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  • The fractured face of e-health June 13, 2012 - 4:38am
    E-health has been discussed globally since the 1990s, and has been claimed by some as the most important revolution in healthcare since the advent of modern medicine. But approaches to implementation have differed greatly. Delegates, from Denmark and...
  • What happens to all the brain scans when a neuroscience study is over? Are the images stored? Can another researcher run the same algorithm from the study, but on a different set of brain images? And if a researcher in India accessed brain scans taken...
  • When a malaria vaccine becomes available, it could be effective to vaccinate people of all ages in low transmission areas in addition to the plans to vaccinate only infants in high transmission areas, according to a Swiss team that ran simulations...
  • Happy 10th Birthday, WLCG! December 21, 2011 - 10:48am
    This year, the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) turned 10. It was September 2001 when the idea was concieved of and approved by the CERN council to handle the large volumes of data.
  • Accelerate physics with your own computer October 12, 2011 - 7:40am
    The LHC is one of the biggest, most complex machines in the world. And physicists are reviving the volunteer computing project Sixtrack, part of LHC@Home, to design the 2020 upgrade.
  • Wiping out plagiarism October 5, 2011 - 10:44am
    As a new application running on desktop grids is starting the war on plagiarism in Hungary, by checking for translations of Wikipedia pages.
  • 48-hour grid security challenge September 28, 2011 - 9:49am
    A team from the Netherlands has mimicked a global attack on the Worldwide Large Hadron Collider Computing Grid, and released their results at a technical forum in Lyon, France, last week.
  • Cheap, green buildings for all? August 10, 2011 - 10:36am
    Could every person live and work in cheap, environment-friendly buildings? It might be possible soon, as a team from Italy help to revolutionise the building industry.
  • Virtual atom smasher in LHC@Home July 27, 2011 - 10:38am
    Anyone - anywhere - can now donate their own computers to help theoretical physicists at CERN calculate what the huge experiments using the LHC should be looking for in their data, with a new project called Test4Theory as part of LHC@Home.