The URAN Publishing Service provides academics in Ukraine with the reliable virtual computing infrastructure they need to overcome technical barriers to publishing articles in academic journals online

Closing in on the genetics behind psychiatric diseases

The international iPSYCH project identifies genes related to specific mental illnesses to inspire development of better medicine and earlier diagnosis.

Bringing ancient manuscripts to life

"Tikkoun Sofrim" (Hebrew for “Scribal Correction”) is a joint French-Israeli project to integrate the wisdom of the masses to digitalize ancient manuscripts using Handwritten Text-Recognition.

Building a real-time early-warning system for political violence

Large databases, supercomputers and high-speed connections are part of the computational infrastructure to provide forecasts of political conflicts in Africa, and the peaceful university city of Uppsala, Sweden, is at the centre of it all.

Maximizing the value of genomic data through secure transnational sharing

The European “1+ Million Genomes” initiative aims at linking genomic databases across borders. But there is a challenge: You must do it do it without compromising data security.

Developing a global model for solar energy

Researchers have designed a uniquely detailed and precise model of solar energy potential on a global scale, and they are offering their data free of charge for everybody to use.