The e-Infrastructures Reflection Group Support Programme 2 (e-IRGSP2) aims to provide means and resources for the progression of the work performed by the inter-governmental e Infrastructures Reflection Group (e-IRG) that coordinates on a high European level the introduction of a grid based infrastructure for e-Science. The e-IRGSP2 project started on 1st January 2008 and continues until the end of December 2010.
The e-IRG is formed by official governmental delegates of all EU countries and a number of associated and candidate states. It was established to seek consensus on policy-level issues and recommend the best practices for the pan-European grid and research network efforts. The main objective of the e-IRG is to support - on the political, advisory and monitoring levels - the creation of a policy and administrative framework for the easy and cost-effective shared use of electronic resources in Europe (focusing on Grid-computing, data storage, and networking resources) across technological, administrative and national domains. The decisions and policies emerging from this process have a profound impact for the structure, competitiveness and innovation potential of the European Research Area.
The e-IRGSP2, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework programme, is the second support programme for the e-IRG. The total budget for the 36 months duration of the project is € 1.6 million. The objective of the project is to provide means to facilitate the information flow between the e-IRG members, and to raise broader public attention to the activities of the e-IRG, in particular among key groups from the innovation potential point of view, such as different types of end-users and developers of the e-infrastructure technologies.
The e-IRGSP2 involves eight European project partners and is coordinated by CSC, the Finnish IT center for Science. Other partners are:Netherlands Computing Facilities Foundation (NCF), Netherlands
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The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and subtropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. The idea of the research project “NanoFRET” is to develop a highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test so that patient treatment can begin as early as possible.
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The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astron-omers at the University of Geneva have now been able to closely observe a star system six billion light-years away. In doing so, they are confirming earlier simulations made by the University of Zurich. One special effect is made possible by the multiple reflections of images that run through the cosmos like a snake.
Today, astronomers have a pretty accurate idea of how stars were formed in the recent cosmic past. But do these laws also apply to older galaxies? For around a...
Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn't mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching.
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Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In PNAS, a team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) describes a Nano-CT device that creates three-dimensional x-ray images at resolutions up to 100 nanometers. The first test application: Together with colleagues from the University of Kassel and Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht the researchers analyzed the locomotory system of a velvet worm.
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