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National and regional Research & Education networks traverse our planet, providing ultra-high speed connectivity and tailor-made services that underpin scientific discovery, foster global collaborations and unlock access to education.

This site features fascinating stories from around the world about people and projects making a difference enabled by these powerful networks. 

 

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Brazil breaks new ground with advanced telemedicine network

The Telemedicine University Network Rute in Brazil is considered the biggest initiative in telemedicine and telehealth in the world. Watch the interview with Rute’s coordinator, Luiz Ary Messina, and learn more about the reach and roadmap for this world-changing initiative.

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E-portfolios help Japanese engineering students improve learning

The Engineering Department of the Kyushu Sangyo University in Japan has designed a dedicated e-portfolio as an educational tool to make students aware of their strengths and weaknesses, helping them achieve their goals in a structured fashion.

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Telemedicine: helping reduce deaths from cancer in Asia

Gastric cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in Asia. It accounts for the deaths of some 28 men and 13 women per 100,000. The Telemedicine Development Center of Asia has been building capacity to deliver valuable technical training for cancer specialists right across the region.

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Chile and CERN communicating closely

Today cutting-edge research is only possible through collaboration by sharing human and material resources to generate new knowledge. Many of the major international scientific projects generate such massive amounts of data that it would be impossible for a single institution to process them within a reasonable time. Facing this scenario, the logical solution has been the integration several smaller institutions into a network where they share their resources through a mutual collaboration.

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Taking Flight: a high-tech approach to studying birds

To encourage national and international collaboration, the Motus web portal will make data summaries and visualizations of bird migration tracking data, captured by the small Motus radio transmitters affixed to individual birds, publicly available for education and citizen science purposes.

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Musicians and dancers from three countries perform live via video links

A music and dance performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, included a live feed of musicians in London, United Kingdom, and dancers from Barcelona, Spain.

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Social media snitches on imminent cyber-attacks

Together with researchers from several universities, Brazil’s research and education network RNP, has designed an early warning system that monitors a range of social media channels to spot imminent attacks and to launch preventive measures and counterattacks.

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Revealing the inner workings of a tornado

Supercomputers and high-speed data connections play a crucial role when researchers re-create tornadoes and thunderstorms to better understand the dynamics of these powerful natural phenomena. Leigh Orf from CIMSS, the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, leads a group of researchers specialised in re-creating meteorological events leading up to the forming of tornadoes. Built on real-world observational data, the computer simulations unveil the inner workings of these monstrous events in unprecedented detail.

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Protecting the Earth from hazardous asteroids

On 19 April 2017 the ‘Rock’ asteroid made an uncomfortably close pass to Earth – the closest in 400 years. The first step to protecting against such hazards is to monitor them to calculate their precise orbits; this requires fast, reliable internet connections so that the huge volumes of observation data involved can be sent speedily and reliably to researchers around the world for analysis.

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Sharing Shakespeare in sync – and winning awards

Sharing Shakespeare in sync – and winning awards

Although approx. 2555 km apart, theatre students from The University of Tampere, Finland, and Coventry University, UK, are rehearsing Shakespeare together, sharing a “virtual learning theatre” made possible by powerful videoconferencing equipment and high-speed connectivity.

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Hook up to NOAH to know your hazards

Typhoons, floods, landslides, volcanos – the Philippines is a country that has it all. Taking 3rd place on the World Risk Index, behind Vanuatu and Tonga, the Philippines is heavily exposed to extreme weather. While you can’t do anything to change the course of a typhoon moving towards you, you can take the necessary precautions before it reaches your shores – the earlier the better. So, you need to know your hazards, and that is why, in the wake of the catastrophic tropical storm Sendong in 2011, the Philippines started developing a complex early warning system.

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Weather forecasting to keep the population safe

As weather forecasts are becoming increasingly detailed, data volumes are increasing as well, demanding high-speed connectivity and supercomputing power.

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