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West Australian innovation could save SKA millions

3 September 2015 - A signal stabilisation system that will allow frequency signals and astronomical data to flow along optical fibre cables suspended on poles could save the SKA millions of euros. This work was supported by the University of Manchester, The University of Western Australia, the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, SKA South Africa and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Read the release

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